Otto Zenke Student Design Awards

Otto Zenke Design Awards Showcase Interior Design Creativity!

Each year, the Otto Zenke Student Design competition asks students to design an awe-inspiring project based on certain criteria for the judges to consider. This award gives both scholars and their programs the opportunity to showcase their creativity, professionalism, and the chance to win scholarship money along with recognition throughout the Carolinas.

Our 2023 Otto Zenke event was held on Saturday, March 31st at the offices of Little Diversified Architectural Consulting.  Held as part of ASID Carolinas' 2023 Spring Meeting, the 2023 award winners were announced during the luncheon portion of the meeting.

Thank you to all of our award participants and congratulations to our 2023 Otto Zenke Design Competition winners.  See our 2023 list of winner below and view their winning projects!

Past Winners


  • Naomi Lytle – FIRST PLACE
  • Libby Montgomery – SECOND PLACE
  • Molly Terra – THIRD PLACE
  • Leslie Webb – HONORABLE PLACE


  • Isaac Wood – FIRST PLACE
  • Alyssa Gomes – SECOND PLACE
  • Audrey Amsden – THIRD PLACE
  • Robyn Strong – HONORABLE MENTION


  • Carly Lawing – FIRST PLACE
  • Appalachian State University – FIRST PLACE
  • Lauren Makenzie Halford – SECOND PLACE
  • Naomi Lytle – THIRD PLACE
  • Morgan Sotto – HONORABLE MENTION

2023 Otto Zenke Design Competition Winners

Click on their names below to view their winning projects.

2023 Otto Zenke Event Photos

Click here to view photos from the awards presentation event.

“Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration.”
- Thomas Edison

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- Albert Einstein