Houseology Travel Scholarship Judges

The Houseology Interior Design Travel Scholarship judges are revealed.


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Houseology are delighted to reveal the judging panel for the 2016 Interior Design Travel Scholarship! The Travel Scholarship has been set up to highlight and reward outstanding interior design and encourage students in their final year of university to consider the benefits that travel could have on their personal design development, research and understanding of the interior profession. We’re giving interior design students the chance to win a £4,000 Travel Scholarship, enabling them to gain invaluable experience and an unrivalled network of contacts as they visit some of the world's top interior brands. and design houses.

Houseology scholarship judging panel portraits

We’ve brought together a distinguished panel of experts from several influential sectors of the interior design industry including; education, commerce, design and media to ensure that the entries are given an in-depth analysis from several key perspectives. The panel will be considering a number of important aspects when reviewing the submissions including creative excellence, innovation, spatial understanding, wellbeing and sustainability issues and demonstration of how the Travel Scholarship could benefit future work.

The Scholarship judging panel includes:

Susie Rumbold

Specialising in large residential developments and luxury homes, Susie Rumbold is the Founder and Creative Director of Tessuto Design Studio as well as President Elect of the British Institute of Interior Design.

Christopher Ball

Director of Architecture & Design, UK&I at IHG, Christopher Ball is passionate about hotel design with particular interest in the flow and connection of spaces and how these areas are enlivened for hotel guests and residents.

Patrick Macklin

As the Head of the Interior Design Department and Programme Leader at Glasgow School of Art, Patrick Macklin's key areas of interest focus on the nature, quality and value of place - specifically within urban contexts.

Kaye Newman

Kaye is the Head of Interiors at London Metropolitan University and has a wide breadth and depth of interior knowledge gained from her academic and professional career. Underpinning this wealth of experience is Kaye's particular interest in the field of spatial happiness and interior wellbeing.

Gareth Payne

Head of Interior Design at Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio. The studio delivers high concept interiors, large scale installations and architectural design from Tom Dixon, expressing a strong narrative with a dose of Britishness and eccentricity.

Henrietta Thompson

As the Editor-at-Large of Wallpaper* magazine, Henrietta writes about architecture, art and design for a wide range of online and print magazines around the world. As well as this, Henrietta has written five books and is passionate about designs that have meaning, rather than being purely decorative.

Kate Mooney

Kate Mooney is the Founder and CEO of as well as the Founder of award-winning design consultancy Occa-Design, which specialises in hotel design and leisure projects for global hotel brands.

“The Travel Scholarship is a hugely exciting project for everyone at Houseology and we are thrilled to have such an esteemed panel of judges on board,” says Kate Mooney. “As well as the chance to win this amazing prize, entrants' work will be put in front of some of the UK's leading figures in interior design which is an amazing opportunity! Myself and the rest of the panel are really looking forward to seeing the inspirational, high quality work that will be submitted and to meeting the designers of the future that are shortlisted too."

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