PORTLAND, Oregon — Clemson University’s new Experience Clemson branding space in Greenville is receiving national praise for its design. The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) announced that the space has received the association’s Impact Award, as well as the People’s Choice Award, as part of the annual IIDA Oregon Design Excellence Awards.

Experience Clemson tells the university’s story through events and interactive exhibits. The space is another way for the community to experience the excitement that surrounds attending, supporting and being a part of the Clemson Family.

The IIDA’s annual Design Excellence Award is billed as “an important platform that highlights the exceptional interior design work that is occurring in the Pacific Northwest.”

The Impact Award is a juror-nominated award and recognizes work that positively impacts the community. The People’s Choice Award goes to the entry that receives the most online votes. This year, Experience Clemson took home the prize out of almost 2,000 online votes.

“We were absolutely thrilled and humbled to be selected by IIDA jury panel for the Impact Award. Just like the Clemson Family has supported the new space, they yet again have helped us rally to win the People’s Choice Award,” said Lane Sulhan, director of Experience Clemson design and development.

Clemson University’s Creative Services is responsible for the overall brand vision and creative execution for the space. Upswell, a design firm based in Portland Oregon, contributed experience design, technology and physical fabrication.

“Experience Clemson is a hybrid, integrated space that represents the future of environmental, architectural and media design,” said Armando Manalo, a partner at Upswell. “We’re thrilled that the IIDA recognized work that is, above all, a testament to Clemson’s innovative spirit as well as a tightknit, inspired partnership with Creative Services.”

Experience Clemson is located at the corner of Main and Coffee streets in the ONE building in downtown Greenville.

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