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Fogarty Awarded First Place in Design Challenge

Invitational took place at Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms and included architecture and interior design students from 11 New Jersey high schools.

junior Mike Fogarty won first place in the Second Annual Stickley Design Invitational last month.

The invitational took place at the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms in Morris Plains and included architecture and interior design students from 11 New Jersey high schools.

The free, full-day event is a partnership between the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms and the Robert Busch School of Design at Kean University. The annual event was founded in 2011 during the 100th anniversary of The Log House at Craftsman Farms, a National Historic Landmark, Gustav Stickley masterpiece, and one of the most significant landmarks of the American Arts and Crafts movement.

Through a competitive application process, only 15 participants were selected to compete in this year’s Invitational. On the day of the Invitational, participants were given a six-hour theoretical challenge—to design an outdoor performance space, including a three-dimensional model, for the grounds of Craftsman Farms.

A team of volunteer interior designers and architects, who also served as jurors, were on hand throughout the day to offer encouragement, advice and feedback as the students made sketches and constructed three-dimensional models.   

Fogarty shared first place honors with Jack Campbell, a junior from Westfield High School. Junior Christina Burke also represented West Essex.

The Stickley Museum, completed in 1911, is the only home designed and built by Gustav Stickley for his own use. The Stickley Museum is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday year round, from 11 a.m. to  4 p.m. For more information, visit www.stickleymuseum.org.

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