NYSID student wins Decorative Club Awards

New York, NY - June 11, 2009 - The Decorators Club, an organization that encourages the promotion and advancement of the practice of interior design, announced the winners of their annual student portfolio competition at a reception on Wednesday, June 3, 2009. Three NYSID students were awarded scholarships for their outstanding work, distinguishing themselves amongst students from other New York City design colleges.

Sarah J. Muchow was awarded first prize and a $5,000 scholarship, Daniel J. Park was awarded third prize and a $3,000 scholarship, and Amanda B. Buck was awarded the Elsie May Gross Award and a $2,500 scholarship. They are all 4th year BFA students at NYSID.

The competition was open to six New York City design colleges including New York Institute of Technology, New York School of Interior Design, Pratt, Parsons, and School of Visual Arts. The awards are sponsored by The Decorators Club Education Fund, Inc., which raises its funds through their lecture series as well as corporate and industry sponsors.

“The NYSID community is extremely proud of the students who have won these esteemed awards,” said President Christopher Cyphers. “Throughout its history, the Decorators Club has played an important role in the interior design community and has shown a strong commitment to education. We are honored they have recognized three of our students for their exemplary work.”

The Decorators Club was founded in 1914 by 38 members to encourage the promotion and advancement of the standards of education for and of the practice of the profession of interior decoration and design. The Club also aims to establish and maintain rules of ethical and professional practice that will serve as a guide for the decorator, the client and the trade and maintain a spirit of friendly relationship and support among those who must work competitively. (above, left to right - Sarah Muchow, Chris Cyphers, Amanda Buck, & Daniel Park)


Founded in 1916, the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) is New York’s only private, not-for-profit college devoted exclusively to interior design education and related disciplines. NYSID’s guiding principle is that the interior environment is a fundamental element of human welfare and the college is committed to actively improving the quality of life for all segments of humanity. This ideal is put into practice by a dedicated faculty of well-known designers, architects, art historians and authorities in the field who guide a diverse student body of over 700 full-and part-time students.

NYSID offers certificate, undergraduate and graduate programs in the field of interior design. The college is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and NYSID’s BFA is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).