Design Award Archive

SASD has a long history of being award leaders in the several disciplines. See the Design Award Archive for more SASD student awards


SASD presents a series of exhibitions throughout the academic year.
The Schelfhaudt Gallery is generally available
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Tue 11:00–4:00
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Thu 11:00–4:00
Fri 11:00–4:00
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Schelfhaudt Gallery
Arnold Bernhard Center
84 Iranistan Ave

SASD Interior Design team takes first in research competition

Fri 27 Mar 2015 — Three SASD interior design students took first place in the UB Faculty Research Day’s student poster competition. Luke DeRosa was lead author, with Talissa Traverso and Savari Divine. Their poster is titled “Building Green” sustainability is a concept of great concern in current day. Data suggesting our lack of sustainability

2015 48-hour repack challenge top ten!

Tue 24 Mar 2015 — SASD junior graphic designers Terrell Griffith, Joe Giampaoli, Michael Christiano, and TJ Sallah submitted their Band+Aid repack concept, model (above), and video to the 2015 48 Hour Re-Pack Student Design Competition: SASD 48 Hour Re-pack » and placed in the top ten of all teams nationwide. Final top three will

2015 24-Hour Repack Challenge

7:00pm Fri 6 Feb 2015 — Twenty Industrial Design students took ABC for the weekend to accept the Repack Challenge. In 48 hours, they had to brainstorm, plan, design, and produce an new and innovative package for commercial products. The Challenge is an annual, nation-wide event with potential prizes going to the teams with the

Kickstart for SASD grad’s thesis

Sat 31 Jan 2015 — SASD graphic design grad Kevin Corrado built a kickstart page for his thesis project, “Fourteen” a book of work by international photographers. The book is planned to be printed locally, in full color, and then hand-bound in folded signatures using the Coptic technique of sewing books. See the full

Convergence Workshop highlights ID Junior Irving Heredia

Wed 4 Feb 2015 — SASD juniors took part in a flash (literally, really) workshop with counterparts from Chosun University in SASD’s studios. Students used Arduino and LED components to make indicators that can be built into wearable items such as shirts,jackets, or hats. Irving Heredia gets profiled in depth, with more on the workshop,

SASD Social

Wed 18 Jan 2015 — SASD goes Social! Connect with SASD on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to stay updated on latest happenings. Join in the conversation with fellow students, get access to useful articles related to design and upcoming competitions that you could enter and win!

Dale Shepard, SASD ID Junior, Featured in Knightlines

UPDATE: Dale is featured in the University’s Knightlines alumni magazine — see and read a PDF about his experience with PENSOLE! Fri 18 July 2014 — Dale Shepard will study athletic footwear design in Portland Oregon on scholarship at the PENSOLE World Sneaker Championship from Monday 21 July to Friday 15 August 2014. The design

Web Design FTW!

Wed 20 Aug 2014 — Two SASD graphic design students, sophomore (now junior) Terrell Griffith and senior (now graduated) Jake Cummings, won honors in the third annual Above the Fold Student Web Design Competition. | in new window » Held annually, AFSWDC honors students whose achievements in designing for the Web go beyond the basics

Vanessa Strubbe, SASD ID student, makes the Times

Tue 29 July 2014 — Vanessa Strubbe, a senior Industrial Design student at SASD, is helping make a difference and the NYTimes noticed. She’s working with a team to invent new and inexpensive ways to give growing but disabled children furniture that they can use to meet their peers at eye level or to supplement

SASD Seniors and Alumni Exhibit at Wanted Design NYC

16–19 May 2014 NYCxDESIGN in NYC — SASD Industrial Design seniors, Kelsey Day, Mackenzie Day and Carmine Esposito and alumni David Clarkin and Evan Anderson, joined by junior Geoffrey Perman, exhibited their best work this year at Wanted Design 2014.More » WantedDesign is a premier creative destination for the international design community during NYCxDESIGN in

Three GD Wins at CADC

Three SASD junior graphic design students took prizes at the CADC (Connecticut Art Directors Club) annual portfolio meet on Saturday 20 April 2013. The annual event draws design students from all over Connecticut for a day of reviews, talks by working professionals, networking, and lunch. Both Jake Cummings and Kazuha Canak got honorable mention for

SASD Design Students Sweep Awards at ASID Competition

Design students from Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) at the University of Bridgeport were the big winners when they were awarded all but one prize at the American Society of Interior Designers CT (ASID) Student Design Competition. ASID CT invited design students to submit entries for two categories: Residential Design and Contract Design. In

2 SASD Students Win Ad Club of CT Billboard Competition

Two UB-SASD junior graphic design students won first and second places in the Advertising Club of Connecticut’s annual digital billboard competition, judged on Wednesday 27 February. Jose won First Place and $150 for his “Save a Pet” board, and Erika Ayala won Second and $50 for “Tweet About It”. Each student used their own pets

SASD Student Wins Ad Club Award

Melissa Matos is the recipient of an award from the Advertising Club of Connecticut for her logo for the UB Music Department. The project was completed under the direction of Prof. Gary Munch. The brief was to typify the University of Bridgeport’s music program, a program within the School of Arts and Sciences. Ms Matos

SASD student wins Silver and Excellence awards in CADC Show

SASD graphic design student, Kevin Corrado won a Silver and an Excellence award for the two photos seen here in the Connecticut Art Directors Club Annual Awards show.

SASD students offer fresh concepts for the Bridgeport library

During last semester SASD Interior Design students have been working under the direction of Professor Seung Park architect, developing concepts for the eventual renovation of a library wing. Part of this renovation is the introduction of a bank and a Cafeteria within the space. The exhibition of their work will be held during a reception

SASD Student Wins ASID Prize

The ASID Challenge was to design an exhibit for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland to commemorate an artist who has passed away. The competition was sponsored by ASID and Fabulous Floors Magazine. Danielle Anderson entry featured an exhibit for Ray Charles that was selected as the winning entry for which

SASD students win ParkFest Furniture-Design Competition

Two teams of student designers from the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) at the University of Bridgeport have won ParkFEST Furniture Design Competition by creating outdoor seating and other structures that will be used by the City of New Haven park system. Sean Evelich and Josh Sikora, both 19-year-old industrial design majors, beat out

SASD gets its own billboard

Check it out at exit 33 on Rte 95 inStratford, CT.

Italian by Design

It was, by all accounts, l’estate perfetta — the perfect summer — for Shintaro Akatsu School of Design students Carla Chavez, Gladys Erazzo, and Elizabeth Kohler, who studied at the much-celebrated Istituto Superiore di Architettura e Design (Institute of Architecture and Design) in Italy. The three interior design majors were assigned to develop plans for

SASD Industrial Design student wins Grand Prize at New York International Auto Show

A Shintaro Akatsu School of Design student from the University of Bridgeport (UB) captured the $4,000 Grand Prize at the 2011 World Traffic Safety Symposium Competition at the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA) International Auto Show. The World Traffic Safety Symposium is a featured event at the annual New York International Automobile Show,

2010: SASD senior Laura Kochan received Certificate of Excellence

Interior Design Senior Laura Kochan received a Certificate of Excellence in the Spring 2010 Yale. R. Burge Portfolio Competition. The competition is an ASID National Portfolio Competition.

2010: SASD junior Diego Moreno Received an Honorable Mention at the PAVE the Way 3D Challenge

More than 100 college students enrolled in store design, interior design,visual merchandising, and industrial design programs across the United States submitted designs to the highly competitive PAVE Challenge. Interior Design student Moreno was among just 12 finalists who qualified for the final rounds of the competition, which was held from March 10-12 in Las Vegas.

2010: SASD Student, Jihyun Park, Awarded an Honorable Mention at the CADC Student Conference

Jihyun Park, Graphic Design exchange student from Korea, was awarded an honorable mention at the CADC (Connecticut Art Directors Club) Student Conference for having an outstanding portfolio.