Award by design
A DESIRE to constantly challenge herself has resulted in Curtin University student Wang Na Cheung (pictured) being nominated for WA International Student of the Year.
The interior architecture student is one of four finalists in the category ahead of September’s WA Training Awards.
Miss Cheung, who studied interior design at North Metropolitan Tafe before beginning at Curtin this year, said her first semester at university had taught her how to think outside the box.
“It makes me think about why we do this and the inspiration of this design,” she said. “Sometimes I design something and feel like I can’t tell the story underneath, but here, I can tell you why I’m going to do this.”
A former computer programmer in her native Hong Kong, the Riverton resident said her talent for drawing inspired her to pursue a career in design and architecture.
“It took me two years to decide I wanted to study interior design,” she said. “I got my advice from a senior person (who) said ‘why not think about interior design because you can draw?’.”
Miss Cheung said her new career path forced her to be flexible and adaptable when confronting problems.
“Interior design to me was someone who can bring aesthetic comfort to people and we solve the spatial planning problems,” she said. WILLETTON Playgroup’s newest addition is set to be on show at its free open day, running from 9.30-11.30am on September 12.
The playgroup has unveiled its new nature playground, which it built thanks to volunteer and community donations and a recent City of Canning grant.