2016 NEXT Competition // Amy Groome

We are excited to announce that Amy Groome is the overall winner of the 2016 Steelcase NEXT Student Design Competition!  Congratulations, Amy!

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Meet the 2017 Graduates


January 27th: Craig Stargardt

Join us this Friday at 12pm to hear Craig Stargardt.  

As a successful sales trainer for more than six years, Craig knows how to sell to a range of audiences. By working in the different aspects of the industry in different regions of the country, he has gathered insight to become an expert in developing mid-level markets. Through Motivate Forward, he empowers others to become just as successful.

Along with overseeing his sales territory, Craig is a sales trainer, a guest speaker for textile courses at Virginia colleges with design programs, and the teacher of a textile CEU class. In 2012, he founded “Motivate Forward, LLC,” which specializes in sales coaching, mentoring, business development, motivation, and self-branding.

Visit Motivate Forward's website.


January 20th: Teknion

Join us this Friday at 12pm to hear Tracy and Zac from Steelcase. 


Tracy Backus | Interior Designer
Joining Teknion in April 2000 as a degreed and licensed interior designer has given Tracy a diverse career in the built environment
industry. As Teknion’s Director of Sustainable Programs, advancing sustainability is a cultural imperative that allows for a personal passion. 
Zac Feltoon | Industrial Designer
Zac is a graduate of Pratt Institute’s Industrial Design program and also studied at the Bauhaus. His work emanates from a deep understanding and engagement with our built environment.