Cook, of River Falls, is excited to start her career when she graduates in December, but her work already is being noticed. On April 1, she was named to the 2021 Metropolis Magazine Future 100, a list of the most promising interior design and architecture students in the U.S. and Canada.
The list included 50 interior design and 50 architecture students — 30 undergraduate and 20 graduate students in each division.
Of the 30 undergraduate interior design students, Cook was the only student from Wisconsin and one of only three from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois. The 30 students were from 13 states, along with four from Canada.
The list, in the magazine’s March-April issue, considered 300 applicants.
“She is very deserving of the Metropolis Future 100 honor,” said Professor Shelley Pecha, interior design program director. “Her talent is well-rounded with unique creativity, high conceptual thought and excellent technical skills. She aims to create emotional experiences through commercial design.”