Interior Design Instructor Wins National Design Contest

Hughesville, PA Thursday, January 11, 2018

Winning pattern to be included in 2018 Acrovyn by Design® patterns collection

Robyn Lee Boettcher, an interior design instructor from Tucson, Arizona, created the winning pattern chosen from dozens submitted to the Acrovyn by Design® Patterns Contest.

The national contest was sponsored by Construction Specialties (CS), a leading manufacturer of specialty building products, and judged by professionals from leading design firms including HOK and ESA.

Boettcher’s pattern will be included in the 2018 Acrovyn by Design patterns collection. The collection gives design professionals refined possibilities for healthcare, commercial and educational settings. The wall protection is comprised of a .040 inch-thick rigid sheet made from sustainable, durable Acrovyn®. Acrovyn by Design is manufactured by embedding high-resolution digital imagery behind impact-resistant, PVC-free, rigid Acrovyn sheet. 

“As we enhance our collection, we involve designers in the creative process,” said Bill Kadi, Senior General Manager at Construction Specialties. “This contest was a celebration of designers and of our commitment to great design that lasts. Our 2018 pattern collection will feature Robyn’s work within a portfolio created for and by designers.”

Boettcher, who was awarded a $5,000 cash prize for her winning design, teaches design at Southwest University of Visual Arts in Tucson, Arizona. Her timeless design was inspired by her new career as a university professor. Boettcher’s concept was to ignite imagination while demonstrating the importance of participating in design competitions to her students

“While I am extremely honored to be included in the Acrovyn by Design 2018 collection, the most exciting aspect for me as an artist, educator, and shaper of interior space will be collaborating with the CS team to bring my vision to life,” said Boettcher. “I envision an imaginative and expressive commercial wall covering that inspires an unexpected response from the viewer. I intend to thoroughly absorb every detail of this process and integrate it into my classroom and ASID Student Chapter competitions.”


About Construction Specialties

Founded in 1948, Construction Specialties, Inc. (CS) is a family-owned building products company. CS provides solutions to complex problems that architects, designers, building owners, facility managers and contractors face every day. Since inventing the first extruded louver, CS has become a global leader in interior wall protection, impact-resistant doors and frames, entrance flooring, expansion joint covers, architectural louvers and grilles, sun controls, specialty venting and cubicle curtains and tracks. CS draws upon extensive expertise to design custom, high-quality products—many of which are a part of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program. CS products have been used within some of the world’s most significant architecture, including One World Trade Center in New York City, The Shard in London and Burj Khalifa in Dubai. For more information about CS products and solutions, please visit



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