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Flex-Ability Concepts Scholarship Awarded To OU Interior Design Student

Allison Winn

Oklahoma City, OK - HGTV has motivated viewers to wallpaper, paint, stain and do all things home renovation. The home-improvement network also has inspired generations of new architects, like Allison Winn, a third-year interior design student at the University of Oklahoma’s (OU) Gibbs School of Architecture in Norman. Winn is the latest recipient of a scholarship offered by Flex-Ability Concepts.

Winn picked OU to be close to her grandparents and to experience a culture outside of her native Sacramento, Calif. She was drawn into interior design after binging HGTV as a child.

She said, “My favorite HGTV show since as far as I can remember has been ‘Fixer Upper’. I have fallen in love with Joanna Gaines since the show aired and have taken plenty of inspiration in many of my residential project iterations. I have actually also visited the Silos, Silos Bakery and Magnolia Table—their restaurant—and absolutely loved it. Joanna's line with Target, Hearth & Hand, is one of my favorites to shop at.”

Winn did not know about Flex-Ability Concepts before the scholarship, which she applied for via the university’s CASH scholarship program. After graduation, Winn plans to work in an architectural design firm, gaining skills and knowledge in the design field. Her ultimate goal is to design, build and own a series of wedding venues across the United States. She has a contemporary and simplistic style.

Outside of school and career aspirations, Winn loves to travel, especially on planes, listen to worship music, hang out with friends, shop and exercise. She has taken advantage of having her grandparents close too, often cooking and sharing meals with them.

“This is the 23rd year Flex-Ability Concepts has offered a scholarship to OU architectural students,” said Frank Wheeler, an owner of Flex-Ability Concepts. “This relationship with OU has been important to us because collaborating with architects is something we strive to do. Being part of the learning process with students, like Allison, is our responsibility as a participant in the construction industry. We all play a role in supporting these inspired students and exposing them to new products and techniques.”

About Flex-Ability Concepts

Flex Ability Concepts logoFlex-Ability Concepts pioneered the development of flexible framing products. Patented Flex-C Trac can be curved by hand on the jobsite and is the brand by which all others are measured. Flex-Ability Concepts has continued to add new sizes and gauges to its Flex-C Trac product offering. Other products include Flex-C Angle; Flex-C Arch; Flex-C Header; Quick Qurve Plate; and Three Legged Dog, a complete line of deflection clips. For more information about Flex-Ability Concepts and its products for commercial and residential applications, call (866) 443-3539 or visit

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