Category Archives: Interior Design

Denise Guerin Awarded Inaugural IFI Fellowship

The International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI) was founded in 1963 as the global voice and authority for professional Interior Architects and Designers. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of its founding, IFI established the IFI Fellowship to acknowledge exemplary international achievement within the interior architecture and design profession. Thirteen interior designers from around the world were honored with the inaugural award, including Morse-Alumni Distinguished Professor of Interior Design Denise Guerin, who retired from the University of Minnesota this spring after serving 24 years on the faculty. Guerin is noted researcher in the interior design field whose honors include an IIDA Northland Chapter Lifetime Achievement Award (2010), an American Society of Interior Designers Educator of Distinction Award (2007), the Louis Tregue/NCIDQ…

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A Fresh Look for the IEEE Student Room

The University of Minnesota's Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) student group worked with associate professor Abi Asojo's sophomore interior design students in the spring of 2013 to create a more efficient and modern space for the IEEE student room in Keller Hall. The final design was implemented this spring using a concept proposed by Ashley Reichard (pictured left) with some modifications. She was assisted by Lisa McGinnis and LizTewksbury at Target Commercial Interiors on final product and finish selections.More Stories about Interior Design:Tasoulla Hadjiyanni Recieves Innovative Education AwardBigger Boynton Clinic RedesignedStudents Win Best in Show at Fusion+Fashio…

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You're Invited: Final Reviews, Receptions, and Events

You’re invited to join students, faculty, and staff at the College of Design for final presentations and receptions from students across our various disciplines. Events will take place on the University of Minnesota Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter @UofMDesign and Facebook for updates, photos, and videos. May 8 | Apparel + Retail: Designs for TargetMay 8 | Toy Product Design: PlaysentationsMay 12 – 13 | Master of Architecture: Final Project Juries and Exhibitions May 12 – 14 | Master of Landscape Architecture: Final ReviewsMay 16 | B.F.A. Graphic Design Show: The Reveal May 16 | Interior Design: Thesis Reception …

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Tasoulla Hadjiyanni Recieves Innovative Education Award

The Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) awarded associate professor Tasoulla Hadjiyanni (Interior Design) with a 2013 Innovative Interior Design Education Award. Hadjiyanni was recognized with a $2,000 merit award or her entry, "Sketching in Interior Design History Class, Thinking = Being." This award recognizes and celebrates innovative teaching and program-related practices that advance the cause of excellence in interior design education. The Council for Interior Design Accreditation is an independent, non-profit, accrediting organization responsible for setting standards and evaluating degree granting interior design programs.Learn more about our Interior Design program.More stories from the College of Design:Thank You For Your Support: 101 and CountingCamera Obscura on Northrop PlazaRapson Hall: 9 Of Our Favorites On Instagram…

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Students Win Best in Show at Fusion+Fashion

IIDA Northland hosted its 8th annual Fusion+Fashion Show on Friday, November 8th. A portion of the proceeds benefit the local homeless shelter, People Serving People. This non-traditional runway show combines fashion and charity by challenging participants to create a couture ensemble inspired by our built environment.Fusion+Fashion coverage on Fox 9  This year IIDA invited participants to create a runway fashion look inspired by an original photograph of Minnesota architecture and design. Fusion+Fashion coverage on WCCOA team of University of Minnesota interior design students – Lise Rubins, Lauren Rath, Dustin Dorris, Carol Erklouts, Brittney Just and Kenzie Jordheim – won Best of Show for their design (pictured above) inspired by the U’s Walking Bridge. More stories from the College of Design:Looking Through the Weisman Windows Rybak to Teach at the U’s…

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Beyond HGTV: Can Design Change People's Lives?

Interior design educator and researcher Denise Guerin will deliver the University of Minnesota’s annual Ada Comstock Distinguished Women Scholars Lecture at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29 in the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs Cowles Auditorium. Professor Guerin’s lecture “Beyond HGTV: Can Design Change People’s Lives?” presents an overview of her imaginative, sustainable approach to interior design centered on the well-being of people. Guerin’s work has revolutionized the thinking, teaching, research and practice in the interior design field locally and globally. In many cases, Denise was the “first,” the “only,” or the “one” to pull teams together to conduct research that provides designers and architects with design knowledge that makes a difference in people’s lives in places they live,…

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