Category Archives: Interior Design

Guerin interviewed by Metropolis magazine

Denise Guerin (Interior Design) was interviewed by Georgy Olivieri of Metropolis magazine after the Interior Design Education Council (IDEC) annual meeting in March 2011. Guerin, president of IDEC, “shared her concerns and optimism for the education of young designers, the need for more qualified instructors, and how practitioners can make the transition into teaching,” says Olivieri.

Q & A: Denise Guerin” by Georgy Olivieri, Metropolis

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Hadjiyanni elected to EDRA board

Tasoulla Hadjiyanni (Interior Design) has been elected to serve a three-year term on the Board of the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA). EDRA is an international, interdisciplinary organization that advances and disseminates behavior and design research toward improving understanding of the relationships between people and their environments.

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CDes events this week — October 4, 2010


Choreographed Landscapes lecture by Andrea Cochran
Monday, October 4, 2010, 6 p.m., 100 Rapson Hall, reception follows
Andrea Cochran will discuss how she shapes space as a landscape architect in both small gardens and larger landscapes: spare geometry applied to vibrant plant life results in sharp compositional order, yielding landscapes that convey a heightened sense of texture, light, and movement.


Inside the Office of Andrea Cochran
Monday, October 4, 2010, 12 p.m., 225 Rapson Hall
Brown bag session with Andrea Cochran of Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture. Cochran has been practicing landscape architecture in the San Francisco Bay area for more than 25 years. She graduated from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and worked on the East Coast and in Europe before moving to California in 1981. After working in collaborative partnerships for more than 10 years, she established Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture in 1998, known for seamlessly integrating landscape, art, and architecture. Her work is distinguished by its careful attention to site, climate, and the choreography of experience.

Architecture Graduate School Preparation Session
Monday, October 4, 2010, 12:15 p.m., 54 Rapson Hall
Are you thinking of applying to graduate school for a professional architecture degree (ex. M.Arch)? If so, attend a preparation session to learn about the process and receive advice about preparing your portfolio, as well as other insights when choosing and applying to graduate school. Renee Cheng, head of the School of Architecture, will discuss putting together a portfolio and other steps of the application process.

Architecture and Interior Design Firm Tour
Friday, October 8, 2010, 9:30 a.m., meet in HGA Gallery, Registration is full.
Join us as we visit StudioHIVE, HGA, and BKV Group, three interior design and architecture firms. We will hear from architects and interior designers at each firm, get a tour of their work space, and her about special topics related specifically to the firm’s current projects. Students will also get a chance for a question and answer time.


Goldstein Museum of Design

From Mao to Now: Chinese Fashion from 1949 to the Present
Through January 2, 2011
History of Chinese apparel from 1949 to present including works by four new Chinese fashion designers.

Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library

Time Frames and Other Stories
Through October 16, 2010
Architectural plans create the pragmatic framework for a complex narrative of built space in the exhibition of work by Tom Rose (Art).

HGA Gallery

Andrea Cochran: Landscapes
Through October 24, 2010
Cochran’s work draws boundaries with a controlled palette of materials, creating permeable edges that blur the line between the natural and built environment.

Questions? Contact Laura Walton at 612-626-6385 or

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Larson captains Canstruction team

Josh Larson (BS Architecture 2008) captained one of four teams competing in Canstruction 2010 at the Mall of America on Saturday, September 25, 2010. canstruction.JPGThe annual Canstruction event puts thousands of non-perishable food items in the hands of local architects, engineers, contractors, designers and students to see who can design the most creative food sculpture using stacks of food.

Larson’s team, which included fellow College of Design alumnus Laura Oestreich (BS Interior Design 2006), assembled a Viking ship set atop a football field in honor of the Minnesota Viking’s 50th anniversary. Their design required 4,150 cans of food to construct and approximately 6 hours to assemble the 8’x10’x10′ structure.

The team raised $5,000 for the project and spent $3,200 on cans for their design. They donated the reminder of their funds, as well as all of the cans from the project, to Second Harvest Heartland at the end of the competition.

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