Tag Archives: interior design

Introducing the College of Design

Students in DES 1170 on a field trip

For first year College of Design students, navigating the different design fields can be an intimidating prospect. But College of Design leadership hopes to change that with the introduction of the new topics course DES 1170: Introducing the College of Design.

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Finding a Way with Interior Design | Q&A with Julie Irish

Julie Irish (Ph.D '17, Interior Design)

When Julie Irish (Ph.D ’17, Interior Design) was asked to design a school for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) she made the surprising discovery that there was little design research on the topic. This was the motivation she needed to conduct her own research into how to design schools that are not only friendly for children with ASD, but help children […]

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That’s a Wrap: Students Showcase Their Work in Final Reviews

Students review the work of Graphic Design seniors.

The 2016-2017 school year is drawing to a close and with it comes final reviews, presentations, and events! Join students, faculty, and staff at the College of Design for final presentations and receptions showcasing design projects and research from across the design disciplines. Events will take place on the University of Minnesota East Bank and St. Paul campuses. Follow us […]

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Interior Design Students Reimagine the Workplace

The guest jurors announce the winners of the competition.

When designing for today’s workplace, interior designers are increasingly called upon to think beyond the traditional cubicle and create a more contemporary space. Interior design students in Abimbola Asojo and Justine Pliska’s IDES 2604 experienced this first-hand when they were asked to design a “third place work cafe” as part of a competition from Haworth. “The parameters were to design […]

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2017 Imagine Fund Award Recipients Announced

Columns in front of Northrop

Across the College of Design, our faculty’s research is tackling global problems and advancing their fields. This spring, 19 faculty members received grants from the University’s Imagine Fund, which supports innovative research in the arts, humanities, and design fields. Take a look at the research that our faculty members are conducting with their grants: Abimbola Asojo (Interior Design): Creativity, Culture, and Identity in […]

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Interior Design Students Get Groovy with Light Design

This fall, interior design juniors in Professor Abimbola Asojo’s IDES 3612 Lighting Design class were given the chance to shine in the Groovystuff Ambient Lighting Challenge. Based in Texas, Groovystuff is a wholesale manufacturer and supplier of traditional rustic home décor that focuses on utilizing reclaimed materials in all aspects of production and design. Through their design challenge, Groovystuff partners […]

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Interior Design and Architecture Programs Earn Top Marks in DesignIntelligence Survey

DesignIntelligence (DI) magazine’s 2016–17 report on the best architecture and design schools in America ranks the College of Design’s undergraduate interior design program among the top 20 in the nation. The program was also selected by hiring professionals as one that best prepares students for a future in their professions. In addition, the college’s graduate interior design program was named […]

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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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[Video] Hannah Preble Wins IIDA Northland NEXT Competition

Senior interior design student Hannah Preble’s video, “The Future is Less,” placed 2nd in the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Northland NEXT video competition. The student competition was a multimedia challenge for the NEXT generation of designers, creators, and thinkers to show, in two minutes or less, what is next in interior design. You can see all of the 2013 NEXT winners here. More stories from the College of Design:Shayla Dallmann and Drew Schmidt Awarded Portfolio 1-on-1 Scholarships Yasmina El-Sayed Raya (B.S. Arch ’07) Receives AAAEA ScholarshipRoald Gundersen (B.Arch, BED ’89) Receives Margot Siegel Design Award…

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