Associate Professor Abimbola Asojo (Interior) and interior design students Carol Erklouts and Tawana Terrell recently completed an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) project redesigning the lighting and interior of a science lab for St. John the Baptist, a K-8 school in New Brighton, MN. Erklouts and Terrell worked with this school, in part, because Dr. Asojo's son attends class there and and the principal had mentioned different design ideas for the science lab. The UROP proposal incorporated research about designing for educational facilities, as well as using their interior design skills from class. Terrel is interested in sustainability and universal design, and Erklouts is interested in lighting design, both areas they focused on while researching and designing the science…Read more
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The Louis S. Tregre Award is one of the interior design world's most distinguished honors. This year The National Council for Interior Design Qualification, Inc. (NCIDQ) gave the honor to Caren Martin, associate professor of interior design, for outstanding service at the grassroots level in support of NCIDQ's mission to protect the health, life safety, and welfare of the public by establishing standards of competence in the practice of interior design. In its unanimous selection, the NCIDQ Board noted that Martin has been a champion for the public's health, safety and welfare for decades, as a practitioner, educator, researcher, author and licensing advocate. She is the co-author of The Interior Design Profession's Body of Knowledge and Its Relationship to People's…Read more
Caren Marin, associate professor of interior design, received the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) Foundation's 2012 Irene Winifred Eno Grant to pursue research dedicated to health, safety, and welfare in the field of interior design. She'll be examining supportive educational environments for young children with autism.Martin is also the director of InformeDesign, an evidence-based design tool that transforms into an easy-to-read, easy-to-use format for architects, graphic designers, housing specialists, interior designers, landscape architects, and the public.More stories about interior design:2012 Interior Design Senior ShowHannah Preble Awarded IIDA ScholarshipPanel: The State of the Interior Design Profession…Read more
What's happening in the interior design program? Working in teams, seniors in Interior Design Studio VII worked for five weeks last semester developing a 50,000 cubic foot multi-story lobby for a prototypical children's theater. Design practitioners and code officials critiqued their designs. You can view examples of their work on page 6 in the Spring 2012 issue of Emerging. Pictured left to right: Alissa Wylie, Katie Radcliffe, and Liana Zastoupil. In December, Caren S. Martin (DHA) and Denise A. Guerin (DHA) met with a panel of local interior designer to discuss their recent book, The State of the Interior Design Profession. The Interior Design Bachelor of Science program is a professional program that is accredited by the Council for…Read more
Based on research led by internationally renowned Interior Design Professors Denise Guerin and Caren Martin, six leading interior design organizations (ASID, CIDA, IDC, IDEC, IIDA, NCIDQ) released "a seminal industry research report" last week that "highlights a growing body of evidence that supports the positive impact of interior design on public health, safety and welfare." The entire comprehensive report also includes a series of recommendations and a roadmap for advancing the interior design profession. To read the announcement, please click here. For more information about the report, visit the Interior Design Profession's Body of Knowledge website at www.idbok.org. Rooted in their latest book, The State of the Interior Design Profession, last week Guerin and Martin also participated in an event…Read more
An Interior Design senior thesis exhibit will take place on Wednesday, May 5, 2010, 4:30-6:30 p.m., in 233 McNeal Hall. Students created an evidence-based design solution for an Ambulatory Clinic that combines three different clinics into one well designed, functional unit. The design solutions are based on the research conducted by the students to create a solution based on the Planetree model of healthcare. For more information contact Aditi Hirani, email@example.com or Mike English, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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