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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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Interior Design Students Rethink K-8 Science Lab

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…

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Caren Martin Receives NCIDQ's Tregre Award for Service

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…

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Caren Martin Researching Supportive Environments for Autistic Children

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…

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What's Happening Around Interior Design?

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…

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