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Saturday, October 18, 2014

USGBC NEW STUDENT GROUP

NEW STUDENT GROUP FOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS!
USGBC (United States Green Building Council)

"The mission of the Chapter is to promote the design, construction, and operation of sustainable buildings and communities in Massachusetts through education, collaboration, and advocacy, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life. " - USGBC

For more information you are welcomed to check out their website: http://www.usgbcma.org/

If you have any questions what USGBC is or want to join our new student you are more than welcomed to contact
 Stephanie Scheivert at sscheivert@mountida.edu (Faculty Advisor)
 Melissa Pastore at mpastore@mountida.edu (Group President)
 Leah Truesdell at ltruesdell@mountida.edu (Group President)

Interior Design Society Architectural Boat Tour in Boston


A few weeks ago IDS took a Architectural boat tour around Boston. We learned a lot about Architecture in Boston, which was very interesting to learn about and then actually see what he was talking about as he was saying it.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Sophmore Interior Design class trip to Allsteel in Boston







Yesterday the sophomore Interior Design Studio went on a class trip to Allsteel in Boston. We had a very good presentation about Allsteel and their products. This trip was very beneficial for us for our studio project we are in the middle of developing on sustainable office design. It gave us a good sense of office spaces and materials that are very useful when you're designing something when you're on a low budget. At the end of the presentation, we were able to pick out as many samples that would help us out with our projects.








Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Interior Design Thesis presentations_Thursday May 8, 2014


Please join us for the 2014 Interior Design Thesis presentations

Thursday May 8, 2014  4:00-9:00pm

Students will present their final thesis projects – hypothetical designs based on the adaptive reuse of existing buildings.

Please feel free to stop by and participate as your time permits.

Thesis is a full year of study. The first semester includes, research site location and programming. The second semester is committed to schematic design, design development, and presentation. Each student works with two internal thesis advisors and one external advisor from the profession.

The presentations represent the cumulative process, including, a Pre-Thesis Research written document, visual design presentation, construction documents and specifications.

Date and times noted below - Location Continuing Education Conference Room NEI Building

School of Design, Mount Ida College -777 Dedham Street, Newton Centre, MA


4:00 Britany Snell Project: Animal Rescue and Assisted Therapy Center Garden City, KS External Advisor: Kristyn Hill , Interior Designer Payette Associates

4:30 Christine Havey Project: Sustainability Education Center, Boston MA.  External Advisor: Aprilyn Arca, Interior Design Basset Furniture 

5:00 Rebecca Cormack Project: Star Market Renovation: infusion of sustainable concepts. Dedham MA. Dara Marino,
Architectural Engineering Specialist at Stop and Shop Supermarket Co., LLC
 
5:30 Lindsey Fiorello Project: Transitional Living Center for Mental Health – MA. External Advisor: Chelsea Snow Territory manager New England at AIS

6:00 Christina Gedick Project: Music Therapy Center Renovation Needham MA. External Advisor: Nicole Stewart, Project Manager, Parker TorresDesigner

6:30 Kasandra Westgate Project: Transitional community providing a refuge to youth exiting the Foster Care System. Oakland CA.  External Advisor: Courtenay Dean Wallace, President, Assoc. AIA, Principal E-volutionsdesigns

7:00 Stephanie Lopilato Project: ZED Hotel &GEN-S Restaurant NY. NY. External Advisor: Courtenay Dean Wallace, President, Assoc.  AIA, Principal E-volutionsdesigns

7:30 Nicole Desjardins Project: Dionysus Hotel at Sakonnet vineyards: A boutique hotel and restaurant., Little Compton RI External Advisor: Ken Doiron Architect TJX

8:00 Ani Moushigian Project: The golden bean: restaurant, bar and teaching kitchen San Francisco CA. Advisor: External Taylor Birse Designer at Cummings Properties

8:30 Samantha Carson Project: La Vita Bella Function Facility Wrentham MA. External Advisor: Chelsea Smith, Designer United Marble Fabricators
BDC

9:00 Heather Zup Project: LuX Restaurant Lounge & Bowling- Southington CT, External Advisor:  Nicole Kearns BDC: Furn & Co& Company
 
Fulltime School of Design Thesis Team
Professor Rose Botti-Salitsky PhD, ASID, IDEC, NCIDQ
Visiting Professor Michael Fior IDEC, NCIDQ
Visiting Professor Alyssa DiMarzo, IIDA, NCIDQ
Adjunct Professor Jessica Smith

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Tour of Chapman Construction

Chapman Construction
During this visit we will be learning more about LEED certification, the process and Explore more about the things that make Chapman unique, starting with their commitment to environmental sustainability. Chapman Construction states: "There's a lot of "green" talk out there, but we've put it in action through a variety of initiatives, including the LEED Platinum renovation of our Newton offices that has transformed our corporate home into a solar-powered showcase of sustainable products and strategies."

 
 
THANK YOU to Guy R. Compagnone, Director of Sustainable Practices, for a wonderful tour and sharing so much of your knowledge with us!!!

              Guy R. Compagnone explaining the sustainable features on the roof !


Interactive computer monitor that documents usage of  electricity--- very cool!
 


Saturday, March 1, 2014

March Lunch and Learns!

M A R C H

This month the Interior Design Society
will have two visiting representatives from the design profession:

Monday March 24 at noon

Wednesday March 26 at noon
IIDA


Also, fellow design students, mark your calender for March 19, 2014 at 1:00  for a visit to
Chapman Construction
During this visit we will be learning more about LEED certification, the process and Exploremore about the things that make Chapman unique, starting with their  commitment to environmental sustainability. Chapman Construction states:  "There's a lot of "green" talk out there, but we've put it in action through a variety of initiatives, including the LEED Platinum renovation of our Newton offices that has transformed our corporate home into a solar-powered showcase of sustainable products and strategies." 

Guy R. Compagnone, Director of Sustainable Practices, presented a lecture to  ID 102, on February 20, 2014 and invited all the first years to join the tour as well!

Should be very interesting!
http://www.chap-con.com/


IDS Newport Trip!

The Interior Design Society is sponsoring a day trip to Newport, RI on Sunday March 30, 2014!


For more information or to help plan the trip please attend the IDS meeting on Monday March 3, 2014 at 1:00 in room CH19 at noon!
Sign ups will be available soon!