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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Mount Ida College Participates in Enable by Design in DC

Graduate and undergraduate Interior Design students participated in Enabled by Design-A-Thon in Washington D.C. last month.
Interior Design Professor Stephanie Scheivert joined the full time faculty at Mount Ida College September 2014 and wasted no time working with student activities receiving a grant that funded this wonderful civic engagement opportunity. 

Mount Ida participants were split into different groups for the two day challenge and worked with several other design professionals, marketing specialists, educators, engineers and many other disciplines. Each team came up with a solution or product for a particular incapability or a product that could be used by all users but had specific problems in mind that needed to be solved.
The entire weekend was very fun and rewarding. The students and faculty enjoyed not only working with Google and United Cerebral Palsy DC, but also enjoyed exploring Washington D.C. as well.

At the Google Corporate Offices, where the Design-ATHON took place. Google was a wonderful host and had an inspiring office that the interior design students highly admired.

The first night in D.C., participants of the Design-ATHON gathered at the MLK Library for an introduction to the event and to hear from inspiring professionals who are enabled by design every day. That night set the tone for the rest of the weekend and how important we are as designers.

 Graduate student Ani Moushigian and her team brainstorming during the Design-ATHON.

Mount Ida students working hard and having fun! Designers rule the world!
 Aprilyn Arca, Christina Gedick, Noel Torres and Ani Moushigian 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Wolfers Showroom Visit

On February 17th, 2015 the sophomore lighting design class took a trip to visit the Wolfers lighting showroom in Waltham. The trip was very informative and helped the students a lot with the projects they are working on in class. Not only did the students gain a lot of knowledge about the appearance of lighting fixtures, they also learned about all the different types of lamps used and the pros and cons to each type. Overall, the trip was very enLIGHTening. 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Final Critiques and Exam Week!

The end of the semester is always such a busy time!!  Part of the Interior Design programs studio educational experience is a final critique. The ID program at Mount Ida College has an open door policy and encourages all who are interested to attend.
This is a wonderful opportunity for students to see each other’s work and for faculty, staff and friends to observe and participate during the final critiques.  
The final critique is a large part of the students’ grade. We do have critics joining from the profession although anyone in the group can speak at any time.  This is a process that students are prepared to learn from each other and celebrate their accomplishments to date.

·         Sophomore Studio: ID 201 - Interior Design Studio III: Environmental Design 
Faculty: Professor  Stephanie Scheivert
    Date/Time- Tuesday, December 9th, 6:00pm-8:30pm
    Location- NEI Continuing Education Center
    Presentation Format- Poster presentations of sophomore office design + sustainability projects
    Guest Critics-
       1) Ani Moushigian- Intern at Spaceworks Architectural Interiors
        2) Jennifer Cilano-Symmes Maini & McKee Associates (SMMA)
        3) Monica Mattingly- CBT Architects
        4) Emilie Tucker- Dewing Schmid Kearns Architects + Planners (DSK)
    Other invited critics:
        1) Guy Compagnone- Chapman Construction/Design
        2) Joe Flynn- Allsteel

  Faculty: Professor  Stephanie Scheivert
  Date/Time- Wednesday, December 10th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
    Location- SD007
    Presentation Format- Presentations of Digital and Physical Portfolios and Personal Marketing     Materials
    Guest Critics-
        1) Kathleen Potter- Fashion Merchandising & Marketing Professor
        2) Carl Lostritto - Assistant Professor of Architecture and Design at RISD, and Instructor at MIT
        3) Dara Marino- Designer for Stop and Shop Supermarket Co.
        4) Jackie Hiersteiner- Interior Designer

Faculty: Professor Rose Botti-Salitsky, Professor Monica Johnson
Graduate Teaching Assistants: Ani Moushigian & Christina Gedick 
 Date/Time-Thursday, December 11th, 5:00pm-8:00pm
    Location- SD007
    Presentation Format- Section A & B will be presenting together.  
Final board presentation of SK-6 The Hotel Suite
    Guest Critics-
1)       Heather Vaughan owner of Heather Vaughan Design
2)       Tricia Pasca, Associate Designer Heather Vaughan Design
3)       Christen Robinson Interior Designer Parker Torres Design
 Other invited guests
4)       Jessica Smith Project Manager Boston Trade
5)       Chelsea Smith Interior Designer United Marble

6)       Nicole Stewart Interior Designer Parker Torres Design

Senior Studio Collaboration
Date/Time- Friday, December 12th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Faculty: Professor Alyssa DiMarzo & Professor Alyssa Tompkins
Location- NEI Continuing Education Center
Presentation Format- Final studio and CAD project
Guest Critics-
1)       Laura Watson, Interior Designer Orange Street Studio and Professor at Wentworth Institute of Technology

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

On November 21st the sophomore interior design students took a trip to Stone Source for their Building Materials and Construction lecture. Here, the students got the chance to look at all different kinds of stones, several different kinds of woods and a few other man-made building and design materials. The show room had a very impressive collection and the students learned a lot about different stone types and where and when it is appropriate to use them in their designs. 

On December 1st Interior Design Society hosted a campus wide ugly sweater/gingerbread house making party! Students dressed up festively in their most horrendous holiday sweater and made gingerbread houses competing for the a Dunkin' Donuts gift card that would be rewarded to the maker of the best house. They had a great turn out and a lot of fun! It was a great way to take a break from their busy and stressful schedules due to finals starting up. 

Chapman Construction Tour

In October the sophomore interior design studio class took a trip to tour Chapman Construction's office building. The studio studies sustainable office design, Chapman's Office painted a clear picture of what a practical and energy efficient office space looks like and was very helpful in the students personal sustainable office design projects. Guy Capone, the man who gave the tour, was very knowledgeable and provided the students with a lot of great and helpful information. 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

IDS Soy Candle Making

Interior Design Society put on a soy candle making event, open to the whole school. It was such a big hit! There were many different scents you could choose from like, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Goodnight, Breathe Easy, Lemon, and Orange.