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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!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Congratulations Interior Design senior Heather Zup!


Congratulations to Mount Ida College Interior Design senior Heather Zup!

Heather’s project was accepted as part of the New England student submission category and was on exhibit during February 27, 2014 at the IIDA 2014New England Interiors DesignAwards at Space 57 –Revere Hotel.


Senior Heather Zup with her submisison


Professor & Department Chair Rose Botti-Salitsky & Heather Zup
 
 
 
 
 
 








Friday, February 21, 2014

ID students visit Perkins + Will Boston office


Thank you ID alumna Jenny Davis for inviting us to Perkins + Will for a tour and letting us take a TON of samples for the Resource Room!!!! The students shared how inspiring it was to visit the Boston office, while having a little fun!!


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Mount Ida alumna Sees Success through Interior Design Passion



After speaking to Interior Design Professor Rose Botti-Salitsky about Mount Ida’s Interior Design Degree Program and learning that it is one of the few nationally accredited programs in the area, Patel’s decision to attend was quickly decided upon.
“Mount Ida was breathtaking to me – the campus, faculty members and ultimately the one-on-one interaction and guidance with faculty that I would be receiving throughout my four years and beyond really played a part in my decision to attend,” said Patel.
During her time at Mount Ida, Patel recalls being challenged by her professors; challenges that continued to push her and can be seen in the quality of her designs. Click to read the entire story
http://www.mountida.edu/alumni-success/mount-ida-alumni-sees-success-through-interior-design-passion/



Patel was able to recently show off her furniture designs at the BDNY Expo in New York City with Modern Line Furniture’s sister company, Borghese Couture Hospitality which she assisted in launching.


Tulsi Patel, now successful furniture designer