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Monday, September 14, 2015

IIDANE Fashion Show 2014 Mount Ida Submission

On October 23, 2014 the Interior Design program participated in the IIDANE fashion show. This year our industry partner was Marilyn Raynard witMDC Wall coverings – the team built the collection out of their wall coverings! 
What a challenge!
This was such a group effort but special thanks goes out to Professor Alyssa DiMarzo who was the faculty advisor and Ani Moushigian & Christina Gedick who were the graduate coordinators for this endeavor.  Also we are incredibly grateful to Earl Battle Professor of Fashion Design, who advised and helped create the students vision.

The theme of the fashion show this year was "Adaptation... How will you respond?" The team chose to have four models, two "cavemen" who would transform into today modern chic fashion icons and two "serpents" the symbolized their transformation and "shed" items of clothing for the other models to change into on stage.

The concept....

"Serpents: Symbolic of temptation, rebirth, and duel expression of good / evil, bringing chaos and driving change throughout history.
Man: Driven by temptation, causing a natural and constant procession of evolution and adaption.

Temptations Persist, Evolution Continues, Adaption is Required,  History Repeats. 

How will we respond? Embrace.  Celebrate.  Repeat."

Look below for the video!

Student participants included:
Janelle Aurelio (Senior)
Erin Swift (Senior)
Domeny Anderson (Senior)
Nicolette Gordon (Senior)
Noel Torres (Senior)
Aubrey Bedard (Senior)
Melissa Pastore (Sophomore)
Lucrecia Ela Ebang (Graduate Student)
Leah Truesdell  (Sophomore)

Special thanks to Marilyn Raynard

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Thinking about Graduate School - Design is our Business

Thinking about graduate school take a look at the Master of Science in Management (MSM) for Interior Architecture at Mount Ida College. It is a comprehensive program geared toward designers who want to expand their management knowledge and design skills. The curriculum combines business, marketing, and design coursework that provides design professionals with enhanced technological and creative skills that can differentiate them in a competitive industry. The flexible 36-credit graduate program prepares individuals for advanced roles in the design industry and prepares students to solve today’s complex design challenges.

Christina Gedick completed her undergraduate and masters in‪#‎InteriorArchitecture‬ in just 5 years by taking part in Mount Ida’s 4+1 masters program and now works full time as a Project Designer at Fusion Design Consultants, Inc. right here in Boston.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

May 7, 2015 Interior Design Thesis presentations

Please join us for the 2015 Interior Design Thesis presentations
Thursday May 7, 2015
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

5:00 Julia Walsh Project: Alumnae Hall Café Location: Mount Ida College
External Advisor: Greggory Grenier, Coordinator of Student Organizations and Campus Programming Mount Ida College

5:30 Noel Torres Project: Center for Innovative Arts Location: Boston MA
External Advisor: Torre Johnson, Interior Designer, Bill Rooney Studio in Manhattan

6:00 Domeny Anderson Project: The Divine Lorraine Hotel, a Barrier Free Boutique Museum Hotel Location: Philadelphia, PA 
External Advisor: Nicole Stewart, Project Designer Daher Interior Design

6:30 Erin Swift Project: Weaving Together History and Community: A Farm-to-Table Restaurant and Market Location: Lawrence, MA 
External Advisor: Monica Mattingly, NCIDQ, LEED AP, Interior Designer CBT

7:00 Nicolette Gordon Project: Ministry House Renovation, an Inclusive House of Worship Location: Allston MA
External Advisor: Eric M. Haydel, Interior Designer at Eric M. Haydel Design,Inc.

7:30 Aubrey Bedard Project: Axis a Holistic Community Location: Boston MA
External Advisors: Augusta Hahnel, Designer Ferguson Enterprises & Jennifer To, NCIDQ, ASID Sarabia To Design, Inc.

8:00 Janelle Aurelio Project: Transformative - A Residential Behavior Treatment Center Location: Nantucket MA External Advisor: Aprilyn Arca, Interior Design Intern at Veterans HealthAdministration

Monday, May 4, 2015

Tuesday May 5th 5:00-8:00pm MSM Interior Architecture Thesis Presentations

Celebrating Excellence
You are cordially invited to the Master of Science in Management - Interior Architecture Presentations
Tuesday May 5th 2015
Continuing Education Center NEI
5:00-8:00 pm

Each graduate thesis project exhibits original research, visualizing, documenting and interpreting data,
concluding in recommendations to the profession.

5:00 Aprilyn Arca
Research Topic: Critical Analysis of Veteran Inpatient facility: Improving patient well-being through Interior Design Strategies
Committee: Dr. Scott Burke, Nicole Bemiss, Interior Designer Veteran’s Health Administration, Dr. Rose Botti-Salitsky and peer learner: Christina Gedick

5:30 Ani Moushigian
Research Topic: Fair Trade for Interior Design: Designing with the greater good in mind.
Committee: Provost Ron Akie, Professor Stephanie Scheivert, Dr. Rose Botti-Salitsky and peer learner: Victoria Mohar

6:00 Victoria Mohar
Research Topic: The Link between the Commercial Interior Design Profession and Contract Furniture Industry: An Examination of the Relationship
Committee: Provost Ron Akie, Dr. Rose Botti-Salitsky and peer learner: Ani Moushigian

6:30 Christina Gedick
Research Topic: Pallet House: An Adequate Living Solution for Native American Reservations
Committee: Dr. Sharon McKechnie, Sarah Bouchard, MA, MSW, LCSW Assistant Director of Civic Engagement,
Professor Stephanie Scheivert. Dr. Rose Botti-Salitsky and peer learner: Aprilyn Arca

7:00 Alyssa DiMarzo
Research Topic: Continuing Education: A Critical Review of Opportunities for the Design Professionals
Committee: Pamela Reeve, Dr. Leo Archambault, Dr. Rose Botti-Salitsky and peer learner: Sean Harris

7:30 Sean Harris
Research Topic: Analysis of Technical CAD competencies in Higher Education
Committee: Dr. Scott Burke, Dr. Rose Botti-Salitsky, and peer learner: Alyssa DiMarzo

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Festival of Lights at Mount Ida College, Friday May 1, 2015

We hope you can join us for the first Festival of Lights at Mount Ida College, hosted by the Interior Design Department on Friday, May 1st.

Reflex Lighting
Boston Light Source
Color Kinetics Logo

Sunday, April 26, 2015

USGBC - NewtonServes

On Sunday, April 26th some of the members of Mount Ida's chapter of USGBC participated in Newton Serves at the Blue Heron Bridge in Newton removing invasive species on the bank of the Charles River. The girls got a chance to get into the community and get their hands dirty helping the environment and learn quite a bit while they were at it. The girls had a blast and it was an overall awesome experience and chance to emerge themselves into the environment. 

They also met some new, unexpected friends :)