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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 :)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Student Day at FM Global

Friday April 17th a group of Interior Architecture students visited 

Many schools participated, University of Rhode Island, University of New Haven, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, University of Hartford.  We were able to tour the four main laboratories where FM Global scientists and engineers work on Fire Technology, Natural Hazards, Electrical Hazards, and Hydraulics.

Hardhats and safety glasses! 

This demonstration was analyzing the impact of wind blown debris in a hurricane.

We were able to observe an earthquake simulation on the shake table. 

 The students were able to view a warehouse fire, simulated  wind damage, inventory breakage due to natural disasters such as an earthquake, and a dust explosion seen below!

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Congratulations Nicolette Gordon -- Senior Interior Design Student!

Congratulations Nicolette Gordon -- Senior Interior Design Student!

Students in Mount Ida College’s Interior Design Program understand the importance of gaining hands-on, practical experience in the industry. Nicolette Gordon, a senior, recently took advantage of one such opportunity at the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) New England Chapter’s Student Portfolio Day on March 27. At the event, she won third place, receiving a $200.00 gift card, for her portfolio against other undergraduate and graduate interior design students in New England.

There were over 40 other interior design students participating  including six of her classmates. All of the students learned how to create a portfolio in their Portfolio Presentation course taught by, Interior Design Professor Stephanie Scheivert.  On the day of the event, IIDA offered portfolio reviews, which were evaluated on format, layout and design.

In photo Nicolette Gordon holding her certificate and her $200.00 gift card with Interior Design Professor Stephanie Scheivert. 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sustainable Materials Fair

On March 30th, the Mount Ida USGBC and IDS hosted a sustainable materials fair. We were so pleased with the outcome and thankful for the generosity of our attending vendors who donated not only their time and knowledge but also brought door prizes for students to win! It was a fun and very informative event and we are planning on making it annual. Some of the vendors included; ASID, IIDA, Benjamin Moore, Donghia, Armstrong, Teragren, and Marble and Granite Inc. 

Leah Truesdell- USGBC President & IDS Treasurer
 Melissa Pastore- USGBC President

Aubrey Bedard- IDS President
Kathleen Monohan- USGBC secretary
Danielle Demers- IDS secretary