[4th] Year Internship Update

September 16, 2014 § Leave a comment

 Hannah Herald is a [4th] Year Interior Architecture student who completed her internship this Summer 2014. Hannah was asked to stay and work through the school year upon completion of her internship.
Hannah Herald
1) Where did you intern this Summer? What type of design do they focus on? 
This Summer I worked for Angela Schlentz at SR Design Group. Here, we focus mostly on residential and commercial kitchen and bath design. We do new constructions as well as renovations.
2) What software did you use? What skills of yours have increased since completing this internship?
We do all of our drawings in AutoCAD. We also use a cabinet layout software called 20/20 though I have never used it. I use Illustrator and Photoshop almost on a daily basis. I feel like my photoshop skills have drastically improved. I have also become better at budgeting, FF&E specifications, as well as space planning.
3) Any advice you would give to IARc students seeking an internship?
The advice I would give to IACR students seeking internships is to put together the best resume and portfolio that you can, and send them out to as many people as possible. I would also recommend networking everywhere you go. Someone you already know may know of others who are in need of interns.
4) How has your job changed in terms of responsibilities since becoming a real job after the internship?
Until I actually graduate I am still considered an “intern”, but I have much more responsibilities now since my official internship is over. For instance, I am now trusted to go to client’s homes by myself and conduct the client interviews, take measurements, and photograph the spaces. I am also in charge of picking out most of the FF&E for our client’s and presenting the ideas to them. Ordering products and parts is also a huge part of my job.
We wish Hannah all the best with her career endeavors!
Contributed by Torrey Orlopp [4th] Year 

KEEP CALM and FOOD TRUCK ON….

September 16, 2014 § Leave a comment

Food trucks are still going strong and for [2nd] year IARc students they begin the exploration of food trucks at the beginning of Fall Semester and have made great progress. This morning students presented Phase III of their food truck designs which consisted of section views, elevations, product schedules, and floor plans of their food truck and pop up dining space. They were critiqued by fellow students and Professors Felicia Dean and Tommy Lambeth. See photos below for some of the very interesting projects.

 

KarinaSniquefoodtruckdesignSpeedy Greens by Karina Snique [2nd] year

taylorghostfooddesignThe Goodship by Taylor Ghost [2nd] year

STAY TUNED for the next phases of this project!

Contributed by NiShira Johnson [2nd year]

Upcoming IARc & UNCG Events

September 15, 2014 § Leave a comment

We have a great deal to look forward to in near future! Let’s take a look at upcoming happenings.

The Center for Community-Engaged Design is hosting an Open House on September 19th from 1-5pm at 842-B W. Lee St.  The Dean and Provost will also be in attendance to offer comments and support.

Go to the Movies to here opera tunes featuring Victoria Livengood on September 20th at 7:30pm at the Aycock Auditorium. It is a red carpet event starts at 6:45, where you can dress like your favorite movie star walk the red carpet, and get your picture taken just like a celebrity.  If you want more information,please visit www.greensboroopera.org.

The Small House Convergence will be held the weekend of September 19th through September 21st at the Living Well Community in Franklinville, NC.  A weekend to learn about building a strong small house through tours, demonstrations, and workshops for construction and design. If you are interested, go to http://www.livingwellearthstewards.com.

Check out Fall Briefs, a performance, by UNCG Playwriting alumni and students showing from September 18th through September 21st at the Brown Building Theatre. To learn more go to theatre.uncg.edu.

Tate Street Festival will be held on September 27th from 1-7pm, where you can scout and buy crafts. Venders are still desired to sell arts and crafts. For more information, please go to thespace340.com for more information.

Nominate your favorite professor for College Teaching Excellence Award by October 31st, by emailing a brief letter of why the professor you picked should receive the award. Please forward you letter to Melissa Caddell at mrcaddel@uncg.edu.

Ongoings at Weatherspoon Art Museum:

NM_GSO is having COLLAPSS preform! This performance will feature Laurent Estoppy and Steve Stusek both playing saxophone, Nicholas Rich on guitar, and Corey Dehman playing percussion as well as dancing by Brianna Taylor.  If you want more information go to http://performingarts.uncg.edu/nm_gso.

Lesley Dill, the Fall 2014 Falk Visiting Artist presents her exhibit, Faith and The Devil, opening September 13th through December 7th, 2014.  Additionally, there will be an Artist Talk with Rev. John Mendez on September 18th at 5:30pm at the WAM Auditorium.

Art on Paper 2014: The 43rd Exhibition is opening September 28th through December 14th.  There will be a Preview Party September 27th 6:00-9:00pm which includes a Exhibition Tour by Xandra Eden, the Curator of Exhibitions.  There will be an open bar and hors d’oeuvres, music by Roberto Orihuela, and a raffle to win an original drawing by Nancy Blum.  A ticket is needed to get into the event, advance tickets are $75.00 for members and $90.00 for non-members and then the tickets at the door will be $85.00 for members and $100.00 for non-members.

Contributed by Celeste Holley [1st] year

Being an IARc [1st] Year

September 15, 2014 § Leave a comment

Being a first year anything can be nerve racking, and starting this program is no exception.  Once we got over the nerves, time in IARc grew fun and interesting.  The professors asked more out of us in the first three weeks than most of our high school careers.  We were asked to think outside of the box.  Another surprise was the cost of our supplies for this semester. But I already believe that its going to be more than worth it!

Starting from the first day, we received a project to attach a leaf to paper without any glue, tape, or any other objects of that nature.  I, personally, was excited for the small and seemingly meaningless assignment, but I could tell that some of my classmates were confused initially.  The final products of the leaf project turned out pretty neat, in my opinion. Stoel Burrowes and Hannah Mendoza, our professors, wanted us to compare and contrast the leaves ourselves.  Our professors wanted us to start to see all little details, like how the lines are cut or ripped, are folds sharp or not, how it was poked or pierced and other little key aspects of the projects’  craft.  Our next project was a group project and the prompt was to make anything with cards.  I was excited to finally get to spend more time with the people that I will share a classroom with for the next four years. Of course, we ran into a few challenges like any project requiring group coordination.  The finished product was strong but Stoel and Hannah offered criticism to help us strengthen the project. It was definitely a learning experience, certainly a very different experience from high school.

Also, we are learning how to draw with Stoel Burrowes and Tommy Lambeth.  The instructors started the class by sending the class on a scavenger hunt to draw ten items on a provided list to evaluate where the class’ skill levels stood. It was obvious the class may be at different points, but that is all okay since we are here to learn.  Then, Stoel and Tommy allowed the class to draw items on campus with the suggestion to look for the values(lights and darks) of the objects and try to recreate it with our drawings. I am glad that I decided Interior Architecture as my major. I have enjoyed the first three weeks and I can’t wait to continue through the program!

Contributed by Celeste Holley, [1st] year

New Faculty Spotlight

September 14, 2014 § Leave a comment

Running the wood shop this year is new faculty member Sebastian Lindquist. He has a background in art, with a BFA in drawing from the University of Missouri. He spent the last four years studying Computer Science with a focus on programming and algorithms. His current interests include traditional woodworking, interactive environments and objects, and generative design. Visit him in the wood shop, or check out his website here.

A familiar face around the studio, Felicia Dean is the new director of CAM studios this year. Her journey includes an influential ensemble of her creative endeavors in Studio Art, Furniture Design, Interior Architecture, Upholstery, Graphics, and Millinery.  As an artist and designer, she creates works of art by actively researching, reflecting, experimenting, and producing projects which embody theories, methods and process of both disciplines.  Additionally, her work utilizes research from numerous disciplines, which include art, craft, furniture, fashion, graphics, mathematics, interior architecture, and entrepreneurship. She strives for the user/viewer to experience not only a physical connection with her works, but also an emotional engagement with them. You can get to know Felicia by visiting her in CAM studios or exploring her website here.

We also welcome professor, Maruja Torres, this year. Maruja has a multi-cultural, interdisciplinary background that includes bachelor and master’s degrees in architecture as well as a doctorate in design, construction and planning carried out under a Fulbright fellowship.  She is an award-winning educator and has experience teaching in architecture, interior design and sustainability programs in nationally ranked programs at Iowa State University and the University of Florida, as well as in Venezuela. Maruja brings her experience as advisor of over 30 interdisciplinary research projects and graduate theses, including the creation of near net-zero energy houses for the 2010 Solar Decathlon Europe and the 2011 Solar Decathlon.

Maruja is as passionate about design as she is about advancing sustainable design education and practice.  She is an accredited LEED BD+C professional, has actively participated in the creation and implementation of the Sustainability and the Built Environment major at UF,  and is a board member and standards developer for the Green Advantage green construction personnel certification program.  Her research efforts, conference presentations, and scholarly publications address a range of scales and domains in which sustainable design is developed and applied to the benefit of individuals, communities and the larger global society. Look for her in [3rd] year studio, and classes like IAR 334 and IAR 535.

Contributed by Chelsea Green, [3rd] year

Glenwood Mural Ribbon Cutting

September 14, 2014 § Leave a comment

The Glenwood Mural designed by CC-ED, the Glenwood community, as well as IARc and UNCG art students, was unveiled last July after months of prep-work, research and hands on labor. The final design was selected and completed after tons of collaboration between students (i.e. department charettes) and discussions with residents in Glenwood. Once a design was selected, students and residents alike began working on the project together. Many worked on painting the mural on the wall-including students from local Glenwood schools such as the Hope Academy and Morningstar Academy. The piece was a culmination of the skills of those involved, which allowed everyone to feel confident and proud in their contribution to the artwork in the mural. Once the mural was complete, a ceremonial ribbon cutting took place on July 25th; were Glenwood community members, people whom worked on the mural and anyone else excited about the project could attend and participate in the festivities.

painting mural

Photo Credit: Travis Hicks UNCG IARc Assistant Professor

ribbon cutting

Photo Credit: Travis Hicks UNCG IARc Assistant Professor

-Jolene Mallen
2nd year IARc Student

After Graduation – 2014

September 10, 2014 § Leave a comment

The transition from graduation to “the real world” can be scary. Everyone has different expectations from you and most people are unsure of what to do next. Luckily, graduating from the Interior Architecture program provides you with an array of possibilities from interior design, photography, furniture making, and more. Celebrating our 2014 graduates, here are just some examples of what they chose to do after graduation:

John Jeppsson is a Visual Coordinator at French Heritage.

John Jeppsson is a Visual Coordinator at French Heritage.

Sarah Mabry is an Interior Designer at Ethan Allen Global, Inc.

Sarah Mabry is an Interior Designer at Ethan Allen Global, Inc.

Jack Kennedy

Jack Kennedy is a Graduate Assistant at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG).

Kelsey Walker is an Intern Designer at Platt Architecture.

Kelsey Walker is an Intern Designer at Platt Architecture.

Ashley Bennett is an Interior Design at Marta Mitchell Interiors.

Ashley Bennett is an Interior Design at Marta Mitchell Interiors.

“There are several things I have learned working out in the field that was not taught in school. You will have to know way more than just computer programs, making an appealing presentation board, and concepts. Interior Design is a career in which you have to become the expert in several fields of expertise rather than one. You have to have the knowledge of an upholsterer, contractor, architect, furniture maker, etc. if you want to be successful. Everyday is completely different and you get to meet a variety of people in the process which makes it all the more interesting and fun! I couldn’t be more happier to be an Interior Designer in Greensboro. ” -Ashley Bennett

Monica Browning is an Interior Designer at JDavis Architects.

Monica Browning is an Interior Designer at JDavis Architects.

Chelsea Epes is an Intern at CBI.

Chelsea Epes is an Intern at CBI.

Matthew Weikert is a Digital Design Consultant at Moser Mayer Phoenix Associates.

Matthew Weikert is a Digital Design Consultant at Moser Mayer Phoenix Associates.

Contributed by Beckie Yohn [5]th year.

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