Isaac Boroughs wins national interior design award

Isaac Boroughs won second place in the national 2016 Interior Design Education Video Competition for his video “Solutions for People: Interior Design.”

Isaac Boroughs won second place in the national 2016 Interior Design Education Video Competition for his video “Solutions for People: Interior Design.”

By Lauren Randall

Design is a part of everyday life, from the comfort of one’s living room sofa to the structure of a downtown building. While the goal of interior design is to create an object, space or environment that is aesthetically pleasing, it also seeks to improve the health, safety and welfare of a client or an individual inhabiting a space. Design is first about the person, not the product.

Isaac Boroughs explored these ideas in his video, “Solutions for People: Interior Design,” which won second place in the national 2016 Interior Design Education Video Competition. This competition was sponsored by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ) and International Interior Design Association (IIDA). Continue reading

Digital modeling workshop

Alumnus Andrew Saunders talks about the weekend workshop he led for Fay Jones School architecture students.

Alumnus Andrew Saunders talks about the weekend workshop he led for Fay Jones School architecture students.

By Michelle Parks

Andrew Saunders led a workshop called “Topology and Subdivisional Polygonal Modeling in Architectural Design” last weekend at Vol Walker Hall. Saunders, Assistant Professor and Director of the Graduate Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is also an architecture alumnus of the Fay Jones School.

The workshop began Friday (Sept. 27) and concluded Monday (Sept. 30) with a review of drawings and models (both laser cut and 3-D printed). For more behind-the-scenes from the design workshop, visit our DesignShop blog.

Saunders gave the lecture “Architectural Transpositions,” about his own work and the topic of the workshop, on Monday evening as part of the Fay Jones School’s 2013-14 lecture series.

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From the South to the Pacific Northwest

Benjamin Stinnett (B.L.A. ’12) is shown in summer 2012 during a short weekend excursion to Clouds Rest, a 9,930-foot elevation mountain just east of the Yosemite Valley. The small glacial lake behind him was located along the trail.

Benjamin Stinnett (B.L.A. ’12) is shown in summer 2012 during a short weekend excursion to Clouds Rest, a 9,930-foot elevation mountain just east of the Yosemite Valley. The small glacial lake behind him was located along the trail.

By Liana Bugslag

Landscape architecture alumnus Benjamin Stinnett (B.L.A.’ 12) has been on quite the journey since he finished up his studies at the University of Arkansas.

Upon his graduation last spring, Stinnett immediately took an internship through the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE) at Yosemite National Park in central California. During the 12-week internship, he worked within the Branch of History, Architecture and Landscapes (HAL), where he assisted the park’s historical landscape architect and historical architects with an assortment of projects, including condition assessments of historic structures, landscape and architectural documentation, landscape inventory and analysis.

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