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

Orientation gave incoming freshmen first taste of university life

A panel of Fay Jones School students answers questions and visits with incoming freshmen and their parents in a summer orientation session.

A panel of Fay Jones School students answers questions and visits with incoming freshmen and their parents in a summer orientation session. (Photo by Julia Trupp)

By Julia Trupp

Each summer, freshman orientation at the University of Arkansas brings new faces and bright eyes, and it sparks a new curiosity about college life.

This year, the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design welcomed many students to its programs. With a warm welcome from Associate Dean Ethel Goodstein-Murphree and other faculty, they were ready to start on their path to academia, architecture and design.

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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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