Design Camp students take field trip, observe architecture

Students approach Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel.

Students approach Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel.

By Alex Gladden

During the weeklong Design Camp session held on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville last week, students and their instructors took one day for a field trip. They visited both Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, which allowed them to experience world-class art and architecture.

“Many have already been to these places, but it’s a different perspective,” said Noah Billig, a Design Camp instructor.

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Talking design with Bria Chatman

Bria Chatman

Bria Chatman

By Liana Bugslag

Bria Chatman, a Little Rock native, is a second-year interior design student at the University of Arkansas. She talks about her experience so far in the program, recalls memorable moments, and contemplates her future in the field.

Q: When and why did you first become interested in interior design?

A: I’ve always had an interest in designing, since I was in middle school. However, I didn’t decide that I wanted to design interiors until my junior year in high school. I realized that most people spend their days inside, so why not design something that will be seen every day.

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