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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Interior Design Juniors Visited Herman Miller and Knoll Showrooms in Dallas

UNT Interior Design junior students toured showrooms of Herman Miller and Knoll in Dallas on February 18, 2020. Space Planning III classes led by Dr. Phillip Park started an office project to develop a corporation office of approximately 10,000 square foot. With this course activity, students had the opportunity to learn about systems furniture, ergonomics, and research components for working environments. A visiting scholar from Belgium, Filipe Claes also joined the trip and shared his knowledge on working environments in Europe.

Herman Miller Showroom Dallas

Knoll Showroom Dallas

 Presenter: Filipe Claes, Visiting Scholar from Belgium

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Senior Design Studio, Space Planning V, Preliminary Design Presentations

During February 11th and 13th, 2020, Jeannine Vail, Senior Project Architect, UNT Facilities Design & Construction and Cheryl Smith, Facilities Planner (and UNT ID Alum), UNT Facilities Planning, Design & Construction visited the Senior Space Planning V studio for the students’ Preliminary Design Presentations. Everyone appreciated their feedback and guidance.

From Left: Jeannine Vail and Cheryl Smith

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

LEED Green Associate Training

This course is instructed by a USGBC Faculty member and is the most effective way to pass. The USGBC charges a $100 (reduced for students) fee for the actual exam which can be taken at any time at your nearest Prometric center. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and allows students to graduate with letters after their name.

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training
When: March 30, 2020 – 6:00PM to 9:30PM
Where: UT–Arlington - Nedderman Hall - Room 111
Early-Bird Cost: $200 for students ($300 otherwise)

Other identical courses in Texas:

March 31 – College Station - https://leadinggreen.com/texam
April 1 – San Antonio - https://leadinggreen.com/sanantonio        
April 1 – Houston - https://leadinggreen.com/houston

Please contact the instructor Lorne directly with any questions.

Lorne Mlotek BASc., LEED AP BD+C, O+M
President, LeadingGreen
B740 Sandford Fleming Building
10 King's College Road, Toronto, M5S 3G4

Monday, February 10, 2020

UNT Interior Design Student Won First Prize from IIDA Design Competition

Congratulations on UNT Interior Design student achievement in IIDA Shift 2020!

UNT Interior Design student, Amy New’s team won the First Prize from the Design Charrette in IIDA Shift 2020 Student Conference. Participation in this design competition is by invitation only for students of active IIDA Campus Centers. 

Amy New

Amy shared her experience about the charrette and conference.

“At IIDA shift I was given the amazing opportunity of participating in the 2020 charrette. It was a great learning experience and excellent way to exercise design skills and collaboration. Each team was meant to have 4 members, but our team only had 3, which added an extra challenge for us. The way that we approached the design challenge was by first, finding inspiration, second, figuring out the program, and third, choosing materials and aesthetics for the space. This provided a structure for us to make sure we completed everything. Charrettes are wonderful experiences and every designer should try to participate in one if they have the chance! I am very thankful for having achieved a win with my teammates in such a huge pool of amazing designers and posters. Can’t wait for next year!”

UNT Interior Design Students and Alumni

IIDA SHIFT 2020 conference was held from January 29th through 31st in Dallas, Texas. This annual conference is designed to elevate the profession of Interior Design and lead the way for the next generation of interior designers. UNT Interior Design program has been supporting students to participate in the conference in order for them to involve in a variety of events that are designed to enhance their knowledge of the practice and influence of Interior Design through presentations and conversations with practicing professionals.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Premier Project Management Looking for Interns

Premier Project Management (A subsidiary of Ashford, Inc) is hiring up to two positions of paid Interns that is part time during the academic year and full time during summer. Junior with the right components preferred.

Premier is a leading provider of project management services dedicated solely to the hospitality industry. Our proven strategy has been to work with partners to gain their trust by thinking like and acting like an owner. More than anyone, we understand what it means to provide solutions on time and under budget in order to help you best realize your vision.

Position Summary:
  • The individual in this position will be given the opportunity to work on both select and full service hotels and have the chance to work with multiple brands.  As one of Remington’s Junior Designers, you will be mentored by both mid-level and senior staff on a variety of projects through all phases of design.
  • Responsibilities:
  • Learn the basics of the hospitality industry and apply them to projects
  • Become familiar with local and national vendors for furniture, fabrics and architectural materials, and participate in the selection of these
  • Work with senior staff to understand the scope of work and develop designs appropriate to the budget
  • Work with project managers, hotel engineers and others to gain information needed for documentation of a project.
  • Learn to space plan by hand sketching or using CAD
  • Prepare design presentations for Ownership and the hotel brands using a combination of sketches, PowerPoint and Photoshop
  • Learn to prepare construction documents, understand interior construction and installation techniques
  • Assist in quantity take-offs  and  budgets
  • Generate FF&E specifications using the SPEXX program for review by senior staff
  • Develop  organization and time management skills and have the ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Respond to questions requests by senior staff and outside consultants in a timely, informative manner
  • Perform field verification
  • Attend project pre-bid and or installations, initially with senior staff and later on own
  • Develop basic knowledge of Spitfire
  • Perform other projects and job duties as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree for interior design or architecture in process
  • Be comfortable with personal responsibility and accountability and embrace open communication and collaboration
  • Possess professional poise and polish, and demonstrate flexibility and the ability to communicate both verbally and graphically to many personality types
  • Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Adobe, PowerPoint and Photoshop)
Send your resume and portfolio to Sue Austin.

Sue Austin
Contract Corporate Recruiter
Remington Hotels, Ashford Hospitality Trust & Premier Project Management
14185 Dallas Parkway, Suite 1150
Dallas, TX 75254

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

2020 Gough Lecture by Gabriela Carrillo Named 2017 Architect of the Year

Gough lecture sponsored by the Interior Design program will be presented by Gabriela Carrillo this year. Please save the date and time.

Speaker: Gabriela Carrillo
Date: March 24, 2020 (Tuesday)
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: ART 223
Physical address: 1201 W. Mulberry St., Denton, TX 76201

Gabriela Carrillo. Image via Architects’ Journal/Twitter.

Gabriela Carillo is a Mexican architect and partner of the practice Taller Rocha + Carillo. In 2017, she was named Architect of the Year by Architectural Review and the Architects' Journal's Women in Architecture Awards. She graduated from Faculty of National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

While with us in Denton Gabriela will also be speaking lectures for students in CVAD Foundation Program.

More info can be found at archleague.org and/or archinect.com

Friday, January 24, 2020

Bennett Benner Partners Hiring Interior Designer

Bennett Benner Partners in Fort Worth is looking for an interior designer as an immediate need. It is full time project designer position, mid to high level of experience. Degree in Interior Design for CIDA accredited university, 3+ years of experience minimum

Bennett Benner Partners is generalist firm of about 40 staff. We work on a variety of project types usually with an integrated design approach of architecture and interiors.  Our projects are mostly in Tarrant county or surrounding areas.

Please send resume and portfolio of relevant work to Megan.

Megan Crase, RID, IIDA
Bennett Benner Partners
500 West 7th Street, Suite 1400
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Direct: 817.288.0257

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Furniture Marketing Group Hiring Entry-Level Designer

Furniture Marketing Group in Plano is looking to hire a new entry-level designer. Please contact Lacey for questions.

Lacey Almager
Lead Designer
Furniture Marketing Group, Inc.
6100 W. Plano Pkwy, Suite 1400
Plano, TX 75093
D 214-556-4754

Monday, December 9, 2019

Faulkner Design Group Looking for Intern

Faulkner Design Group in Dallas is looking for an intern during the semester as well as the summer available. Please contact Mary if you have questions.

Mary Pat Haines, Designer
Faulkner Design Group
3100 Monticello Ave., Suite 700
Dallas, TX 75205
t: 214.922.8008
direct: 214.389.3336
f: 214.922.0440

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Interior Design Program Received Institutional Effectiveness Celebrity Award

Interior Design (ID) BFA program received the Institutional Effectiveness Celebrity Award by University Accreditation (UA) on November 20, 2019. Institutional Effectiveness (IE) Celebrity Awards is special recognition for Institutional Effectiveness super stars across campus with high peer reviewer scores that deserve our recognition. In other words, ID program demonstrates a strong commitment to institutional effectiveness in student learning and improvement. Please visit the website for more details. 


From Left: Hepi Wachter, Design Department Chair; Phillip Park, ID Program Coordinator; Jennifer Evans-Cowley, Provost

The IE process at UNT is focused on improving the university’s student learning outcomes and services, while increasing student success and institutional quality. Including continuous improvement and innovation as part of the institutional culture ensures that student success and achievement are at the forefront of UNT’s mission. UA manages the Improve database (formerly TracDat) for IE plans, and reports institutional effectiveness to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Benefits of implementing the Improve are two folds for our program. It serves to satisfy the university mission and to meet the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA, formerly FIDER) Standards as well. Our ID BFA program has been accredited by CIDA since 1977. This distinction means the program meets or exceeds strict academic standards for excellence in interior design education.  

Monday, November 18, 2019

RH Dallas Looking For Designers

RH Dallas - The Gallery on Knox is seeking applicants with an Interior Design background to serve as Associate Gallery Designers working directly on projects with Clients or Design Consultants working the showroom floor.

RH is one of the most innovative and fastest growing luxury brands in the home furnishings market place. The careful integration of people, products, ideas and inspiration creates our own unique point of view where the whole becomes more valuable than the sum of its parts. We are excited to open a new gallery on Knox Street next year! We have opportunities available as we expand our leadership, design, sales support and facilities teams.

Please contact Timothy at tmorris2@rh.com

Timothy Morris
Associate Gallery Leader, Dallas
O: 214-520-7255

Friday, November 15, 2019

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Seeking Entry Level Designer

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (GAC) in Dallas is hiring an entry level designer. GAC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world's most technologically-advanced business jet aircraft.

Associate Designer in GAC Dallas

Unique Skills:
All skills required are covered in the job description

Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelors degree in Interior Design, related curriculum or equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Experience in aircraft interior design or related field preferred. See Other Requirements in job description.

Position Purpose:
Produce flexible, comprehensive, multi-media designs for GAC customers and prospective clients with supervision. Provide design support to the department to ensure business objectives are met. Specify all interior components ensuring all FAA and GAC contractual guidelines are met.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Essential Functions:1. Communicate with Chairmen/CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and high net worth individuals to meet business objectives.2. Represent the GAC Brand with professionalism and instill confidence within the customer.3. Support Studio and Principal Designers to communicate comprehensive and detailed concepts that effectively satisfy client requirements throughout the sales and design definition process and delivery. 4. Assist with status of production of design drawings, material selections and product development to GACs engineering and production departments in a timely manner for completion of contracts to ensure that delivery schedules are met with accuracy. 5. Must be willing to travel extensively worldwide at times, possibly on short notice.6. Initiate and develop quality relationships with clients, operations and engineering management, internal shops, and vendors, to keep clear lines of communication and execute on the client's expectations.7. Support customer completions to produce, maintain, and archive the specification and design package with supervision.8. Develop knowledge of design trends and global cultural influences.9. Provide design support throughout the entire completion process to ensure design quality and fidelity of design execution.

Additional Functions: 1) Assist in maintaining design libraries and showrooms. 2) Concept development of client presentations. 3) Troubleshoot design related issues with other Designers and internal departments. 4) Attend internal and external design reviews. 5) Review all documents for accuracy prior to release. 6) Perform other duties as assigned.

Other Requirements: 1) Understanding of design principles, color theory, and textile and leather production techniques required. 2) Possess working knowledge of Microsoft Office software. 3) Knowledge of FAA regulations relating to interior finish requirements preferred.

Additional Information
Requisition Number: 147428
Category: Marketing
Percentage of Travel: Up to 25%
Shift: First
Employment Type: Full-time
Posting End Date: 11/19/2019 

Thursday, October 31, 2019

ID Alum Mentor, Zach Weihrich, for Senior Student Projects

On October 24th, Zach Weihrich, CVAD ID alum and Interior Designer with IA Interior Architects in Dallas, visited the ADES 4630 Space Planning IV senior studios to critique the students’ Design Development presentations. Zach and IA have been mentors for our class this semester, providing a site for the class to visit and field inventory, the documentation for their base building drawings, and previous critiques on their tenant development projects. 

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Interior Design Alumni Reunion

The Interior Design (ID) program held an Alumni Reunion during CVAD Grand Opening on October 12, Saturday. It was a great turn out and wonderful event for our alumni, faculty, and students to meet together in our new facilities. Among many activities, the program demonstrated Virtual Reality, showcased our students work, and recognized our outstanding alumni. Thank you all for your participation and support.

Alumni Reunion 

Alumni Reunion 

Virtual Reality Demonstration

Virtual Reality Demonstration

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Natural Selections Design Center Looking for Showroom Coordinator

Natural Selections Design Center LLC in Carrollton, Texas is looking for a Showroom Coordinator as an immediate need. It is a full time paid position with 8am-5pm M-F. Entry level or Experienced.

We are ideally looking for someone full time, we are not opposed to considering individuals who are finishing up their studies. We want someone who intends to be full-time once available, and intends to stay for a long period.

Natural Selections is a turnkey design center offering high-end tile, hardwood flooring, carpet, hardware, and plumbing products. We also offer design services and installation for our products. We primarily service builders and designers but are open to the public as well. We have a single location, and are a family owned-and-operated company.

Bachelor’s Degree – required, preferably Art or Design related

Natural Selections Design Center is looking to hire a new Showroom Coordinator! The ideal candidate is energetic, hard-working, and willing to help customers make their homes more beautiful. The showroom coordinator is responsible for creating and maintaining the first impression of our showroom and services, as well as assisting builders, designers, and homeowners in designing spaces and selecting products to make their dream a reality.

  • Trade and retail sales for large and small scale project
  • Product selection assistance and design advice to customers
  • Speak comfortably on the functional and stylistic benefits of products
  • Build and maintain relationships with clients
  • Provide pricing and material information for products
  • Create drawings and supplementary material for installation
  • Communicate with subcontractors to execute design vision
  • Create budget and selection bids for material and installation
  • Client and vendor communications (face-to-face, email, phone)
  • Ability to drive to job sites and meetings
  • Schedule & meet with vendor representatives to learn about new products
  • Showroom Organization
  • Other duties to be assigned as employment role develops
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Knowledge in AutoCAD (preferred, not required)
  • Written and Verbal Communications
  • Detail Oriented
  • Ability to work individually and as a team
  • Organized and Efficient
  • Self-Motivated Attitude
  • Multitasking and Problem-Solving Skills
  • Willingness to thrive in a fast-paced environment

Please email digital resume, portfolio, and cover letter at grace@naturalselections.com

Natural Selections Design Center
2525 Tarpley Rd., Suite #120
Carrollton TX, 75006