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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Interior Design Society Scholarships

The Interior Design Society (IDS) scholarships are now open to applicants. Last year, we awarded our first scholarships to three students. Any student majoring in Interior Design or a related field at an accredited university/college is eligible to apply. The scholarship will range from $1,000-$3,000.

You can find the application and more information at this link:

The Interior Design Society (IDS) is a design organization that is dedicated to serving the residential interior design industry. We are focused on helping our members grow their business, develop their talents, inspire one other, and impact their communities. We want to invest in the future of design, and our hope is that we can do that by impacting students each year with our scholarship awards.

Please Maddie if you have any questions!

Maddie Landers
Marketing and Communications Manager 
Interior Design Society
164 S. Main Street, Suite 809
High Point, NC 27260
336.884.4437 ext. 224

Saturday, June 15, 2019

UNT ID Junior’s Project Featured in Interiordesignio

UNT Interior Design junior, Lin Kattan’s project "Adaptive Reuse: The Barn" has been featured on Interiordesignio website as an inspirational project for interior designers. This project was developed in the Space Planning II studio taught by Professor Bruce Nacke in Fall 2018.

Interiordesignio website features hand-picked inspirations that they think other interior designers will find inspirational. Unlike other design inspiration websites that just post images, the website tries to provide readers with more information about the project so that they can understand the design rationale, how it was made, etc.

For more details about the project, please visit the link below.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Jupiter Coffee House Projects

Interior Design students in Space Planning I classes taught by Ellis Kirkdorffer did Jupiter Coffee House Post-Fire renovation projects in 2018.  Students interviewed with owners of the coffee house and the owners gave their permission to students to utilize their designs. Jupiter House in downtown Denton renovation was influenced by the class of 2020’s work and Jupiter House has an entire wall upstairs displaying those projects. Please go and check it out!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Project Management Class Field Trips

Students in Project Management course in summer 2019 taught by Bill Morgan spent several hours reviewing project management best practices at the office of Links Construction. Exposure to a wider range of stakeholder’s perspectives broadened the narrative and gave students first-hand experience. Thanks to Jason Tuberville, Vice President of Construction Operations, for arranging the session and for Tim Norris for leading the discussion.

 Links Construction

Links Construction 

On May 20th, students also attended a project meeting with Stantec. Diego Barrera and his team gave the students direct access to an internal project meeting for a Stantec project. Students were able to observe and ask questions about project management. A special thanks to Tony Simerson, who presented an introductory session on planning, executing, and skills required to manage projects related to the built environment.


Sunday, May 19, 2019

NEWH Interior Design Scholarships

NEWH Interior Design Scholarships are now open. Application deadline is July 16, 2019.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Sarah Love Selected As Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Interior Design Program

Graduating senior Sarah Love received the Outstanding Undergraduate in Interior Design award at the Honors Day celebration on April 26th. Sarah has served on the UNT IDSA Officer Team for three years, including her role as IDSA President this year, and has also served as Student Representative to the IIDA TX/OK Chapter Board in a previous year. She has a passion for peer mentorship and relationships and promoting positive mental health in the workplace. She will be graduating Summa Cum Laude and will be working for a local commercial design firm upon graduation. Congratulations!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

UNT Interior Design Awarded 2019 EarthX Best Overall Award

The University of North Texas (UNT) Interior Design (ID) exhibition at EarthX 2019 received “Best Overall Award”. UNT ID program participates in EarthX for the fifth year in a row since 2015. In 2019, ID faculty Bill Morgan assisted the student’s inquiry into sustainable and WELL –building issues currently being addressed by Interior Designers. Our exhibition includes posters illustrating research, opportunities and the role Interior Designers play in resolving design problems related to sustainability and wellness.

The EarthX Awards Ceremony on April 28,2019

Friday, April 26, 2019

2019 Interior Design Senior Show

2019 Interior Design Senior Show was held from April 17th through 20th at the Cora Stafford and Paul Voertman Galleries in the ART Building. This Senior Show was an annual design showcase of senior students’ research-based final projects which are, not limited to, residential, commercial, hospitality, and healthcare design. Thank you for visiting our show and supporting our program.

UNT Interior Design Senior Students

Thursday, April 25, 2019

UNT Facilities Planner Campus Planning Seeking Designers

UNT is currently accepting applications for two positions at Facilities Planner Campus Planning.

Sr. Design Specialist- #154998 (4 years’ experience)
Design Specialist- #154799 (2 years’ experience)

Facilities Planner, Campus Planning
Facilities Planning, Design, & Construction
Division of Finance & Administration
University of North Texas
2204 West Prairie Street Denton, TX 76201
Office: 940-369-8264 
Fax: 940-565-4650

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Perkins + Will Looking for Interior Designers

Perkins + Will has 3 positions available for interior designers. These positions join their Diversified Interiors, which is integrated support for their education, civic, and all studios except commercial interiors and healthcare. Below are links but those who are interested in a position are welcome to reach out to Becky, UNT ID alumni so she can look out for your portfolio.

Interior Designer I
Becky Burrus, RID, IIDA
Interior Project Manager
2218 Bryan Street, Suite 200
Dallas, TX 75201

Monday, April 22, 2019

UNT Interior Design Program Participation to EarthX 2019

Interior designers create the environments in which we live, work and play. The University of North Texas Interior Design (ID) program participates in EarthX for the fifth year in a row. This year’s EarthX will be held at Fair Park Dallas from April 26th to 28th.

ID faculty Bill Morgan assisted the student’s inquiry into sustainable and WELL –building issues currently being addressed by Interior Designers. Final presentations include posters illustrating research, opportunities and the role Interior Designers play in resolving design problems related to sustainability and wellness.

EarthX 2019 Schedule: 4/26 (F) – 4/28 (Sun)
UNT ID Program Booth Number: 3545
Location: Automotive Building

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Perry Homes Hiring Full Time Designer

Perry Homes is seeking a full time Junior Model Home Designer to join our Houston office! Since 1967, we have built homes for over 50,000 families and we are still growing. Bob Perry held a vision for building quality homes at a reasonable price. For more than 50 years, Perry Homes’ continued commitment to quality and value has allowed us to build a sterling reputation as one of the largest and most trusted homebuilders in Texas. In 2015, we were named Builder of the Year by the Greater Houston Builders Association for the third time over the company’s history.

Summary of Position 
This position will assist the Designers, Manager, and Director of Model Homes. This individual will also participate in Department-wide projects and provide general support to the Department as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
·     Responsible for selecting and maintaining furniture and accessories in unsold inventory homes.
·     Maintain reports related to the contents in unsold inventory homes.
·     Assist Model Home Designers in all aspects of the design process, including drawings, ordering furnishings and accessories, maintaining reports and processing vendor invoices. 
·     Assist in model home installations and close downs.
·     Assist Manager and Director of Model Homes on projects.  

Supervisory Responsibilities
·     No supervisory responsibilities.

·     High School Diploma or equivalent required.  College degree in Interior Design or Design-related field preferred. 
·     Current valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation.
·     Must be willing to travel locally for model home installations.
·     Ability to build and maintain relationships and communicate with others effectively, both orally and in writing, in a professional and competent manner.
·     Demonstrated computer skills including a working knowledge of MS Office products, including Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
·     The ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide using whole numbers, fractions and decimals, to compute percentages, and to perform basic algebra and geometry.
·     Demonstrated organization and time management, which includes the ability to multi-task and run multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining thoroughness and precision.
·     A team-oriented, proactive and adaptable work ethic.

Full Benefits Package
·     Health, Dental & Vision
·     401(k)
·     Life, STD & LTD Insurance
·     Holidays
·     PTO Leave
·     New Home Discount

For those who are interested in, please contact Brandon.

Brandon Accomando
Analyst, Production & Warranty
Perry Homes
(713) 948-6653

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

2019 Interior Design Senior Show Invitation

UNT Interior Design program invites you to join 2019 Interior Design Senior Show. Interior Design Senior Show is an annual design showcase of senior students’ evidence-based final projects which are, not limited to, residential, commercial, hospitality, and healthcare design. This year’s reception will be from 2 to 5 pm on April 20th, Saturday.

Senior Show Exhibition: 4/17 (W) through 4/20 (Sat)
Reception: 4/20 (Sat) 2-5pm
Location: Cora Stafford (ART 100) and Paul Voertman (Lightwell) Galleries in ART building

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

JACOBS Hiring Interior Designer

JACOBS is hiring in their Fort Worth and Dallas offices. The firm works on corporate offices, higher education, and federal projects. Below are the links to the website and job applications.

Please contact Melissa for more information.

Melissa Baz, LEED GA
Interior Designer 
1999 Bryan Street, Suite 1200
Dallas, Texas 75201
469.941.8848 Office

Monday, March 25, 2019

Summer 2019 Classes Available for Interior Design Students

UNT Interior Design program offers two Topics courses during this summer. Design Management course is offered during Maymester and Introduction to REVIT course is offered for 5 week summer one session.

ADES 4615 Topics in Interior Design
Subtitle: Design Management
Term: Maymester (May 13 – May 30)
Instructor: Bill Morgan

Course Description
As a Project Manager, interior designers shepherd a project from inception to completion. Project Managers are responsible for managing the schedule, budget and outcome of the project, using empathetic communications skills to motivate and lead diverse individuals and teams to realize the project. Project Managers make decisions, delegate tasks, and act as the client’s advocate and agent. At the conclusion of the course, students will have acquired key skills required to successfully manage design projects. This class requires a significant amount of outside class work. This course will require many hours of outside class work to complete assignments and will increase as the semester progresses.

ADES 4615 Topics in Interior Design
Subtitle: Introduction to REVIT
Term: 5W1 (June 3 – July 5)
Instructor: Dr. Zahid Islam

Course Description
This course teaches the student an introduction to intermediate understanding of Building Information Modeling using Autodesk Revit 2019® as the primary application. Students completing this course will have the necessary skills to understand concepts of BIM and work with Autodesk Revit 2019® with minimal workplace-specific training. This Project based course will execute several in class exercises and one large project (residential/ commercial). The final outcome will be developing a professional level architectural CD set. As BIM has become the mainstream design-drawing communication tool in building and construction industry, it is important for future designers to understand and master this language. Autodesk Revit is one of the more widely used programs and is considered the industry standard. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Shawna Kuykendall Interiors Hiring Entry Level Designer

Shawna Kuykendall Interiors in Dallas is a residential firm focusing mainly on Dallas, TX residences. The firm is looking for an entry level designer as an immediate need. Full time or part-time negotiable. Compensation negotiable.

ID degree or graduating soon

  • Assist Shawna Kuykendall directly to develop residential design ideas and solutions.
  • Research concepts and materials to support concept development.
  • Collaborate within timely schedules to organize the completion of tasks through to final project completion.
  • Conduct on-site observations and provide recommendations to help streamline ongoing design projects.
  • Prepare and participate in client presentations.
  • Select furniture, materials, accessories and finishes.
  • Create budgets, schedules and drawings.
  • Manages billing, purchase orders, invoices and reconciliation in QuickBooks.

AutoCAD or Revit preferred

Shawna Kuykendall
4204 Colgate Ave
Dallas, TX 75225