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Thursday, April 24, 2014

2014 UNT Interior Design Senior Show: 4/26 – 5/1

2014 Senior Show of Interior Design program in the College of Visual Arts & Design (CVAD) at the University of North Texas (UNT) will be held during April 26 through May 1 in the Lightwell and North Galleries at the UNT Art Building. This Senior Show is an annual design showcase of senior students’ research-based final projects which are, not limited to, residential, commercial, hospitality, and healthcare design. The show is free and open to the public so please come and celebrate! The reception will start at the Lightwell from 5pm this Saturday, April 26.

Physical address for the ART Building is 1201 W. Mulberry St., Denton, TX 76201.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

UNT IDSA Awarded ASID Student Chapter of the Year

UNT IDSA (Interior Design Student Alliance) is awarded the 2013-14 ASID Student Chapter of the Year for consistently encouraging member engagement at the student and professional levels through strategic planning and implementation of programs. For more information please visit the ASID website at http://www.asid.org/Student-Chapter-Awards

Monday, April 14, 2014

Efren Estrada Pursues Master of Architecture

Efren Estrada, CVAD Interior Design BFA student scheduled for May 2014 graduation, has been accepted as a graduate candidate for the Master of Architecture program at UTA. Efren’s goal is to enhance his ID degree by becoming a more well-rounded designer through an increased knowledge of Architecture. Learning more will help prepare him for future challenges facing all professions engaged in the design, building and construction industries.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Sara Allen Named Outstanding Undergraduate in Interior Design

Sara Allen received the Outstanding Student in Interior Design Award on April 4th, 2014 at UNT's Honors Day Convocation.

Photo, Left to right: Cynthia Mohr, CVAD Design Department, Chair; Sara Allen

Sara will be graduating in May 2014 with a BFA in Interior Design. She has received numerous awards such as:

- 3rd Place, IIDA Houston Student Conference Design Charette, Spring 2014
- ASID Student Scholarship, Fall 2013
- People’s Choice Award, IIDA Student Design Charette at NeoCon in Chicago, Summer 2013
- CSI Fort Worth Chapter Scholarship, Spring 2013
- Brent David Korol Memorial Scholarship, Spring 2013
- NEWH Scholarship, Spring 2013
- UNT College of Visual Arts and Design Scholarship, Spring 2013
- IIDA TX/OK Chapter Tuition Reimbursement Scholarship, Spring 2013
- 1st Place, ASID Student Symposium Design Charette, Fall 2012

Sara is a 2013‐2014 Co‐President of the Interior Design Student Alliance (IDSA), the 2013‐2014 UNT Student Chapter President for the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), a student member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), the Network of Executive Women in Hospitality (NEWH), and the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). She has started her career as a Project Designer at Furniture Marketing Group, Inc. in Plano, Texas.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Elegant Additions Dallas looking for Showroom Sales Associates

ElegantAdditions in Dallas is looking for Showroom Sales Associates. Elegant Additions serves the commercial and residential markets with their high-end architectural detailing needs, specializing in bathrooms and kitchens. For those who are interested in the positions please contact Sheri Threadgill at 832-291-1774.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Affinity Millworks Looking for A Full-time Designer

A custom furniture company called Affinity Millworks, North Richland Hills, is looking at hiring a new full time designer. Below are some more details about the job.

Preferably with a degree in Architecture, Interior Design, Construction etc. Must know a drafting software such as Autdesk CAD, Revit and be capable of learning new software. Effective communicator with employees and supervisor. Skilled at developing client relationships and maintaining those. Multi-tasker and capable of switching tasks easily. Office Management skills. Organized Reliable transportation. Pay is based on skill level. Required to visit site to field verify measurements and complete project installations such as completing punch lists. Must be a self-starter and asses tasks for following day for shop employees and themselves.

Beginning immediately, interested applicants can send their resume & samples of work to Justin Walker.

Justin Walker
Office: 817.590.2992
Fax:  817.590.2718

Sunday, February 23, 2014

UNT Interior Design Students Awarded from IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter's Student Conference

The IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter's Student Conference held on February 20th-21st, 2014, brings together students, professionals, educators, and manufacturers' representatives for two days of academic and professional enrichment. The conference hosted 150 students from universities and interior design programs in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Overall, 15 UNT students attended. 

 UNT Interior Design Students

Four out of the five scholarships that were given out by IIDA were awarded to UNT students.

Christina Donaldson, graduate student, Study Abroad Scholarship
Megan Crase, senior, Tuition Reimbursement Scholarship
Patricia Tram, senior, Tuition Reimbursement Scholarship
Evelyne Dieu, senior, Tuition Reimbursement Scholarship
Right: Megan Crase
Right: Patricia Tram
Two out of ten travel reimbursement grants from IIDA were award to UNT students.
Sasha Henry, junior, Travel Reimbursement Grant
Kaylee Bural, junior, Travel Reimbursement Grant
Three UNT students competed on teams with other students from different schools and placed in IIDA's Design Charrette. Forty students participated in the design charrette.

Zan Farrow, junior, 1st Place Team
Miranda Ward, senior, 2nd Place Team
Sara Allen, senior, 3rd Place Team

Saturday, February 22, 2014

UNT Interior Design Students’ Team Project Selected As Regional Finalist for 2014 IDEC Student Design Competition

Congratulations! A team project of Alyssa Nobles, Stacie Smith, and Aukje VanGeffen for 2014 IDEC student Design Competition has been selected as one of three regional finalists. Their team project is moving on to the national competition. Great accomplishment from the excellent UNT Interior Design students and the instructor, Greta Buehrle!

Friday, February 21, 2014

hue Design Full-time Position Available

hue Design in Dallas is looking for full-time designers.
Send resume and samples of work to Angie.

Angie L. Berry
2110 Boll Street
Dallas, Texas  75204
O:  214.823.7842
C:  214.435.8156

Thursday, February 20, 2014

WAVE Seeking a Project Designer

Wave (part of FMG) in Plano is hiring a project designer. A Project Designer plans, designs, and furnishes interior environments of commercial spaces.  Responsibilities include interfacing with sales people and/or clients to determine purpose and scope of work, creates and maintains time schedules, develops furniture typicals and standards, participates in client presentations, and works with corporate account inventories.  Integrates findings with knowledge of interior design and formulates plans, renders schematic designs, working drawings, product specifications and ideas in the form of drawings or illustrations.  Estimates material requirements, costs, and presents designs for clients review, approval and implementation.

A Bachelor’s degree (BA) from a four-year college or university with a minimum of 2-years related work experience.  Auto CAD and Microsoft Office computer skills are required. Project Spec., Team Design/Khameleon skills preferred. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision.  Above average written and verbal communication skills required.

Send resume and samples of work to Hayley Woytek, Hwoytek@wave-fcm.com

Hiring Manager:  Angela Villarreal
Phone: 214-556-4750

Hayley Woytek, Associate IIDA
Project Designer
6100 West Plano Parkway, Suite 1400
Plano, TX 75093
Direct:  214.556.4743
Fax:  214.556.4800

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

2014 Ray Gough Lecture: Evidence Based Design, Wednesday, Feb. 26

Globally renowned evidence-based designer and scholar Kirk Hamilton speaks about Evidence-Based Design in the Ray Gough Lecture Series, presented by the Interior Design Program in the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas (UNT). The lecture series honors environmental designer, Ray Gough, alumnus and professor emeritus of art at UNT.

Kirk Hamilton, an American Institute of Architecture and American College of Healthcare Architects Fellow, is one of the most influential people in healthcare design. He is interested in evidence-based design for health care and the relationship of facility design to organizational performance. He is a board certified healthcare architect with 30 years’ experience in hospital design.

An associate professor and faculty fellow in the Center for Health Systems and Design in the College of Architecture at the Texas A&M University, Hamilton is a distinguished scholar and founding principal of Watkins Hamilton Ross Architects, Inc., a design firm headquartered in Houston, Texas. Hamilton also edits the Health Environments Research & Design Journal, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal whose mission is to enhance the knowledge and practice of evidence-based health care design by disseminating research findings, discussing issues and trends, and translating research to practice.

Evidence-Based Design
ART Building, UNT
Wednesday, February 26
@5:00 P.M. Reception (Lightwell Gallery)
@ 6:00 P.M. Lecture (ART 223)

Monday, February 17, 2014

Sherwin-Williams Student Design Challenge

The Sherwin-Williams STIR Student Design Challenge celebrates excellence in residential and commercial design by design students in the U.S. and Canada. The contest has two categories: residential design and commercial design. The top winner from each category will receive a $2,500 cash prize. Second-place winners will win a $1,000 cash prize, and third-place winners will win a $500 cash prize. The contest is open for entries March 1 through April 15, 2014. For more information please visit at http://swstudentdesign.com/

Monday, February 3, 2014

CHI Interior Design Seeking Part-Time Interior Design Intern

CHI Interior Design in Keller, Texas is looking for a part-time interior design intern. Those who are interested in the position should contact Sierra Pond.

Sierra Pond
234 South Main Street
Keller, TX 76248
O: 817-482-2300
F: 817-605-0728

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Corgan Seeking Designers

Corgan is looking for student entry level designers and project leads. Those who are interested in could submit a resume through our alumna Beth Barron at beth.barron@corgan.com or through the Corgan website. Revit skills are a plus but not required.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Resources for Evidence-Based Design

The Center forHealth Design
The Center for Health Design (CHD) was formed in 1993 by a small cadre of pioneering healthcare and design professionals committed to advancing a singular idea – that design could be used to improve patient outcomes in healthcare environments. Our passion proved contagious. Today, we’re a far-reaching, international community leading the effort to improve the quality of healthcare facilities worldwide, as well as environments for healthy aging.

Helen Hamlyn Centrefor Design
The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art undertakes design research and projects with industry that will contribute to improving people's lives. Their work is organized in three research labs:

·      Age & Ability: design for a more inclusive society irrespective of age and ability
·      Health & Patient Safety: creating safer and better health services
·      Work & City: research into changing patterns of work and urban life

InformeDesign is an evidence-based design tool that transforms research into an easy-to-read, easy-to-use format for architects, graphic designers, housing specialists, interior designers, landscape architects, and the public.

Center for Health Systems & Design
Texas A&M University's Center for Health Systems & Design is home to the world's largest collection of interdisciplinary faculty, students, and affiliated professionals committed to research and education about environments for healthcare.

Friday, January 10, 2014

2014 IFDA Student Scholarships Available

The International Furnishings and Design Association Educational Foundation (IFDA) offers student scholarships in 2014. Applications accepted each year between March 1 and no later than March 31. Winners will be notified by July 31 unless otherwise stated. Details and additional information can be found on the IDFA website at: www.ifdaef.org

1. IFDA Leaders Commemorative Scholarship
2. Part Time Student Scholarship
3. IFDA Student Member Scholarship
4. Vercille Voss IFDA Graduate Student Scholarship
5. Ruth Clark Furniture Design Scholarship
6. Green/Sustainable Design Scholarship

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Eric Feigenbaum Academic Scholarship Deadline Feb. 14

The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) is now accepting applications for the 2014 Eric Feigenbaum Academic Scholarship. This award recognizes and supports leadership potential in the field through a $5,000 award. The scholarship is solely academic based and applications. Guidelines, requirements, and the application can be found at www.paveinfo.org. The deadline for applications is February 14, 2014. To apply for the Eric Feigenbaum Academic Scholarship, students can access the application form at www.paveinfo.org/forstudents/grantsscholarships/ericfeigenbaumscholarship

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

CVAD Student Project Award Fund Deadline Feb. 14

CVAD Student Project Award Fund is to provide funds for projects (including materials), study abroad, conferences, presentations, research opportunities, and internships (among other possibilities) that enrich the education and opportunities of CVAD students. Awards of up to $2,500 will be granted based on the educational or professional impact of the opportunity to the student, the department, the college, and/or the university. These grants will require a minimum of $100 in matching funds. There will be two rounds of funding in 2014: February 14, 2014 and April 18, 2014. Please visit CVAD website for the application that best matches your funding request at http://art.unt.edu/student-project-award

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

CVAD Continuing Student Scholarship Deadline Jan. 31

Deadline of CVAD Continuing Student Scholarship is approaching, January 31, at 4:00 p.m. (A scholarship of $1,000 entitles out-of-state and international students to pay in-state tuition.)

The on-line application is now available for CVAD Scholarships at http://art.unt.edu/forms/cvad-scholarships The form is easy to fill out if you have prepared your images/files in advance. Please note the submission requirements have changed from previous years and you can visit the CVAD website for more detail at http://art.unt.edu/Current-CVAD-Student-Scholarships

Friday, January 3, 2014

NEWH Dallas Chapter Scholarships Deadline Extended Until January 31, 2014

NEWH Dallas Chapter now opens scholarships to young people wishing to pursue careers in the hospitality industry. The scholarship application and more information can be found on NEWH website at www.newh.org (Forms can be found under Education/Chapter Scholarships/click on “Dallas”). The deadline for receipt of these applications was January 10th but it has been extended until January 31st, 2014.


Thursday, December 26, 2013

Megan Crase and Patricia Tram Awarded IIDA Scholarships

Congratulations! UNT Interior Design senior students, Megan Crase and Patricia Tram, received the 2013 IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter Education Fund Scholarships for Tuition Reimbursement for $3,000. Those recipients will be recognized as guests at the annual IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter Student Conference in February 2014 in Houston, TX.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Welcome Walter Harold Buehrle

Congratulations! Walter Harold Buehrle was born December 20, 2013 at 3:49 pm. Mom (Greta Buehrle, Faculty of UNT ID Program), Dad, and big sister Lily are all well and feeling blessed.

Walter Harold Buehrle

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Designer Position Available

G. L. Seaman & Company in Dallas is seeking a designer. Please visit the ASIDTexas Chapter Job Bank for full description. The job announcement indicates 3-5 year experience but they consider someone recently graduated as well.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Interiors by Lauri Griffin Seeking Interior Designer & Personal Assistant

Interiors by Lauri Griffin is looking for an Interior Designer with full-time employment and a personal assistant with flexible hours. The firm serves the Park Cities and surrounding Dallas communities. The firm has experienced phenomenal growth and this would be an exciting opportunity for any new designer to gain experience in one of Dallas’ top design markets. Preferred qualifications are as follows:

Interior Designer Assistant – CAD Design, Interior Design degree, Blue Print experience.
Personal Assistant – Entry level, professionalism, self-starter, motivated, disciplined, verbal and written skills

Please contact Marc to discuss further or send resumes. 

Marc Hebner

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Full Time & Part Time/ Paid Intern Position Available at Complete Interior Solutions Flower Mound

Complete Interior Solutions in Flower Mound is looking for motivated people to join our design sales team.  Need to have a “Ready, Set, Go” personality. We have the fastest days, that’s the #1 thing every team member has said.  Something different every day, never a dull moment. You will gain experience in all aspects of the design world. CIS works with commercial and residential clients. CIS is looking for those who would like to stay in the area if possible and continue a long term career!

9-6 M-F, w/Thur 9-7, occasional Sat9-3, closed on Sun Never a dull moment.

Email Resume to Info@CompleteInteriorSolutions.net or drop off @ CIS 4401 Long Prairie Rd, #400, Flower Mound, 75028

Paula Kratohvil

Complete Interior Solutions
Studio- 4401 Long Prairie Rd, #400

Flower Mound, TX
972 539 8258