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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Diversity in Design Scholarship

In partnership with the IIDA Foundation, the IA Interior Architects Diversity in Design Scholarship advocates for creating a diverse design community, paramount in making the world of design a more inclusive and innovative place. This scholarship is open to graduate and undergraduate students worldwide who are currently enrolled in an interior design or architecture program.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Antonio Holguin Speaks Material Transparency

On Tuesday, September 10, Antonio Holguin, Humanscale A&D Representative and Sustainability Ambassador, spoke to Green Materials, Interior Design Topics class taught by Johnnie Stark. Humanscale, ergonomic office furniture solutions manufacturer, is asking the question, “What if manufacturing could make the world a better place?” Their answer has been the pursuit of a rigorous net positive approach, evaluating all aspects of the product life cycle and healthy material selections. Students learned about the Living Building Challenge and third-party certifications. Antonio is also the founder of TMI, Texas Materials Initiative, a local collaboration between architects, designers and industry partners promoting transparency in information about building materials and products.

CVAD ID Green Materials Class

Sunday, September 8, 2019

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training

When: October 5th 2019 – 1:00PM to 4:30 PM
Where: UT–Arlington - Nedderman Hall - Room TBA

If you are worried about your busy schedule or distance from the course location, fear not, as the workshop is entirely recorded and you can watch the entire recorded course online or live stream one of our webinar options here - https://leadinggreen.com/online-leed-green-associate

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified as can people! Boost your resume up with the LEED Green Associate, the only professional designation to show employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field.
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. Save money by reserving your spot today and make a positive difference in your career!

Early-Bird Cost: $200 for students ($300 otherwise)
To register for the class please visit: http://leadinggreen.com/utarlington
Please contact the instructor Lorne directly with any questions at info@leadinggreen.com

Lorne Mlotek BASc., LEED AP BD+C, O+M
President, LeadingGreen
416-824-2677 / 585-764-5423
B740 Sandford Fleming Building
10 King's College Road, Toronto, M5S 3G4

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Jones Commercial Interiors Hiring Interior Designer

Jones Commercial Interiors in Dallas is currently hiring for an Interior Designer position. We specialize in designing creative environments for people at work in tenant development and unique office designs for commercial construction.

JCI, a leader in commercial design, is currently interviewing individuals to fill both entry and mid-level positions for an Interior Designer position.  The candidate must meet the following criteria:

  • Four-year degree in the interior design or interior architecture profession from an accredited university.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD and ability to create design concepts and continue the development through all design phases.
  • Extremely strong inter-personal skills and ability to work with others in a team and professional environment.
  • Ability to multi-task with flexibility to change gears quickly.  
  • Self-sufficient while maintaining the task at hand in a professional and organized manner.
  • Possess and apply knowledge of basic ADA/TAS state codes and local building codes and regulations.  
About the Career Position:
  • This is a challenging and fast paced Interior Design position specializing in interior architectural planning and finish out.
  • Team oriented atmosphere provides a creative environment and strives to be completely dedicated to client service while innovating to the ever-changing office environment.
  • Benefit Package- Includes but not limited to: Health insurance, dental, vision, supplemental insurance, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, NCIDQ Scholarships, PTO, and 401k matching.
  • Team Environment- Includes but not limited to: Team building games, Philanthropic events, dog friendly, flex schedule, food onsite, company happy hours and outings.
Email Resumes at careers@ajci.com

Jones Commercial Interiors
3900 Willow Street, Suite 150
Dallas, TX 75226
O: 972.690.3400

Friday, September 6, 2019

UNT ID Senior Studio Classes’ Field Trip to Project Site

On Thursday, September 5, 2019, 35 Interior Design (ID) seniors in ADES 4630 Space Planning 4, went to Dallas for a project site tour and field inventory. Each year, ID works with a local architectural design firm as a mentor who provides the existing condition location and documentation. This year our mentor firm is IA, Interior Architects, 2001 Ross Ave. Support has been coordinated by Frances Bruns, Managing Director, and Zach Weihrich, Senior Design Associate, (CVAD ID alum). Our project site location is Park District PwC Tower, 2121 Woodall Rodgers. Students were able to tour a shell space and a suite under construction.

UNT CVAD ID seniors at Park District PwC Tower

Very Front: Zach Weihrich

Saturday, August 31, 2019

PAVE Student Aid Program

The PAVE student aid program supports students studying retail design, planning, visual merchandising, industrial design, and other programs for careers in the retail environments industry who are experiencing financial difficulties. The intent is to provide for basic needs such as food, housing, books, tuition, health insurance, medical bills, utilities, transportation, etc. College students interested in applying should review the guidelines on their website and submit a completed application, with supporting documents, to PAVE by Friday, October 11, 2019.

Friday, August 30, 2019

NEWH Green Voice Design Competition

The NEWH Green Voice Design Competition provides students with the opportunity to showcase their design skills while utilizing the very best in sustainable design products and practices. Our sponsors have generously donated the awards – one to the winning undergraduate student and one to the winning graduate student with airfare/lodging to the awards event at HD Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada provided. 2019 – 2020 NEWH Green Voice Design Competition closes January 3, 2020

Saturday, August 24, 2019

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)

From August 19, 2019, the free online learning and professional development platform used by the UNT System, Lynda.com, became LinkedIn Learning. LinkedIn Learning will remain free to UNT System faculty and staff, and offers you a more intuitive interface and more content recommendations while retaining Lynda.com’s 10,000-plus item course library, transcripts and exercise files.

What to expect:
  • If you’ve already used Lynda.com, after the upgrade is completed, you’ll receive an email to activate your LinkedIn Learning account and will be able to pick up right where you left off
  • Your Lynda.com login information will carry over to LinkedIn Learning
  • All of the features and functionalities of the page remain the same, including transcripts, exercise files, mobile viewing and bookmarking
  • Courses will be available in English, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Mandarin and Portuguese
  • If you are new to UNT – the access may not begin until your official start date for licensing reasons.

Learn more:

Monday, August 19, 2019

Maestri Studio Entry Level Assistant Position

Maestri Studio in Dallas is looking for one or two Entry Level – Paid Internship as immediate needs. Typical Business hours are 8:30-5:00. Availability in mornings preferred from 10-4. Monday through Friday. Flexible depending upon availability. This position is approximately 30 hours a week for one intern if his/her availability allows it or approx. 20 hours a week if two interns can split their days. This is a paid position.

Maestri Studio is a primarily residential full-service design firm in the Deep Ellum area of Dallas. They have projects that have been completed around the state and have been working on specialty commercial designs over the last 2 years. They focus on mid to high end budgets from new build homes, renovations, and interior finish out and furnishings.

Interior Design or Architecture back ground or pursuing course offerings in those fields.

This intern(s) position would be assisting with our everyday needs mostly on the interior design side of our studio. This includes helping with purchasing, approvals, daily operations, minor AutoCAD work, assisting with concept boards, and other tasks around the studio and sometimes around the art gallery. 

AutoCAD, Photoshop – Preferred
Microsoft Excel – Required

Please provide Resume to Chris.

Chris Huffman
401 Exposition Ave
Dallas, TX 75226

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

INK + ORO Creatives Hiring Interior Designers

INK + ORO Creatives (formerly 5G Interiors) in Dallas is hiring one or two full Time 2-7 Years of experience designers. INK + ORO Creatives is a full service interior design firm, focusing on boutique scale, high design projects. Compensation commensurate with experience.

4-year degree from CIDA Accredited University

Interior Designer capable of taking projects from concept through construction documentation.  Also versed in FF&E selection, construction documentation, and construction administration

Intermediate Experience in AutoCAD, Revit, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator. Experience in multi-family, commercial, hospitality, and high-end residential

Send resume and portfolio to Tiffany.

Tiffany Woodson

Monday, August 12, 2019

Linda Fritschy Interior Design Part-Time Position

Linda Fritschy Interior Design in Dallas is looking for a part-time designer as an immediate need for the spring. The firm focuses on high end residential to include new construction, remodels and on-going. $12.00 per hour. Flexible - 8 to 20 hours a week. Could vary weekly.

Degree not required – looking for someone who would enjoy experiencing day to day activities of a small busy firm

Running errands, follow up with showrooms and clients, possible CAD

Detail oriented, good with people, mature

Email digital resume and portfolio to Linda.

Linda Fritschy, Principle
14358 Proton Road
Dallas, Texas 75244

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!