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NYSID Students Participate in Nantucket by Design
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A group of NYSID students designed two rooms in the Jethro Coffin House, the oldest house on Nantucket, for Nantucket by Design, a festival of design organized by the Nantucket Historical Association that took place August 2-7, 2016. See photos here. Read More.

 

NYSID Pre-College 2016
Monday, August 15, 2016

NYSID Pre-College ProgramNYSID had another successful Pre-College program last month! See photos here. The two-week program took place July 11-21 and provided an introduction to the creative and rewarding world of interior design.  Read more here.

 

NYSID Study Abroad Q&A: Spain
Monday, July 18, 2016

Spain Study Abroad TripThis summer, a group of NYSID students traveled to Spain on the “Spain: Past, Present, and Prominence” study abroad trip. See photos here.  Recently, we caught up with MFA-1 student Britni Williams who shared her impressions of the trip. Read more.

NYSID Granted Middle States Accreditation
Thursday, July 07, 2016

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

We are thrilled to announce that NYSID has been granted accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Read more.

Nora's Notables - Part III
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Vintage wallpaper samplesNYSID Archivist Nora Reilly shares three of her latest finds from the NYSID Archives: vintage wallpaper samples, personal correspondence of NYSID founder Sherrill Whiton, and student work from the 1960s. Read more.

NYSID Study Abroad Q&A: Italy
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Carrie Anne Li at the Galleria dell'AccademiaThis summer, a group of NYSID students traveled to Italy on the “Immersion in Renaissance Florence: Bridging Art & Life” study abroad trip. See photos here.  Recently, we caught up with recent MFA-1 graduate Carrie Anne Li who shared her impressions of the trip. Read more.

Student Lounge Design Competition Winners Selected
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Graduate center winning designIn celebration of our 100th anniversary, NYSID invited its students to help redesign the student lounges at the 70th Street location and the Graduate Center on Park Avenue South. The challenge encouraged students to create unique spaces that would embody and enhance the NYSID college experience for themselves and for future NYSID students. Read more.

NYSID Students Design Rooms in Oldest House on Nantucket
Friday, June 10, 2016

Faith Hoops and Emily KentA group of NYSID students have been invited by the Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) to design two rooms in the Jethro Coffin House, the oldest house on Nantucket. Recently, BFA students Faith Hoops, and Emily Kent, and MFA-1 students Tom Elka, and Larissa Moutrier traveled with NYSID's dean, Ellen Fisher, to Nantucket to survey the building and investigate on-island resources for their project. Read more.

NYSID Alumni Receive Awards
Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Le CampusTwo NYSID alumni received awards this past month for their recent outstanding work in the design field. Read more on alumna and NYSID trustee Susan Nagle and alumna Therese Virserius.

 




 

Nora's Notables - Part II
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Sherrill Whiton lecture notes

NYSID Archivist Nora Reilly shares three of her latest finds from the NYSID Archives: a collection of alumni business cards from the 1940s and 50s, student work from the 90s, and a selection of old faculty lecture notes. Read more.

Spring Thesis Exhibition Openings
Thursday, May 19, 2016

BFA Opening ReceptionOn May 16 and 17, receptions were held to celebrate the opening of the BFA Thesis Projects and the MFA Thesis and MPS Studio Projects exhibitions. The events kicked off an exciting week of commencement activities where graduates unveiled their final projects to family members, friends, and the NYSID community. Read more.

100 Years of NYSID Graduations
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Graduation 2016On May 18, 2016, after years of designing spaces large and small, NYSID’s Class of 2016 took a triumphant walk across the stage to receive their diplomas at the college’s 2016 commencement exercises. In honor of this year’s commencement, here is a behind-the-scenes look back at some graduation photos and highlights of the last 100 years of NYSID commencement ceremonies and celebrations. Read more.

NYSID Commencement 2016
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Alexa HamptonNYSID’s 2016 commencement ceremony took place Wednesday, May 18 at the NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts. The Class of 2016, along with their friends and families, were treated to a candid address by designer Alexa Hampton before crossing the stage to receive their diplomas. Read Alexa's entire speech, view commencement photos, and read more here.

NYSID Students Receive 2016 Awards & Scholarships
Sunday, May 08, 2016

Can Weng - Tourneau Winning DesignThe 2016 award and scholarship season is upon us and NYSID students are once again being honored for their outstanding work. Read more.

 

 

Alexa Hampton to Speak at NYSID’s 2016 Commencement Ceremony
Monday, April 25, 2016

Interior designer and NYSID trustee Alexa Hampton will be the commencement speaker at NYSID's 2016 Commencement Exercises. She will receive an honorary doctorate degree alongside Wendy Goodman; design editor at New York Magazine, and Daisy Soros, NYSID alumna and philanthropist. Read More.

Support the IDLNY in Advancing NY State Interior Design Legislation
Friday, April 22, 2016

 The Interior Designers for Legislation in New York (IDLNY) is working hard to pass legislation to improve the interior design profession in New York State. If you are a New York State resident, they need your help in support of this legislation. Read more.

NYSID's Contribution to the War Effort During WWII
Friday, April 22, 2016

Technical Training for Defense Industries

During World War II, it seems NYSID’s founder Sherrill Whiton knew that not only would the war would demand a change in the design industry, but NYSID would have to do its part to aid the war effort. NYSID Archivist Nora Reilly gives us a glimpse into life at NYSID during WWII. Read more here!

 

Nora's Notables
Friday, April 15, 2016

Sherrill Whiton sketch In celebration of NYSID’s 100th anniversary, NYSID archivist Nora Reilly pulled some of her favorite items from the college’s archives to feature as this week’s “Nora’s Notables.” Read more about the items and the stories behind them!

 

 

 

A Brief Introduction to the NYSID Archives with Archivist Nora Reilly
Friday, April 01, 2016

Archivist Nora ReillyIn 2013, NYSID established its archives in anticipation of its 100th anniversary in 2016. Since then, the majority of NYSID’s institutional collections as well as a number of acquired archives from interior designers and firms have been organized and rehoused according to archival standards. In 2014, Nora Reilly was hired as NYSID’s first official staff archivist. Read more!

 

NYSID Students Design Installation for DIFFA's Dining by Design
Friday, March 18, 2016

Dining by Design 2016
A team of NYSID students created a stunning installation for this year’s Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids (DIFFA) Dining by Design. The event runs from March 17-21 at Pier 92 and will bring together international and local designers to create dining installations to raise funds for DIFFA’s efforts fighting HIV/AIDS. Read more!

NYSID Annual Dinner 2016
Thursday, March 10, 2016

David Sprouls, Martha Stewart, and Patricia SovernOn Thursday, March 10, NYSID held its Annual Dinner honoring designer Ellie Cullman,  president and C.E.O. of the New York Design Center Jim Druckman, president of Jamestown, LP, Michael Phillips, and renowned landscape architect Deborah Nevins. Read more!

NYSID Students Attend ASID Summit in Savannah
Friday, March 04, 2016

Faith Hoops, Valerie Genovese,  Clarice Lysenko, and Daniella Brecher Feldman

A group of NYSID students got the opportunity to attend Launch: The ASID National Student Summit hosted by Savannah College of Art and Design from February 26-28. See photos here and read more!

Interior Design Today: Alumni Exhibition Opening
Thursday, March 03, 2016

On March 3, a reception for Interior Design Today: Alumni Exhibition was held to celebrate the opening of an exhibition of work from select alumni in honor of NYSID’s 100th anniversary. It was a festive evening, with many graduates, design professionals, and friends gathering to view the work of more than 30 alumni showing a wide range of projects for living, working, playing, and healing.  See photos from the opening!  And read more here.

NYSID Event in Palm Beach
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Michael Sovern, Patricia Sovern, Dennis MillerOn February 9, NYSID trustees, alumni, and friends gathered at Leta Austin Foster Associates in Palm Beach, Florida to celebrate NYSID's 100th anniversary. Guests included NYSID chairman Patricia Sovern, Michael Sovern, and trustee Dennis Miller, who helped organize the event (shown above). Other guests included Susan Bleda, Kim Coleman, Merrill and Bobby Debbs, India Foster, Susie Gilbertson, Carol and Tom Kirchoff, Miguel Rosales, Thomas Samet, Jorge Sanchez, Geri Skirkanich, Missy Taylor, Barbara Toll, Kenneth Walker, and Lynn Wankel.

NYSID Students Participate in NY Art, Antique & Jewelry Show
Thursday, December 03, 2015

"Interconnectivity" student installation

“Interconnectivity,” a special design installation created by five NYSID students for this year’s NY Art, Antique & Jewelry Show was unveiled at the show’s grand opening on November 20.  The project was Led by NYSID alumnus and instructor Stefan Steil of Steilish Interior Design & Architecture, and designed by students Daniella Brecher (MFA ’17), Garrett Carter (BFA ’16), Valerie Genovese (BFA ’16), and Rikki Tenenbaum (BFA ’16). See photos and read more about the installation.

 

2015 Holiday House Student Competition
Friday, November 20, 2015

Holiday House Student Competition participantsFor the first time ever, NYSID students competed for the opportunity to design a room at Holiday House

The student winner was Cheryl Sadlowski, BFA ’16, selected by a panel of judges including designers Drew McGukin, Alexa Hampton and Thom Filicia. Cheryl was announced the winner at a celebration at Holiday House on November 16. See photos and read more about the project here!

A Look at October Events and What's Ahead at NYSID
Thursday, November 12, 2015

Robert A.M. Stern & Four Seasons Book SigningOctober was packed wtih an exciting lineup of events! The Michael I. and Patricita M. Sovern Lecture on Design was presented by renowned architect Robert A.M. SternSee photos hereThen, a fabulous celebration was held at The Four Seasons for the release of Interior Landmarks: Treasures of New York. See photos from the night here. 

And, there are still more NYSID events ahead! Read more about these events and upcoming events.

NYSID Students Help Design Police Precinct in Brownsville
Wednesday, November 04, 2015


People's Precinct ProgramNYSID students are getting the exciting opportunity to design a section of the 73rd Police Precinct in Brownsville, Brooklyn as part of the “People’s Precinct Program,” which is being launched by the NYC Department of Design and Construction and the Town + Gown initiative in an effort to link schools and government through design. Ellen Fisher, NYSID’s vice president for academic affairs and dean, discussed the project on The Policy of Design and Equity panel discussion on Wednesday, October 28 at The Center for Architecture. Read more about the project here!

NYSID Students Travel to New Orleans for Architectural Photography Course
Wednesday, October 28, 2015

New Orleans Study TripA group of NYSID students traveled to New Orleans this October for Mark La Rosa’s Architectural Photography Urban Landscape course.  Over the course of four days, students visited iconic neighborhoods and architectural sites including the French Quarter and Garden District as well as other lesser known sites such as the Irish Channel, the Faubourg Marigny, and the St. Louis Cemetery. See student photos from the trip and  read more here!

Dialogues on Design
Monday, October 19, 2015

Alex Papachristidis & Newell TurnerThis fall, NYSID is bringing back the popular Dialogues on Design, a series of six conversations with noted designers moderated by Newell Turner, editorial director of the Hearst Design Group and NYSID trustee. Read more information about the series here! 

 

Angelo Donghia: Design Superstar Exhibition Opens
Friday, September 18, 2015

Donghia Living RoomOn September 16, a reception for Angelo Donghia: Design Superstar celebrated the exhibition dedicated to one of the design industry’s most versatile and talented practitioners. It was a spectacular night, with over 150 design professionals and friends gathering to celebrate a true renaissance man of interior design. See photos from the opening here and read more about the night.

 

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