Public Programs


Donald Kaufman

Donald Kaufman: The Art of Custom Paint Colors

Wednesday, February 10, 6pm

A discussion with master colorist Donald Kaufman, who creates custom paint colors for clients from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, to art collectors’ homes, to the offices of high-tech firms. He will be joined by interior designer Carey Maloney, M (Group), to discuss past collaborations and the impact of architectural color.

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Timothy Rohan: Modernist Architectural Interiors  

Timothy Rohan: NYC’s Modernist Architectural Interiors

Wednesday, March 23, 6pm

Architectural historian Timothy Rohan lectures on Manhattan’s lost but remarkable Modernist domestic interiors.

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Sean Corcorran   

Sean Corcorran: Design for Learning Spaces

Wednesday, March 30, 6pm

Sean Corcorran, general manager of Steelcase Education Solutions, will discuss how space impacts behavior and how design thinking is transforming classrooms and learning spaces.

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The Evolution of Interior Design: Alumni Panel Discussion

Wednesday, April 6, 6pm

In conjunction with Interior Design Today: Alumni Exhibition, this panel will bring together four NYSID alumni to discuss the evolution of the interior design profession and their experiences working at their respective firms—residential, commercial, large and small.

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Creative Collaborations: Designing Signature Product Lines

Wednesday, April 20, 6pm

More and more established interior designers are embarking on creating their own product lines—furniture, rugs, lighting, and accessories. Interior designers Alexa Hampton and Laura Kirar, and licensing agent Kate Verner will discuss the ins and outs and pros and cons of developing signature product lines.

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James Russell: Sustainability and Resiliency in NYC
Sally Henderson Memorial Lecture on Green Design

Wednesday, May 4, 6pm

James Russell, the newly-appointed director of Design Strategic Initiatives at the NYC Department of Design and Construction, will speak about the agency’s recently released Guiding Principles for Design Excellence; upcoming initiatives in environmental sustainability, resiliency, equity, and healthy living; and the potential impact for interior spaces.

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 The Spring 2016 Public Programs are sponsored in part by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) New York Metro Chapter.

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