Alumni Mentorship Program: Spotlight on Ashley Dai & Erin Wells

Launched in the fall of 2013, NYSID’s Alumni Mentorship Program pairs students with established alumni for a year-long professional growth opportunity. This year, fourteen pairs participated. Erin Wells (BFA 2004), who works as a Principal in the Interior Design firm Ageloff Associates, mentored Ashley Dai, a current MFA-1 student. Both share insights about their experience

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Suzanne Rheinstein, Jorge Sanchez, and Edwina von Gal to be honored by New York School of Interior Design

The New York School of Interior Design is pleased to announce it will honor Suzanne Rheinstein, owner of HOLLYHOCK, landscape architect Jorge Sanchez, and principal landscape designer of Edwina von Gal + Co., Edwina von Gal at its Annual Gala. The ceremonial event will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at a private club in New York City. Interior designer, Alexa Hampton; editorial director of Hearst Design Group, Newell Turner; owner of Decorative Antiques Ltd., Betsey Ruprecht; and philanthropist, Maria Spears will serve as the Gala co-chairs.

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Students Conduct Research for NYC Health & Hospitals

NYSID faculty member Dr. Nicolas Watkins, Performance Analytics Manager for Gensler, and Breeze Glazer, Director of NYSID’s Master of Professional Studies in Healthcare Interior Design, guided a team of NYSID MPS-H students as they conducted research, on behalf of the NYC Health & Hospitals System, at Ida G. Israel Community Health Center in Brooklyn and Judson Health Clinic in Manhattan.

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NYSID Alumnae Named IFDA Rising Stars

Samantha Goldman and Samantha Polkow, often referred to as Sam + Sam, share more than a first name. They share a business philosophy and friendship that make them a match made in heaven. Sam + Sam met during their last semester at NYSID in a class taught by Dr. Ellen Fisher, and a friendship instantly blossomed. Sam + Sam teamed up on class projects, discovering that their individual talents were perfectly suited to teamwork.  The rest is history.

Founders of Handin Browne, a full-service interior design firm based in New York City and established in December 2017, Sam + Sam were together named a Rising Star of Interior Design by International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA).

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Holiday House NYC 2017

Continuing a successful partnership, this year NYSID students competed to virtually design a space at Holiday House NYC, an annual showhouse dedicated to benefiting breast cancer organizations and raising awareness in the design industry.

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#GivingTuesday is Here!

On the heels of #CyberMonday, the New York School of Interior Design is turning an ordinary Tuesday into an extraordinary #GivingTuesday – November 28 – and we invite you to join the movement!

Travel is a transformative experience in a student’s development. Spread the word to alumni and friends about #GivingTuesday and let them know that the funds raised will go directly to the Robert Herring Travel Prize, which provides two exceptional students with the opportunity to experience the world

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Trauma-informed Design Creates a Safe Space for Children

The Senior Director of the Queens Child Advocacy Center (CAC) reached out to the College with a unique challenge: though designed to be child-friendly, the bright, toy-filled space might be too stimulated for her clients. Under the leadership of Terry Kleinberg (MFA-1), students came up with a strategy to ensure that child victims would feel safe, secure, and calm.

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Study Abroad: Ireland

From May 12-26, a group of NYSID students went on a study abroad trip to Ireland for the “Aoibhneas na hÉireann” (Treasures of Ireland): Irish Art, Design, and Culture in Dublin, Kilkenny, and Cork course taught by Dr. Jennifer Goff; NYSID instructor, Fubright Scholar, and curator of the Eileen Gray collection at the National Museum of Ireland.

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Lighting in Every Dimension

Last summer, the redesign of the lighting lab on the 4th floor of NYSID’s 70th street location began. The original facility was demolished, fitted with the very best in lighting design technology, and now, it is ready for its big reveal. See photos

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