New York School of Interior Design Commencement Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 11AM at:
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Place
New York, New York 10012
This is a ticketed event.
For questions or concerns related to commencement, please contact the Office of the Registrar, 212-472-1500, ext. 209.
A range of thesis projects will be on view from graduates of the professional-level MFA-1 program and the post-professional MFA-2 program, as well as studio projects from graduates of the MPS programs in Sustainable Interior Environments, Interior Lighting Design, and Healthcare Interior Design.
NYSID Graduate Center, 401 Park Avenue South at 28th Street. By appointment only; contact 212-472-1500, ext. 405 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The built environment impacts health at every scale that we design and build in. This understanding has magnified in recent years with a particular focus on interior design, material health and the transparency of products we specify. This lecture and panel discussion will highlight the opportunities for designers, owners and product manufacturers to join the transparency movement today and begin making a positive difference tomorrow. Breeze Glazer, Program Director of Healthcare Design at NYSID and Sustainable Healthcare Leader, at Perkins+Will will start the evening with a brief lecture on healthy materials, the transparency movement and the Precautionary List.
A moderated discussion will follow with panelists sharing a range of perspectives, insights and lessons learned including;
Mary Holt, Executive VP, Creative Director of Carnegie Fabrics,
Arjav Shah Interior Project Designer, Perkins+Will
Ethan Lu Program Director of the NYSID MPS in Sustainable Interior Environments Program.
The Sally Henderson Lecture on Green Design is an annual event created to honor the memory of NYSID faculty member, Sally Henderson, who developed the College’s first course in green design.
More about the Transparency project:
Too often, some of the design profession's most impactful decisions are made in the dark, with little material information available when specifying a product. But designing healthy buildings means specifying healthier building products. For years, designers at Perkins+Will have facilitated informed decisions by working with clients and manufacturers to find alternatives that use the fewest possible toxic substances. We help our fellow design professionals do the same through Transparency. transparency.perkinswill.com
The free, universally accessible database includes the Precautionary List — a compilation of the most ubiquitous and problematic substances that people encounter every day in the built environment. It allows design professionals to search for key substances and chemicals of concern using filters like project type, product type, and health and environmental impacts.
Join Newell Turner and M(Group) Carey Maloney and Hermes Mallea for the fifth conversation of the 2017-2018 Dialogues on Design series!
Join Andre Kikoski, founder of Andre Kikoski Architect, as he gives an inside look into one of their recent high profile NYC projects, a residential tower at Hudson Yards. Andre will walk through the unique material palette crafted specifically for One Hudson Yards. As one of the first buildings built at Hudson Yards, Andre Kikoski Architect wanted to set the tone and future direction for what’s to come.
Join Karen Nichols, FAIA, Principal, and Donald Strum, IDSA, Principal at Michael Graves Architecture & Design discuss the firm’s integrated multi-disciplinary practice. Using specific examples from hospitality and the workplace Karen and Donald will show how the interior design of their projects marries architecture and products, promotes humanistic environments, and creates value for the user experience.
Design historian, Daniella Ohad will moderate a panel discussion between Carolyn Coal, filmmaker, Dr. Robert Aibel, collector, scholar, and dealer, and Paul Eisenhauer, former executive director and curator of the Wharton Esherick Museum following the screening of I Am Known as an Artist, a documentary focusing on the godfather of the Studio Furniture Movement and inventor of Art Furniture, Wharton Esherick. This program is sponsored by Rago Art and Moderne Gallery. Reception to follow the lecture.
Screening duration is 41 min.
GCT is a great example of grand Beaus Arts design and planning. Inside and out the art work and planning are inspiring and relate to the grand design of this multi used facility.
On our two hour walk in and around the outside of Grand Central, we will learn about its history, art, construction, and preservation. We will visit special places like the “whispering gallery”, the “kissing gallery”, and the site of a private apartment.
What is white light? When is white light not white? This lecture demo will explore and compare the differences between color temperature, “tuneable” white light, and color changing LEDs. The ways in which those choices affect the color of materials used in designing a space will be demonstrated. The angle of the light and how it impacts how we see texture will also be explored. The end result will show how color and angle can enhance the mood and create a “wow factor.”
Presented by Cindy Limauro and Christopher Popowich Design Partners, C & C Lighting
Sponsored by the Design Lighting Forum of New York
Join Gil Schafer, award winning architect and author of A Place to Call Home, as he opens the doors to his world of comfortable classicism, sharing some of the firm’s most recent, and exciting, projects from around the country and walking through the inner workings of his distinctive approach—from concrete techniques to the more emotional and intuitive aspects of his process—showing how he brings his projects to life and fills them with soul.
Join Ellie Cullman and the partners of the distinguished AD100 design firm Cullman & Kravis as they share how the firm has evolved in the ever-changing landscape of Interior Design for this NYSID alumni lecture. Alumni Association President Lawrence Levy will moderate a panel discussion with Ellie and the partners, Alyssa Urban, Claire Ratliff, Sarah Ramsey and Lee Cavanaugh.
Join the author of Postmodern Design Complete, which was recently selected by the New York Times as one of 2017's best Art Books in this dynamic and thought-provoking presentation. Judith Gura, design historian and author, will discuss the history, designers, and iconic designs of the Postmodern movement, and the reasons behind its current and well-deserved revival.
This exhibition features the work of NYSID BFA candidates who have completed their thesis projects in December 2017. Graduating student projects are hypothetical designs based on the adaptive reuse of existing buildings.
Paul Gunther, co-author of New York Living: Re-Inventing Home will be joined by Tamara Eaton and David Mann, two designers featured in the book, to explore contemporary examples of residential design found amongst the five boroughs of New York City.
AD100 designer Thomas Jayne joins Winterthur Design Associates’ principal designer Sandy Brown in celebrating her new book The Well-Dressed Window: Curtains at Winterthur. Jayne and Brown that will explore Henry Francis du Pont’s extraordinary taste and eye that has transformed interior design.
A LEED Accredited Professional since 2007, Jon is passionate about Humanscale's role in the Net Positive Movement, where the goal is to not only do less harm to the environment, but to create healthy, restorative and self-sustaining places to work and live. Jon has been a speaker at a number of conferences, most recently, the Central Pennsylvania GreenCon and the Delaware Valley Green Council Sustainability Symposium.
Jon Strasser, Director of Workplace Strategy at Humanscale
Jon Strasser has been with Humanscale since 1996 and has enjoyed being a part of the company's progression to a global leader in ergonomic design and workstation functionality. In his 20 years with Humanscale, Jon has served as Canadian Sales Director and North American Director of A&D. Jon's current role, Director of Workplace strategy, has him deeply involved in the design industry to better understand current trends, salient conversations and inspiring stories. In this role, Jon is committed to ensuring that the Humanscale brand remains top of mind and relevant throughout the industry. Jon has also had articles published in Contract magazine, Loft Life and Design at work.
The contributors of The Rockefeller Family Gardens: An American Legacy, with photography by Larry Lederman; essays by Todd Forrest, Vice President of Horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden and Cynthia Bronson Altman, Curator of the Collections at Kykuit will lead the panel discussion moderated by Louis Bauer, Senior Director of Horticulture at Wave Hill focusing on the horticulture and landscape mastery of the Rockefeller Family Gardens.
A film screening of Sebastián Errazuriz: Monologues in the Artist's Studio by Palu Abadia. Sebastián Errazuriz is a Brooklyn-based artist/designer pushing the boundaries between art, photography, design, architecture, and fashion. A conversation to follow moderated by design historian, Daniella Ohad.
In collaboration with Archtober, NYSID will present a lecture featuring Michael Schneider, ESI Design’s senior designer and AV technologist, who will explore how to navigate both architecture and content when designing in our current climate of non-traditional media and built environments.
Editor, reporter, curator, and scholar of subjects ranging from architecture and design to social history and popular culture, Mitchell Owens, decorative arts editor at Architectural Digest will speak on current interior design trends and the future of the field.
A co-sponsored event with the ICAA and Royal Oak Foundation, Dr. Wolf Burchard will address the topics in his book, The Sovereign Artist: Charles Le Brun and the Image of Louis XIV. The book explores Louis XIV’s principal painter and how he sought to translate the King’s desire for power into a visual brand.