BFA, Syracuse University
Katie is a designer at Gensler. She is a graduate of New York School of Interior Design's MFA-2 program, and holds a BFA in interior design from Cazenovia College. Katie teaches undergraduate courses at NYSID.
Alexis holds an MA in Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture from the Bard Graduate Center, and a BA in Art History and Political Science from Williams College. She has contributed to projects for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Park Service, and the New-York Historical Society. She teaches design history and humanities classes at NYSID.
Ann is the owner of Ann Barton Architect. She recevied her B.Arch from Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.
Elizabeth is an interior designer with 10 years of professional experience in residential and commercial design. She holds a MFA in Interior Design from New York School of Interior Design and a BS in Architecture from The University of Michigan.
MA, Bard Graduate Center
BA, City University of New York
David Bergman is the founder of DavidBergmanEco, author of Sustainable Design: A Critical Guide and the blog EcoOptimism, which is dedicated to the belief that positive, often symbiotic, solutions exist to our environmental and economic issues. He is on the Executive Board of the NYC 2030 District and the Designers Lighting Forum of New York, and a former president of Furniture New York. He holds a Master of Architecture from Princeton and a BA from Yale.
Vanessa is principal at Habjan Betancourt Architecture, LLP. Prior to joining Habjan Design, Vanessa worked at major firms including Swanke Hayden Connell, HLW, and Gardiner and Theobald. She received her BPS from Pratt Institute.
Reid is a partner at Ageloff & Associates. His career began in Atlanta where he started to put his interest in sustainability into practice. Before settling into the residential sector, he worked on sustainability initiatives for the design and construction of the 2nd Avenue Subway. He holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from Cooper Union and a Master of Architecture degree from Georgia Tech.
Ray is a teacher and writer living in New York City. He has taught various English courses at NYSID since 2004. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from City College and a BA in British Literature from Hunter College. He also has a CELTA certification for the international instruction of ESL.
Daniel is a project manager/senior designer at Kathleen Walsh Interiors. His expertise includes conceptual development, space planning, design development, drawings for construction, construction/design management, shop drawing review, furniture and finishes. He received a BFA in Interior Design from Parsons, the New School for Design.
Mark is a principal at Point Design Inc. Previously, Mark had been a senior vice president for Walker Group/CNI, directing the completion of specialty and department stores for major US and international retailers such as Federated Department Stores, Galeries Lafayette, Uniqlo, Shoemart, and Shinsegae. He is a registered architect in New York State. He recieved his M.Arch from the University of Bucharest, Romania.
Scott is a visual artist from New York, currently pursuing a Masters in Fine Art at Queens College, CUNY, in the Social Practice Art program. He is also a furniture designer/maker with 20 years of professional experience. His teaching experience includes serving as a lecturer in sculpture at Yale School of Art (2009-2012), faculty/critic at NYSID (2012-present), and visiting artist/critic at Parsons School of Design, University of the Arts, Lehigh University, and Pratt Institute. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Synthesis from the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Jonathan Bressler has been painting faux finishes and murals on the walls and ceilings of some of the most prestigious real estate in NYC since 1985. Jonathan specializes in marbling, wood graining, glazing techniques, and Venetian plaster as well as hand painted murals. Jonathan’s work has been published in The New York Times and has participated in The Kips Bay Designer Show House.
BA, St. Lawrence University
Upon graduation from FIT, Michael founded the design firm of Goralnick Buchanan, before moving on to multiple creative and media undertakings. He designed a modular home that was featured on the Bob Vila “Home Again” series, and then authored a companion book, Pre-Fab Bungalow. He founded his own company, Michael Buchanan Style, and produced regular features for Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, and many others. He designed the pop singer Vanessa Carlton’s Manhattan loft, which was featured in In Style magazine and appeared on MTV’s “Cribs.”
David is a principal at Das Studio. He is a ARB (UK) registered architect with 30 years of architectural, interior, and garden design work in both the United Kingdom and the United States. He has experience in healthcare, affordable and special needs housing, residential new construction, and renovation and work on Listed Buildings. He recieved a MA from De Montfort University, Leicester, UK and a BA from Leicester Polytechnic School of Architecture.