NYSID’s Vice President for Academic Affairs Sits on Panel for Town+Gown Symposium Event

New York, New York – January 29, 2018 – The New York School of Interior Design’s Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Dr. Ellen Fisher has been selected to sit on a panel at the New York City Department of Design and Construction’s Town+Gown event, which focuses on pushing design research into implementation. The event is on Wednesday, January 31 at the Administration for Children’s Services, located at 150 William Street, 19th Floor.

Dr. Fisher, along with panelists from Pratt Institute, New York Housing Authority, and the New York Police Department will continue the discussion on three developing design research projects including: New York City Department of Probation’s Neighborhood Opportunity Network Program; New York Department of Police’s “People’s Precinct” Initiative; and New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s Wait Pilot Program.


About the NYC Department of Design and Construction
The Department of Design and Construction is the City’s primary capital construction project manager. In supporting Mayor de Blasio’s lenses of growth, sustainability, resiliency, equity and healthy living, DDC provides communities with new or renovated public buildings such as such as firehouses, libraries, police precincts, new or upgraded roadways, sewers, water mains in all five boroughs. To manage this $15 billion portfolio, DDC partners with other City agencies, architects and consultants, whose experience bring efficient, innovative, and environmentally-conscious design and construction strategies to city projects. For more information, please visit nyc.gov/ddc.

About New York School of Interior Design
New York School of Interior Design is a private, nonprofit college focused exclusively on interior design. The college offers certificate, undergraduate, and graduate programs for students at all stages of their careers—whether they’re just becoming familiar with the discipline, considering a career change, or looking to deepen knowledge in a particular area. Consistently ranked one of the top interior design programs in the United States, students study both residential and commercial interior design, some with specialties in sustainable design, lighting, and healthcare interiors. NYSID students enjoy a small class size and sharp focus, a great deal of personal attention from dedicated faculty, and they go on to practice at the highest levels of the profession. To learn more, visit NYSID.edu.


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