NYSID announces lineup for fall 2018 Public Programs

New York, NY – August 16, 2018 – The New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) is pleased to announce its upcoming fall schedule of exhibitions; lectures; and other public programs with award-winning leaders in interior design and architecture. The public programs will begin on Wednesday, September 26 and continue throughout the fall season.

These public programs gather a diverse group of industry leaders to participate in panels and discussions on topics about interior design, architecture, and the build environment.

All Fall Public Programs will be held at the New York School of Interior Design – Arthur Satz Auditorium – 170 East 70 Street, New York City.

To purchase or reserve student tickets in advance, visit the News and Events page on nysid.edu or call 212-472-1500, ext. 405.

Below is a listing of our upcoming public events.


Creating Beauty, Changing Lives: The Artisans of The Alpha Workshops
Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6PM

In this presentation, Paul Kratz, Sales Director, and Erik Savage, Ed Farrell and Russell van Peterson, Alpha Workshop Studio Managers will discuss the decorative arts services they offer interior designers and architects, including custom decorative paint and plaster finishes, gilding, and on-site art installations. Alpha artisans also produce unique hand-painted wallpapers, custom furniture and lighting, all made to specification and available through select showrooms. Some of the stunning special projects created by Alpha and featured in the presentation include: the recreation of a historically accurate faux marble floor in Gracie Mansion's grand entryway and an intensive restoration of the Prince George Hotel ballroom, including mold-making, casting, gilding and decorative painting.


Michael I. and Patricia M. Sovern Lecture on Design, James Polshek
Thursday, October 11, 2018, 6PM

Free and open to students, staff, faculty and the general public. Reservations are encouraged. There will be a reception immediately following the lecture.


Untold Stories: Women of Architecture and Design
Panel Discussion
Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 6PM

Join us for a panel discussion highlighting the stories of women in the fields of architecture and interior design, throughout history to the present day. Panelists will include Victoria Rosner and Mary McLeod.  In addition to being professors at Columbia University, Rosner and McLeod launched Pioneering Women of American Architecture in early 2018 with the support of the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation.

They will be joined by Tamara Eaton of Tamara Eaton LLC Designs, along with Mimi Hoang, co-founder and Principal of nARCHITECTS. This discussion will look at feminist practices in architecture, design, and beyond, recognizing how our past has informed our present and what changes are in store for future practices.

Presented in association with Archtober, Architecture and Design Month in New York City, October 2018.

This lecture was generously sponsored by Kohler.


 A Slice of England
Monday, November 5, 2018 | 6:30PM Reception & 7PM Lecture
Location: 20 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

Join designer India Hicks and ICAA and NYSID Board Member Alexa Hampton for a glimpse into India's life and work through the lens of four extraordinary houses, highlighting stunning examples of both traditional and contemporary English design.

Beginning with India's extraordinary life growing up as British and design royalty, India, joined by lifelong friend Alexa Hampton, will reveal her own story and the story of her family's homes: the renowned Broadlands estate, the Britwell House, and the Grove—including the Grove's famous garden, designed by India's father, David Hicks. Then, India will discuss her new Oxfordshire home, America Farm, exploring how she has reinterpreted the English tradition expressed in her childhood homes and made it her own.

Copies of India Hicks: A Slice of England will be available for purchase after the talk.


Behind the Scenes: Creating a Design Book
Panel Discussion
Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 6PM

Join us for an evening of a behind the scenes looking creating a design book during the golden age of magazines. Author, and design editor of New York magazine, Wendy Goodman, talks with art director, Aaron Garza, and photo editor, Leonor Mamanna about the collaborative process of creating, May I Come In? Discovering the World in Other People’s Houses.

Copies of May I Come In? Discovering the World in Other People’s Houses will be available to purchase after the panel discussion.


Life Along the Hudson - The Historic Country Estates of the Livingston Family
Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 6PM

Pieter Estersohn will introduce his new book, Life Along the Hudson: The Historic Country Estates of the Livingston Family, published by Rizzoli. The renowned photographer presents thirty-five sublime country homes overlooking the majestic Hudson River, offering some of the finest examples of stately American architecture built between 1730 and 1946 — all originally owned by members of the Livingston family and their descendants.

Estersohn’s photography, one stunning interior and exterior view after another, provides a comprehensive private visit to the architectural legacy, picturesque gardens, and contemporary design of the present owners who include members of the Livingston family as well as celebrities who have navigated to the Hudson Valley. Most of these are photographed for the first time.

Copies of Life Along the Hudson: The Historic Country Estates of the Livingston Family will be available for purchase after the lecture.


Inspired Collaboration
Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 6PM

Join renowned architect Bobby McAlpine and his interior design partner Ray Booth as they discuss the inventive and visionary logistics of making homes. The focus of this lively discussion is about the collaboration, process and practice of design all the while balancing the distinct personalities of each client. Bobby and Ray will share their own design experiences and inspirations along with extraordinary photography from their recent books Poetry of Place and Evocative Interiors.


The Black Interior Designers Network: Breaking the Mold
Panel Discussion
Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 6PM

In this panel discussion, founder and project manager of Kimberly & Cameron Interiors located in Atlanta, Georgia and president of the Black Interior Designers Network (BIDN), Keia McSwain, along with members of BIDN will share the real deal on how they’ve overcome adversity in the design industry and how their journey has led them up to where they are today.

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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