Published: Tuesday, 28 April 2015
An education in interior design holds endless
possibilities. From houses to offices and retail stores to airports, students
enrolled in the Visual College of Art and Design’s (VCAD) Interior Design can
lead to a wealth of opportunities before you even leave the classroom.
Last month, students from VCAD’s Interior Design program
participated in a contest where they were challenged to redesign the foyer (and
reception/lobby area) of a local university.
As part of VCAD’s Interior Design program, students learn
how to enhance and design spaces from residential to commercial to industrial
buildings. Using concepts such as colour theory, space planning, lighting
techniques, drafting programs, and other skills, students will maximize
existing interior architectural and construction elements to bring both beauty
and function into everyday life.
Students assembled groups in class and began to conceptualize
a theme for the space, how it would tie into the university’s vision, and how
it would emanate throughout the foyer, meeting rooms, waiting areas, and other
parts of the school. From budget to samples, materials to furniture, and
fabrics to paint, students produced detailed, professional proposals and presented
them to their clients.
Successful interior designers are capable of transforming
a space into a visually captivating yet functional one that simultaneously
reflects the client’s needs and purposes. Congratulations to winners Maya Gorczyca and Kelly O’Quinn who
delivered an inviting, modern, and fresh design.