Posts tagged with "New York School of Interior Design":

Matchmaker, Matchmaker: A Conversation with "The Contractor Whisperer"

Join us for a conversation with leading design entrepreneurs Wendy Goodman and Jean Brownhill. Wendy, the legendary design editor of New York magazine, has been like a fairy godmother to Jean, a trained architect who founded Sweeten, a free renovation matchmaking service connecting the design trade and homeowners with vetted general contractors. What did Wendy see in Jean's entrepreneurial spirit that made her an early believer? How did "The Contractor Whisperer" (as New York calls Jean) translate her personal renovation nightmare into a dream company with $1 billion projects in the pipeline? How can more women succeed in mostly male-dominated industries?

LEED, Arc and Living Standard: Testing New Frontiers, Sally Henderson Lecture on Green Design

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. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2018. With 25 years of experience in the green building industry, USGBC continues to find new ways to advance sustainability for both people and the environment. “Arc Skoru” is a collaborative platform designed to connect people all over the world to actions and inspire them to make the most informed decisions. The new “LEED for Cities” rating system is revolutionizing city planning, development and operations, while also improving sustainability and life for people around the world. “Living Standard” will collect and share stories that prove that anyone has the power to make a measurable impact on the quality of life of everyone around us. A series of short presentations will describe Arc Skoru and Living Standard along with an updated version of LEED for buildings and cities. A panel discussion will follow, addressing the impact these programs will have on the design world. Joining us will be USGBC’s Gautam Tarafdar, along with LEED faculty and practitioners, Jason Kliwinski (Founder/CEO, Green Building Center, LLC, LEED Fellow and LEED Faculty member) and Jonathon Matle (LEED practitioner with Vidaris) and Dr. Vatsal Bhatt, Director for Cities and Communities. NYSID’s David Bergman, Program Director for MPS-S, will moderate the panel.

Designing for the Big and Small Screen: The World of Production Designers and Set Decorators

Join author and journalist Cathy Whitlock (Designs on Film: A Century of Hollywood Art Direction), set decorators Ellen Christiansen (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Sheila Bock (Madam Secretary), and Andrew Baseman (Crazy Rich Asians) as they take us behind the scenes of their highly acclaimed productions, and share their design secrets and talk about working as a designer in the film industry.

What Makes Designing in New York "New Yorkish"?

New York is an international city, the center of many powerful industries such as finance, advertising, publishing, media, art, fashion and yes, our personal favorites, interior design and architecture. Learn from how the best and boldest collaborate and succeed in New York design. What makes the work of an interior designer in New York special and New York-ish? From city permits and coop rules, how does working in the city differ from working anywhere else? New York designers require solid strategy, utter professionalism, toughness and charm. Join Wendy Moonan as she explores the relationship between architects and interior designers in New York, using examples from her book, New York Splendor: The City’s Most Memorable Rooms. New York Splendor: The City’s Most Memorable Rooms is available for purchase after the lecture. This program is co-sponsored by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA). Free admission for ICAA members.

Gay by Design: LGBT Historic Sites of the Design Communities

Founded by historic preservation professionals in 2015, the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project is the first initiative to comprehensively document historic places connected to the LGBT community in the city's five boroughs, from the 17th century to the year 2000. Sites – such as former residences of LGBT notables, bars and clubs, educational and cultural institutions, works of public art and architecture, activism locations, and performing arts venues – illustrate the richness of the city's LGBT history and the community's influence on American culture. At this talk, the project team will highlight historic places where LGBT designers have made an indelible impact on the landscape of New York City.

Alumni Lecture with Laurie H. Smith

NYSID alumnae, Laurie Smith, joins us for an intimate conversation and look into her journey as an interior designer. As one of the first designers to hit the airwaves on TLC’s Emmy nominated show Trading Spaces in 2000, Laurie has been able to expand her style and knowledge of design through various product lines, speaking opportunities and as an author.

Laurie and the original cast of Trading Spaces returned after 10 years to TLC Spring of 2018 with the series reboot airing an anticipated second season this spring!

Laurie is beyond excited to share her personal renovation story of a contemporary home, examples from her book, Discovering Home, and answer questions about the beloved series Trading Spaces with students and alumni of her alma mater.
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On View> New York’s landmarked interiors get their own show at the New York School of Interior Design

Rescued, Restored, Reimagined: New York’s Landmark Interiors New York School of Interior Design Gallery 161 East 69th Street, New York City Through April 24 There are 117 landmarked public interior spaces in New York City. That seems like a fair number until you realize that the city is home to more than 1,300 building exteriors that have been granted landmark status. Rescued, Restored, Reimagined, an exhibition currently on show at the New York School of Interior Design Gallery (NYSID), seeks to strike a balance by making the argument that historic interiors are just as important as the edifices that enclose them. “Often, when we think of landmarks, we think of exterior architecture,” said NYSID President David Sprouls. “This exhibition turns that notion on its head by focusing on the important role that interiors play in our lives as well as the incredible design that exists inside buildings all over our city.” The exhibition examines the importance of public interiors in which we conduct our daily lives, and the challenges and controversies in maintaining them in the face of evolving needs. Representing spaces from all five boroughs, the exhibition spotlights icons such as the Radio City Music Hall’s art deco splendor, the old-world grandeur of City Hall, as well as lesser-known gems like the Italian Baroque–style Loew’s Paradise Theater in the Bronx.
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On View> Exploring Maggie’s Centres' Architectural Approach to Cancer Care

Maggie's Centres: A Blueprint for Cancer Care New York School of Interior Design, NYSID Gallery 161 East 69th Street, New York. Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm Through April 25, 2014 These are the requirements that were put to Richard Rogers, Zaha Hadid, Piers Gough, Steven Holl, Rem Koolhaas, Frank Gehry, and thus far eleven other architects when asked to design Maggie’s Centres, buildings in the U.K. where “free practical, emotional, and social support to people with cancer, their family and friends” are provided. When diagnosed with breast cancer, Maggie Keswick Jencks suffered not only the disease and its treatment, but the environment where she spent many precious hours of her waning life. She wrote, “we waited in this awful interior space...waiting in itself is not so bad—[it] is the circumstances in which you have to wait that count. Overhead (sometimes even neon) lighting, interior spaces with no views out and miserable seating against the walls all contribute to extreme mental and physical enervation. Patients who arrive relatively hopeful soon start to wilt.” Determined to change that, garden designer and author Maggie Keswick, who married architect and critic Charles Jencks in 1978 after meeting at the Architecture Association in London, set about creating a new paradigm. After living with the last round of the disease for two years, she died in 1995 at age 53 and never lived to see the completion the next year of the first drop-in center in Edinburgh by Richard Murphy, although she worked closely with him on the design and developed a blueprint for the concept. (Maggie knew 14 of the Maggie’s Centre architects.) This first center was shortlisted for a 1997 RIBA Stirling Prize, setting the tone for quality architecture to improve the quality of life. The exhibition displays how the architects interpreted the brief differently. The concept for Rogers’s Charing Cross Hospital center is of a heart wrapped protectively by the optimistic orange-colored exterior walls and capped by a sheltering, overhanging roof. Built on a parking lot between a busy road and the large early 1970s grey, modernist hospital block, the building is inward looking to a world of courtyards and social space, more like a Roman or Islamic dwelling, according to Rogers. It won the 2009 RIBA Stirling Prize. Gehry’s center in Dundee, Scotland, is a white, cottage-like structure with a crenellated roofline and conical tower that has become so iconic it graced a postage stamp. Gehry’s stated goal was to make it “heymish,” Yiddish for homey. The heart is the kitchen, and the exterior garden designed by Arabella Lenox-Boyd is a concentric circular maze of stone and grass. Gough’s Nottingham centre was a collaboration with city-native fashion designer Paul Smith who designed the interiors. The building sports bright green symmetrical facades of interlocking ovals (the model in the exhibition resembles a soup tureen, but the building has been described as a green treehouse with Prince Charles ears). Koolhaas’s centre at Gartnavel Hospital, Glasgow, is a refuge nestled in a wood. Its interconnecting rooms obviate the need for a corridor. They are spun in a circle around a central courtyard. The facade is white concrete, and the interior garden by daughter Lily Jencks is like bones with mirrors. OMA project architect Richard Hollington wanted to achieve the spirit of their Maison Bordeaux, a house built around a hydraulic platform elevator for a wheelchair user. The as yet unbuilt St. Bartholomew’s in London by Steven Holl is planned as a 3-story contrasting lantern with colored light washing the interior walls and floors. The exterior of the building features matte glass organized in horizontal bands like a musical staff, while the internal concrete structure branches like the hand. The exhibition logo uses a Holl watercolor as its field. If cancer is a form of life, then Maggie’s Centres attempt to harness that power and turn it into healing force.
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SHFT+ALT+DEL: August 3, 2012

Melissa Feldman has stepped into the role of East Coast Editor for Better Homes and Gardens magazine. Prior to this, Feldman was a freelance design writer whose work appeared in The New York Times, The New York Post, and Azure among other publications. She previously served as Senior Style Editor at House & Garden magazine. Brien McDaniel was appointed Assistant Director of Communications at the Museum of Modern Art. Until July, McDaniel was the Director of PR for architecture firm FXFowle. The Rhode Island School of Design has tapped Pradeep Sharma as dean of architecture. Sharma, who starts this fall, comes to Providence from the Bath School of Art and Design at Bath Spa University in England. New York School of Interior Design has appointed David Sprouls as president of the college. Sprouls became Acting President in January, following tenures as Vice President for Enrollment Management and Director of Admissions for the school. Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates has officially evolved to VSBA, with president and principal Daniel K. McCoubrey at the helm. McCoubrey leads the firm with principal Nancy Rogo Trainer.