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Monday, April 27, 2015

UNT Interior Design Program Announced New MA for Sustainability Program

The Interior Design program in the College of Visual Arts & Design at the University of North Texas (UNT) announced a new Master of Arts in Design with Concentration in Interior Design for Sustainability program (MA for Sustainability) in a reception during Earth Day Texas 2015 (4/24 – 4/26) in Fair Park, Dallas.


Master of Arts in Design with Concentration in Interior Design for Sustainability
(MA for Sustainability)
 
INTRODUCTION
The MA in Design with a Concentration in Interior Design for Sustainability (MA for Sustainability) was created to provide our interior design students and the design community of North Texas the opportunity to acquire expanded knowledge on green and sustainable design to enhance their professional work and careers. Although the UNT Interior Design program has integrated this important subject across our curriculum for many years, this MA degree will add significant competency and applicable skills for those who choose to complete the degree.

The inclusion of this important knowledge is widely supported in all accredited Interior Design programs, but there are few programs specifically focusing on the subject in this region. It is our goal that the graduates of this program will develop sustainable projects and plan courses of investigation that lead to the discovery of new insights into sustainable built environments.

While the program starts in fall 2015 with a group of 10 seniors, we fully expect that this number will increase as the professional design community discovers the program and seeks to enroll.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The MA for Sustainability in the Department of Design at UNT prepares students to not only study, but to define and re-invent solutions for the fundamental challenges that impact the interior design profession in an increasingly changing world. The MA for Sustainability is a Grad Track Degree Program at UNT. The Grad Track refers to an accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s degree program designed to allow highly successful undergraduate students to use graduate courses taken as an undergraduate to apply towards both the graduate and undergraduate degrees.

The program is also designed for candidates from practice interested in enhancing their knowledge in sustainable design or to assist entry-level graduate candidates in formulating a research agenda to allow them to continue in the MFA in Design with a Concentration in Interior Design. This program is also designed for recently graduates and design professionals who wish to develop in-depth knowledge or specific skills in sustainability.

Most of graduate courses for the MA for Sustainability will be offered in the Design Research Collaborative (DRC) in downtown Dallas, 1901 Main Street, based on course availability and scheduling. The DRC location will provide convenient access to the program for regional professional design community. Since the MA for Sustainability program is located in a vital and prosperous region with an active design community and industry professionals are available and willing to provide support, providing more opportunities to expose and integrate the graduate students with the regional professional community through collaborative projects will be an excellent benefit.
 

The MA for Sustainability program offers holistic learning processes of interior design with an emphasis on sustainability. The program strives to nurture and advance interior designers’ professional design knowledge and skills in sustainable design. The program strengthens and supports the knowledge, skills, and techniques necessary in competent interior design practice while providing the profound exploration of sustainable design. This includes proficiencies that address sustainable project management practices, research methods, problem solving, critical thinking, graphic and written communication, ethics, and social responsibility.

CURRICULAR OBJECTIVES
The curricular objectives of the MA for Sustainability program are to improve our graduates’ abilities to:

• understand the concept and history of sustainability
• understand work ethics and social responsibility
• understand research foundation and methodologies
• critically review literature relevant to their project/research topics
• identify and develop their project/research agenda
• investigate self-elected questions by means of research
• specialize and expand their body of knowledge for sustainability
• manage sustainable design projects professionally
• demonstrate effective writing and presentation skills for knowledge exchange
• understand the global impact of sustainable design on individuals, groups and society
• work in a collaborative environment

The MA in Sustainability candidates are expected to develop sustainable projects and plan a course of investigation that leads to the discovery of new insights into sustainable built environments. This graduate level investigation includes both studio work and scholarly investigation using the research process.

GOALS AND ASPIRATIONS OF THE PROGRAM
We would also like to provide more opportunities to integrate the graduate students with the regional professional community in a research capacity and/or through interdisciplinary and multicultural collaborative experiences. The MA for Sustainability program will also facilitate the development of a cohort group of graduate students in the ID MFA program. Since our program is located in a vital and prosperous region with an active design community and industry professionals are available and willing to provide support, providing more opportunities to expose and integrate the graduate students with the regional professional community through collaborative projects will be an excellent benefit.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

UNT Campus Center Recognized As Excellence in Education

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) announced the winners of the second annual 2015 Campus Center Awards. The University of North Texas Campus Center has been recognized for Excellence in Education. We are very proud of our IDSA group’s hard work and outstanding achievement. For more information please visit the IIDA website for the 2015 Campus Center Awards.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Maggie Olivas Elected as the 2015-2016 Student Representative to the Board for ASID Texas Chapter

UNT Interior Design Junior Maggie Olivas has been elected as the 2015-2016 Student Representative to the Board for the American Society of Interior Designers Texas Chapter! This is the highest leadership position and voting seat a student can hold on our industry. Maggie will be the third UNT student in a row to be the Texas Chapter Student Representative to the Board.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Associate Designer for Jones Commercial Interiors

Jones Commercial Interiors (JCI) is a leader in commercial design and is interviewing individuals to fill an entry level design position. Health Benefits - Flexible Hours - Creative Environment - Team Oriented Atmosphere

QUALIFICATIONS:
·        Degree in interior design or architecture from accredited universities
·        Proficiency in AutoCAD
·        Ability to multi-task
·        Ability to work in a team environment and become self sufficient
·        Understanding and knowledge of ADA Codes and building codes
·        To schedule an interview please contact Tiffany Perez at tiffany@ajci.com or Debra Hayner at debra@ajci.com
 
BENEFITS OFFERED:
·        Health, Dental, Vision, Short/Long Term Disability
·        Profit Sharing Incentive
·        Scholarships for NCIDQ test, step class and books
·        Flex Schedule
·        Team Oriented Atmosphere
·        Creative Environment

Jones Commercial Interiors
3900 Willow Street, Suite 150 (PLEASE NOTE our address has changed)
Dallas, Texas 75226
Office: 972.690.3400

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

2015 Fort Worth CSI Scholarship Program

Applicants may be entering freshmen or returning college students taking a minimum of 12 hours each semester for the 2015/16 school year. Applicants must be majoring in a design profession related to the built environment such as Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Engineering (i.e. Civil, HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Structural, Environmental, etc.), or a construction-related field such as Construction Management or Construction Engineering. Completed applications must be received no later than 30 April 2015.




Tuesday, March 10, 2015

2015 NEWH Dallas Chapter Scholarships Due by April 17

NEWH Dallas Chapter now opens scholarships to young people wishing to pursue careers in the hospitality industry. The scholarship application and more information can be found on NEWH website at www.newh.org

This scholarship is open to students attending college in Northern Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas (see application for criteria). Students do not need to be a member to apply for our scholarships however, membership is free to full-time educators and students http://newh.org/join/

The deadline for receipt of the applications is April 17th, 2015.
Obtain applications online: http://newh.org/education/chapter-scholarships/ 

Friday, February 20, 2015

UNT Interior Design Students Represented at IIDA Student Conference 15

UNT Interior Design Students are well represented at the 15th IIDA (International Interior Design Association) Texas Oklahoma Chapter's Student Conference in Houston, Texas. The conference brought together students, professionals, and educators for multi-day academic and professional enrichment. The conference hosted students from universities and interior design programs across Texas, Oklahoma, and the central United States.

The mission of the IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter's Student Conference is to provide a comprehensive educational experience focused on the application of progressive and practical design solutions in conjunction with insight from practicing professionals. Students participated in a myriad of activities focused on exploring varying avenues of design disciplines and applications.

Congratulations on UNT Interior Design Senior Zan Farrow for being part of the 1st place Charrette team at IIDA Student Conference!

Zan Farrow

UNT Interior Design Student Representation Group

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Kaylee Bural Awarded IIDA Student Scholarship

UNT Interior Design Senior Kaylee Bural received the IIDA Student Tuition Reimbursement Scholarship, a $4000 award. The scholarship is available to Interior Design graduate students or undergraduates in their 3rd and 4th years at a CIDA accredited university.

Friday, February 13, 2015

UNT Interior Design Students Toured Design Centers in Dallas

UNT Interior Design junior students toured the showrooms of Herman Miller, Knoll, and Maharam Textiles in Dallas on February 12, 2015. Phillip Park, Associate Professor, led the group and they had the opportunity to learn about systems furniture, ergonomics, and textiles for working environments.

Herman Miller Showroom
 
Knoll Showroom
 
Maharam Textiles

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Interior Design Practitioners: Earn HSW Credits at 2015 IDEC's Annual Conference

This year's IDEC conference includes a number of presentations that qualify interior design practitioners to earn Health, Safety and Welfare Continuing Education Unit credits. View additional information and register online at: www.idec.org/catalyst4innovation.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Scholarship for Study Abroad

The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship offers U.S. students studying or interning abroad during the 2015 Summer Term, 2015 Fall Semester or 2015-16 Academic Year. Deadline to apply is March 3rd.  Scholarships awards are up to $5,000 with the average award being $4,000 with approximately 1 in 4 applicants or 1,200+ scholarships awarded.

Eligibility Criteria:
-         U.S. citizen who is an undergraduate.
-         Currently receiving a federal pell grant.
-         Experience abroad will last 28 days or longer in ONE country.
-         Participating in a credit bearing experience approved by the UNT Study Abroad Office.
-         Program is not in Cuba or not on the U.S. Department of State's current Travel Warning list: http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html. Students applying to programs in Mexico may only apply for scholarships to support study in Mexican states where no advisory is in effect according to the U.S. Department of State.

Informational Sessions 
-         Wednesday, February 11th from 4-5 p.m. in Sage 237
-         Friday, February 20th from 12-1 p.m. in Sage 237
-         Tuesday, February 24th from 12-1 p.m. in Sage 237

If you are interested in applying, please visit http://www.iie.org/gilman.


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

PAVE Accepting Scholarship and Grant Applications

The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) is now accepting applications for PAVE scholarships and grants. Click here for a complete list of PAVE scholarships, grants, and deadline for applications.

About PAVE: Founded in 1992, the Planning and Visual Education Partnership's (PAVE) objective is to encourage students to study in the field of retail design and planning and visual merchandising. Additionally, PAVE seeks to encourage retail management, store planners, visual merchandisers, architects, and manufacturers to interact with and support design students. These objectives are accomplished through competitions, projects, seminars, workshops, and grants and scholarships funded by the annual Gala and other fundraising activities. PAVE is a 501(c)(3) educational foundation administered by A.R.E.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Sherwin-Williams Student Design Challenge

The Sherwin-Williams STIR Student Design Challenge celebrates excellence in residential and commercial design by design students in the U.S. and Canada. The contest has two categories: residential design and commercial design. The top winner from each category will receive a $2,500 cash prize. Second-place winners will win a $1,000 cash prize, and third-place winners will win a $500 cash prize.

The contest is open for entries March 1 through April 15, 2015. For more information please visit at http://swstudentdesign.com/


Showroom Assistant Coordinator

Cosentino North America is looking for a showroom assistant coordinator. The position will focus on assisting the showroom administrators in providing customers with a world class experience while telling the story of Cosentino. If you are interested please email at sarahm@cosentino.com


Sunday, January 25, 2015

Showroom Position

TufenkianArtisan Carpets in Dallas is looking for a showroom representative. They are looking for someone who is flexible and can work 25-30 hours a week @ $15.00 an hour. This showroom position requires a tech savvy and social individual. Please email your resume to Luis Araujo at laraujo@tufenkian.com

Friday, January 23, 2015

Facilities Project Designer Position

UNT Campus Planning is currently accepting applications to fill a Facilities Project Designer position. The Facilities Project Designer is responsible for drawing and project management as necessary for construction projects, including preparing drawings and maintaining records for campus buildings. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Assists Project Manager in providing technical services and project coordination
- Develops and prepares preliminary and final design concept drawings to determine solutions that satisfy aesthetic and functional requirements
- Provides service to customers in a manner that is diplomatic, courteous, helpful and professional
- Works within established CADD standards and procedures by remaining up to date on CADD practice and training
- Meets all reasonable deadlines.


The preferred candidate will possess AutoCAD experience, experience in design and or construction. Applicants must submit a resume, a cover letter and a list of three professional references with their online application.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Full-Time Design Associate

Collins Interiors in Dallas is looking for a full-time design associate. Please submit your resume (design degree preferred) and a page PDF “concept board” with examples of how and why you would be a good fit for their design team. Please email info@collins-interiors.com with the subject: COLLINS CREW NEW HIRE [insert your name]

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Full-Time and Part-Time Positions

hue Design in Dallas opens an intern-level and an experienced positions as immediate needs. An intern-level position would be a full or part-time job. An experienced position seeks a designer with 2-3 year experience of retail, multi-family or hospitality design. Responsibilities of the position are construction documents in CAD, finish and furniture selections, client interaction, and job installations. CAD/ Sketch Up/ Excel/ Powerpoint skills are preferred. The firm works 9 to 5. Please send resume to Angie.

Angie L. Berry, RID
hue DESIGN
2800 N. Henderson Avenue, Suite 100
Dallas, Texas  75206
Office:  214.823.7842
Cell:  214.435.8156
angie@design-hue.com
www.design-hue.com 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Interior Designer Position

The Encompass Group in Lewisville is looking for an interior designer who has a passion for transforming learning environments and increasing student engagement in the K-12 schools. The High Impact Learning Environment (HILE) Interior Designer will lead the interior design standards and solutions from a learning environment perspective. The HILE Interior Designer will create, specify and space plan products that will enable technology, mobility, multiple modalities, adaptability and ergonomics. The resulting designs will be 21st Century learning spaces that engage and enrich the students as well as encourage critical thinking, problem solving and creativity.

Some details of the position are: Up to $55,000 base salary, dependent upon experience and organizational fit. Opportunity for annual bonus, based on company performance. Full Benefits. Travel required based on client need. Must be based in DFW metroplex.



Arman Jivani
Recruiting Services
2850 Lake Vista Drive, Suite 180
Lewisville, Texas 75067
Tel: 469-293-3076

Monday, January 5, 2015

Job Openings for Interior Designer and Design Assistant

Complete Interior Solutions (CIS) in Flower Mound is looking for Motivated Interior Designer and Design Assistant. Need, desire to succeed and passion for the trade is a Must!  Common sense and self-motivation is mandatory. Have to play well with others, have a great team spirit and is open to learning new things. Need some computer skills, phone skills are a must. Definite possibilities of advancement. Occasional 9-3 Sat, closed on Sun. 9-6 M-F, 9-7 Thur.

Email Resume to Info@CompleteInteriorSolutions.net or drop off at CIS.

Paula Kratohvil
Owner
Complete Interior Solutions
4401 Long Prairie Road. #400
Flower Mound, TX 75028
www.CompleteInteriorSolutions.net

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Job Openings in Austin, Texas

studioSIX5 in Austin is looking for a full-time Specifications Writer/Installation Coordinator and a full-time Purchasing Assistant.

They are seeking a full-time Specifications Writer/Installation Coordinator to write furnishings specifications that will be used in the creation of purchase orders, coding furniture plans, creating installation books and acquiring flame spread certificates and to attend and manage onsite the installation process. They are also seeking a full-time Purchasing Assistant to generate purchase orders, review and approve purchase order acknowledgements, and maintain daily interaction with vendors.

If you are interested in the positions, please submit your résumé and references via email to Elizabeth@studiosix5.com.

Dean Maddalena
President
studioSIX5
811 Barton Springs Road, Ste. 800
Austin, TX 78704
www.studiosix5.com



Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Interior Designer/Interior Architect Position

studioSIX5 is a team of committed, positive and dynamic people designing interior environments for senior living communities throughout the United States. We are expanding our studio in our Austin office to meet the needs of our clients. We are seeking an Interior Designer/Interior Architect to be part of a design team to take projects through the design and specification process.


For those who are interested in the position please submit your résumé, portfolio and references via email to elizabeth@studiosix5.com.

Elizabeth Humphrey
Office Manager / HR
studioSIX5
811 Barton Springs Road, Ste. 800
Austin, TX 78704
d. 512-776-0602
v. 512-476-6501 x0602
f. 512-579-5283
elizabeth@studiosix5.com
www.studiosix5.com

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Entry Level Designer Position

Presidium Group in Dallas is looking for an entry level interior designer to help assist in the renovation of many of our properties. The firm is a multi-family housing developer in the state of Texas and growing rapidly.

 
Katie Lynn
RID, LEED GA
Senior Designer
2525 McKinnon Street, Suite 200
Dallas, Texas 75201
Office: 214 306 6589 Ext. 111
Fax: 214 269 5511
Email: klynn@presidiumre.com
Website: www.presidiumre.com

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Interior Designer Positions Available

WRG (Workplace Resource Group) is looking for a part time intern position and/or full time Designer. These are paid positions and will be interviewed immediately. For internship, must be a Junior or Senior in Interior Design.  For full time position, design experience needed with AutoCAD and office furniture specification. Space planning experience with systems furniture preferred. Schedule is flexible for internship. For full time designer hours are M-F, 8-5. Responsibilities are as follows.

Ÿ Assists Salesperson with programming & presentation
Ÿ Develops block plans, layouts & specifications
Ÿ May work with client and assist with finish selections
Ÿ Review post occupancy evaluations

Please email resumes to Shelly Anderson.

Shelly Anderson, Director HR
Workplace Resource Group
2941 Trade Center Drive, Suite 120
Carrollton, Texas 75007
sanderson@wrgtexas.com
www.wrgtexas.com

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Full Time Design Assistant Position

Laura Lee Clark Interior Design, Inc. is looking for a full time, Design Assistant, entry level position immediately. 1+ years experience is a plus.

Interior Design degree required; CAD, Excel expertise required. Assists project managers and lead designers with CAD, furniture/fabric schemes, budgets, pricing, etc.

Submit resume and portfolio in person or via email to: kari@lauraleeclark.com

Kari LaRusch, Senior Interior Designer
T:  214.265.7272
E:  kari@lauraleeclark.com
W: www.lauraleeclark.com