Interior Design: 2016 Thesis Show

Interior Design: 2016 Thesis Show


[music plays throughout] [Andrea] Tonight, we have
our final celebration for the program of Interior Design, where we’re showcasing
our thesis projects. Potential employers are coming in,
as well as friends and family, just to, um, celebrate being done
this big milestone in our education. [Kelly Gluck]
I think what I’m most excited about is how passionate the designers are
about, um, the people that they met, um, who acted as their clients, and just how excellent
the outcomes are in both the presentation boards
that you see tonight but also the working drawings
and the level of technical details. It’s really something. [Hang] We’ve worked on our projects
for about eight months. And it involves a lot of, um, thorough research about our clients
and what we’re designing. So my project is, for my client,
Centre of Social Innovation, creative incubators
meant to bring the community as well as startup companies together
to drive social mission to a new level. [Andrea] So my project
is an Intergenerational Centre in Port Credit. So what I was seeking
to do in this project was to combine the older generation
with the younger generation. The award that I won tonight was for the best translation
of design research into the actual design – so it means a lot to me
to get that award, to know that people recognize that
in my thought process and my design process. [Hang]
The technical award is what I won. It didn’t only take into consideration
the creative aspect of it, but also about the users
and the inclusive aspect of designing a space. [Kelly] The students do an internship
within the industry. And it’s really great for us to see a lot of those employers
here tonight supporting the students. And some of the students have
full-time positions waiting for them, um, which I think is really
a measure of our success. [Andrea] So I did my internship
at the Toronto District School Board. I learned just a whole slew of things,
I guess – how to put colours together,
how to, um, do site measures, like I said,
how to draw CAD plans, how to do things
quickly and efficiently. [Hang] My internship was
in Seattle, Washington. And they take about twelve students,
and they have hundreds of applicants. So I was really fortunate
to spend my summer there. And I learned a tremendous amount. [Kelly]
I think what’s special about our program is, um, how long
it’s been in existence. And we’re really proud of its roots
from a diploma to a degree. And, uh, how sophisticated the students
are about everything they do and especially how professional they are
by the time they reach this show. [Hang] I chose Humber
’cause based on my research, the faculty felt
like a really great fit, as well the student feedback
was really positive. [Staci] I chose Humber
because of the hands on approach, uh, the small class sizes, and the profs that work there
are all in the industry, and are currently working out there,
and know what’s going on. [Andrea] The reason I chose Humber
was because they had a great combination of practical skills as well as conceptual,
kind of, explorations. [music fades out]

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