Update from the Ryerson School of Interior Design

Work by Angela Cho

Work by Angela Cho

Student Award Winners

Fourth year Interior Design student, Angela Cho was selected as the winner of the 2015 Bullock + Wood Design Inc. Student Award.  This award is open to all Interior Design students enrolled in an ARIDO recognized Interior Design Program in Ontario.  The winner was chosen based upon a portfolio that best demonstrates an overall ability to become an Interior Designer that includes professionalism, overall presentation and creative ability demonstrated.

Interior Design Kexin Zhang, was the recipient of the 2015-2016 George Vari Award for Good Citizenship at Ryerson University.  This prestigious and competitive university-wide award recognizes a student’s academic achievement and outstanding extracurricular contribution to university life.

School Events

The Ryerson School of Interior Design is hosting a Winter Lecture Series on the theme of Making + Observing.  Lectures include Thomas Feichtner, internationally established product designer from Austria; Graeme Brooker, Head of Interiors at The Royal College of Art, London; and Sanjit Manku, partner in the Paris design office of Jouin Manku.

Ryerson University’s Design Fabrication Zone (DFZ) recently celebrated the launch of the Yabu Pushelberg Award for Innovation for an Interior Design student.  This generous gift is matched by the university and the Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and will create an annual award of up to $6,000 for a senior Interior Design student to work in the Design Fabrication Zone.

Faculty News

Assistant Professor Jonathon Anderson will be presenting his project, The Waiting Game at the 2016 Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Annual Conference Creative Scholarship. The Waiting Game is a permanently installed parklet in downtown Las Vegas in collaboration with Professor Ken McCown (Iowa State University).  In addition, he will be showcasing Travel Desk at the IDEC Conference in Creative Scholarship. Travel Desk is a piece of public art at the San Diego International Airport and collaboration with artist Sheryl Oring.

Associate Professor Lorella Di Cintio was the recent guest editor for the IDEA Journal on the topic of Design Activism: Developing models, modes and methodologies of practice.  Design activism is a combined entity of aesthetics and ethics.  The overall objective of the call was to encourage a shift towards activism in interior design theory and education.

Assistant Professor Jonathon Anderson and Professor Lois Weinthal have essays featured in the recently released book, Textile Technology and Design: From Interior Space to Outer Space, edited by Deborah Schneiderman and Alexa Griffith Winton (Bloomsbury Publishers, 2016).