December 14, 2010

Christmas Social 2010

For our annual Christmas social, students decorated and wrote Christmas cards for a local nursing home. Students also volunteered to deliver the cards and visit with the residents of the home. We also had an ugly sweater contest and students and faculty participated in Christmas karaoke. 

Ugly Sweater Winners: Alexis Cannariato, Matt Swope, Elizabeth Lovejoy, Kaylee Garber

Our Great DJ Matt Swope

2007 Graduates

Kathryn Evans, Summer Findley, Brittany Ruch, all graduates of BYU-Idaho’s Interior Design program. The graduates came to talk to students about life after graduation, the process of finding a job, and the differences of working on school projects and working on real life projects. They also gave students pointers on do’s and don’ts for the work place. 

Connie Edwards of Waypoint Living Spaces

 Connie Edwards, CKD, CBD has spent more than thirty years in the kitchen and bath Industry. She is Director of Design for Waypoint Living Spaces.
Connie was invited to come and lecture as well as be a judge for our GE Charette student competition. She shared her design insights with students by showing many projects she has worked on. Connie also showed us many examples of her company’s cabinetry designs. She also explained the process it takes to stage a set or home for her magazine.

GE Charette 2010

BYU-Idaho students participated in GE Charette a student kitchen design competition that NKBA holds annually. Students have three hours to design, draft, and render their concept of a kitchen according to NKBA standards. The three winners’ projects are then sent to a national competition.
The three winners were: Courtney Simper 1st, Jennifer Mckel 2nd, Natalie Hess 3rd.

Courtney Simper
 Jennifer Mckel

 Natalie Hess

November 2, 2010

Tamara Young of Stark

Tamara Young is Stark's Representative to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  Tamara Came to BYU-Idaho to give a presentation of many Stark products. She displayed a video that showed the special manufacturing process that custom Stark carpet goes through. Some of the products she was able to share with the students ranged from tapestries to wallpaper and to fabric. 

Sun Valley 2010

The 2010 ASID Annual Meeting was held in Sun Valley, ID. Students were able to participate in round table meetings with ASID professionals. Donna Geisler a professional in the industry spoke on  “The Art of Marketing” and David Ballast, FAIA spoke on “How to Create Interior Construction Details that Work”. The keynote speaker Mary M. Hoffman from Benjamin Moore presented the color trends for 2012 in her presentation: “Introducing Color Pulse 2012: Preservation”.
There was a people’s choice Student Design Competition. Two of our students won both 1st and 3rd place.
1st Place: Cathryn Furner 
      3rd Place: Whittlee Hamblin

During our trip there we were able to visit the Our Lady of the Snows Church.

Architect: Kevin Howard

A native of Arizona, Kevin Howard attended Ricks
College early in his career and ultimately received
an architectural degree from the University of Arizona
in 1989. He became a licensed architect in 1993
and established his own firm in Tuscon, AZ, in 1994,
specializing in custom desert homes.
Kevin Howard and his firm have been highly awarded,
including multiple Southern Arizona Home of the
Year citations and Southern AIA Residential Design
Excellence awards. Howard received the best local
architect award by Tucson Home Magazine in 2007
and was recently nominated for the Tucson Architect
of the Year award. His homes have been featured in
Luxe, Tucson Lifestyle, Tucson Home, and Arizona Home
& Design magazines; one his dramatic homes was
featured on HGTV’s “Dream House.”
During his visit Kevin Howard attended the Space Planning class and helped juniors with their Passive Solar Project.
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