Students on the Rise

2015 D&D Design Awards

Catherine Lee

The Decoration and Design Building, as part of their 50th Anniversary celebration, honored Stars of Design and Stars on the Rise. AAS Interior Design student Catherine Lee has received the 2015 Student on the Rise award. This award recognized one individual from each of the five New York design schools who are well on their way to becoming rising stars in the world of interior design.

Finalist ASID Student Portfolio Competition

Portfolio Presentation

Hinako Nakagawa

Hinako Nakagawa was a finalist in the highly competitive 2016 ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) Student Portfolio Competition. Hinako's portfolio included an advertising agency office, a flower shop and café, and a live/work studio for an extroverted fashion designer and an introverted textile designer. Hinako was invited to attend an exclusive session at the ASID National Student Summit.

Dupont Underground Competition

Re-Ball + Raise

Nancy Hou, Joshua De Sousa

The competition challenge was to design an installation reusing the ball-pit balls that first appeared in the Beach installation at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC in 2015. Hou de Sousa’s entry, “Raise/Raze,” proposes reconfiguring the 650,000 plastic balls that made up the original installation into three-foot cubes that can be assembled and reassembled by the public, like a massive live-action game of Minecraft. The designers created an assembly block system that is strong, lightweight, and fully reconfigurable.

Textile Technology and Design

Book Launch

Alexa Griffith Winton

Alexa Griffith Winton co-edited Textile Technology and Design: From Interior Space to Outer Space, which was published by Bloomsbury Academic in December 2015. Covering all kinds of interiors from the conventional (prefabricated kitchens and 3-D wallpaper) to the extreme (underwater habitats and space stations), the essays in this volume explore a variety of critical aspects of technology and design, including pattern and ornament, domestic technologies, craft and the imperfect, gender issues, sound, and smart textiles. The book was praised by Stanley Abercrombie in the January issue of Interior Design Magazine, who called it “adventurous and revelatory.”


Pamela Klein Exhibits Paintings at Duvall Designs Gallery

Pamela Klein

Pamela Klein was the featured artist in an October 2015 exhibition at the Duvall Designs Gallery in Millwood, Virginia. Klein, who teaches color theory at Parsons, explores the interaction of colors in her work, comparing her process as a painter to that of "a choreographer who develops dance in reference to the physical space of the stage and responds to music."

AIA Design Award

Slade Architecture’s Virgin Atlantic Lounge at LAX in Interior Design Magazine

Hayes Slade

SCE faculty Hayes Slade and James Slade of Slade Architecture won an Interior Design Magazine 2015 Best of Year award for their design for the Virgin Atlantic Lounge at LAX airport. Slade Architecture also designed Virgin Atlantic lounges at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York and Newark Liberty Airport in New Jersey. The Newark project won an Award of Merit: Interior citation from the New Jersey AIA. In February 2016, James Slade was elected to The College of Fellows of The American Institute of Architects.