Our very own Karen Clarke will be honored at this year’s ASID awards gala on March 21!
Interior Design Alum, Jill Garzik (BFA ’06), was recently recognized as one of the Suffolk University Alumni Association’s “10 Under 10.” These awards were created to recognize and celebrate young alumni of the past ten years who have enjoyed major professional success, made a difference in his or her community, or have been loyal supporters of Suffolk University.
Jill Garzik, IIDA, is an NCIDQ-certified Interior Designer currently practicing at Perkins Eastman’s Boston office. She specializes in the Healthcare, Science & Technology, K-12, College & University and Senior Living market sectors. Her prior work includes Suffolk’s own Café 73 and has received such honors as the 2011 AIA New England Awards ‘Special Citation for Excellence in Architecture’ for the Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Ambulatory Care Center at Boston Medical Center.
During her time at Suffolk, Jill received the 2005 American Society of Interior Designers National Student Design Award for her competition entry of a holistic spa and treatment center for multiple sclerosis patients that employed universal and sustainable design. Also pursuing a minor in Creative Writing, she was passionate about connecting writers and visual artists on campus and served on the board of Suffolk’s Venture Literary Magazine as Editor-in-Chief (2004-05) and Art Director (2005-06).
After receiving her BFA in Interior Design from the New England School of Art and Design (NESAD) at Suffolk University in 2006, Jill has remained active within the design community. She currently resides on NESAD’s Interior Design Advisory Board and actively participates in alumni panels and studio critiques at Suffolk and other area universities. Jill will be giving a gallery talk at NESAD in the upcoming Fall semester.
Jill, along with the 9 other outstanding young alumni, will be honored at an awards reception on Thursday, April 4, 2013. Congratulations, Jill!
As designers we understand that there are many ways to convey ideas, from a rendering to a well-staged photograph. However, the simplicty and effectiveness of a sketch is often overlooked. MAIA graduate student, Angela Raciti, blogs about the nature of drawing and sketching in New England Home Magazine’s design blog. She has drawn inspiration by her creative past as well as her professor, Nacer Benkaci. Angela’s blog post can be read here: http://blog.nehomemag.com/2013/02/architecture-interior-design-sketching/.
Mount Ida College will be holding a campus memorial service to honor the life and contributions of Professor Tommy Yamamoto on Monday, February 25, 2013. The service will be held at 4:30pm in Carlson Great Hall, with a dessert reception to follow. Please RSVP to email@example.com if you plan to attend.
Please come out and join us on Thursday, February 28, from 12:00 – 2:30pm for the Interior Design program’s annual sustainable design trade show, Design for the Environment. CBRE has kindly allowed us use of the Atrium at 75 Arlington Street. Vendors and product representatives will be set up throughout the space, and it will be a fun and informative event. We hope to see you there!
Attention Interior Design / Interior Architecture students! If you are planning to gradaute in May, you will need to submit an application through the ‘Graduation’ menu on MySuffolk. For additional information, please refer to the ‘Graduation’ page on the Registrar’s website: http://www2.suffolk.edu/offices/2260.html. The deadline to submit this application is at the end of the week, Friday, February 01, 2013.
Lowell Lecture Series at BPL
Nothing missing at the Lowell Lecture Series at Boston Public Library
Submitted by Professor Nancy Hackett, IIDA, IDEC, NCIDQ, Suffolk University
As Maya Lin was introduced to the overflow crowd at PBL Thursday evening (1.24.13) , her unassuming demeanor and relaxed speaking style put the audience at ease. Her Ohio sensibilities belied her Yale degrees and her international stature as an artist and designer.
Water, a theme in her Ms. Lin’s personal explorations of art, architecture and monuments was presented in all its forms; gas, liquid, and frozen. Water was combined with poetry, reworked into earthforms, frozen into skating rinks, dotted with constellations, traced in silver, flowing from stone ‘tables’ and misting from fountains …. It seems Maya Lin is infatuated with water, the essence of life on earth .
Ms. Lin’s considerable intellect has transformed an exploration of this personal reflection into a body of work that causes us to think, reflect, and hopefully act in response to the realization that water (and wildlife) is retreating from our natural world at an alarming rate . Massive change to aquifers, rivers, lakes, ocean shorelines … is literally transforming the earth’s surface and nature’s habitat. Maya Lin’s ongoing collaborative project to increase awareness of our earth can be found at the website www.whatismissing.net
Visit also www.mayalin.com to view her earth works , memorials and architecture…including such beautiful designs as garden of perception, ecliptic, the women’s table, and confluence project among many others.
Maya Lin’s first Boston area building design opens Spring 2013 along Massachusetts avenue in Cambridge. Look for it.
NESAD is teaming up with the Suffolk University Center for Entrepreneurship to host an event on Wednesday, February 06, 2013.
Dr. Greta Meszoely, Director, Center for Business Complexity and Global Leadership, has organized a pilot event exploring issues common to our respective disciplines. The event is co-sponsored by The Suffolk Center for Entrepreneurship and NESAD@SU. Ben Waber of Sociometric Solutions will discuss social sensing technology and its use in measuring human behavior in the built environment. Ben’s work can be viewed at: http://www.sociometricsolutions.com
The discussion will kick off at 5:30pm and will be followed by an informal reception where participants can meet, share ideas and build bridges between our respective communities.
Just last month we said goodbye to our very talented and beloved friend and professor, Tommy Yamamoto. Although we will all remember him in spirit, we felt that it would be wonderful to honor him by creating a design award in his memory. Both undergraduate and graduate students will be eligible to receive this award for design excellence upon completion of their Senior Studio or Thesis project. This award will be funded by donations, and we sincerely appreciate any amount that you may be able to give.
Donations can be sent to the College of Arts and Sciences Director of Development at Suffolk University, Robert Roetger. Please make checks payable to ‘Suffolk University.’ See address below. Online credit card gifts are accepted as well. Please go to www.suffolk.edu/giving and in the ‘other’ category indicate ‘Yamamoto Award.’
Send checks to:
Director of Development
College of Arts and Sciences
Suffolk University Advancement
8 Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108