Join us for a Feng Shui Gallery Talk!

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Professor Nancy Hackett and eight of our BFA seniors took a trip to New York City this past weekend. Highlights of the trip included a visit to the Guggenheim Museum, the High Line, and Rockefeller Center — looks like they had a great time!

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Enter the Designers Lighting Forum Scholarship $2500 – Deadline 1/31

Designers Lighting Forum Scholarship $2500
Travel Opportunity to Light & Building International Trade Fair, in Frankfurt, Germany

The Designers Lighting Forum of New England (DLF-NE) will sponsor one NESAD Interior Design student to travel to Frankfurt, Germany this spring to attend the Light + Building International Trade Fair for Architecture and Technology from March 30th to April 4th. The recipient of the scholarship will receive $2,500 to cover trip related expenses and will be paired with a representative from DLF-NE who will serve as their guide and mentor for the trip.

To apply, students must:

·        Be enrolled full-time and in a BFA, MAIA or MFAIA program

·        Be in good academic standing

·        Have successfully completed a Lighting Design course at NESAD, either ADI-254/654 Lighting or ADI-S810 Advanced Lighting Design Studio

·        Submit a short (100 words maximum) statement of why they are passionate about learning more about lighting and attending Light + Building International Trade Fair

·        Submit a rendering, a sample portfolio of lighting design work or drawings to show their enthusiasm for lighting design

·        Agree to prepare and submit a short presentation on the trip and their experiences at a DLF-NE event in the fall of 2014

To be considered for the scholarship, students should submit a statement and visual work to Karen Clarke no later than Friday, January 31, 2014 at 5:00 PM.  All submissions should include your name and the name of the scholarship.

Submissions will be judged on a demonstrated passion and ability to communicate that passion through design documentation and presentation techniques.

If you have any questions please contact Karen Clarke at

William Hodgins, Inc. Tour

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Alumni Career Panel – Thursday

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Career Day Winner!

Congrats to BFA student Ania Siekierski for her first place win at the 2013 Interior Design Career Day at the Boston Design Center on October 18. Ania entered her DND office design project from Contract I. Great job!

MAIA Students Win Lighting Fixture Design Contest

MAIA students Eman Bawazir and Sarah Whalen both placed in the Illuminating Engineering Society’s Boston Section Student Scholarship Design Competition 2012-2013! This year’s theme was ‘music’ and the cash awards were $1,000 for 1st place, $750 for 2nd place and $500 for 3rd place. Congratualtions to Sarah for taking home the 3rd place prize for her “S3″ design, and to Eman for taking first for her design, “The Composer.” The students attended the awards ceremony at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Boston. Great job, ladies!

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Grad School Expo

Are you thinking about a career in Interior Architecture? Have you been researching schools, but want more information and prefer to talk to us in person? If so, plan to attend the Suffolk University Grad School Expo on November 02! The University will hosting a day-long event that includes campus tours, breakout sessions for financial aid and academics as well as a special session at The New England School of Art & Design for students interested in design. More information is available at We hope to see you there!

Grad Expo

NESAD Alumni Show

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IIDA Fashion Show – We Win Again!

Last night, the design community in Boston came together for the annual IIDA Fashion Show Benefit Gala at the Boston Convention Center. This year, the entering teams focused on fifteen years of fashion and design. The NESAD team, consisting of BFA students Sarah Gosson, Luke Tanguay and Jennifer Reyes, as well as MA students Yiwei Zhang, Mel McGilvrey, Mary Schambach, Carol Williams and Moniqua Williams; chose style icon Barbie to inspire their designs. In conjunction with ArcCom and McKearney Assosiates, the team, lead by Professor Nancy Hackett, designed several Barbie-inspired pieces, including Malibu Barbie and Wedding Barbie. Hours upon hours of planning, designing and constructing all paid off when the group tied for first place for Best School Entry for the second year in a row! Congratualtions to you all on your outstanding work and win!

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