ISU Students Compete in Design Challenge at Westminster Village

By September 10, 2018News

Westminster Village and the ISU Department of Built Environment are collaborating on an interior Design Challenge. Students of architecture and interior design have been given 2 senior living apartments to re-construct, furnish and decorate as part of their course curriculum.

Students met with Westminster Village residents serving as “clients” last month. This week, Westminster residents traveled to the ISU School of Technology to see the students in action, creating architectural drawings and putting together the decorative palates.

A total of 9 design proposals are being built. Student teams are formally presenting each for consideration on Thursday, September 13th at 9:00 a.m. at Westminster Village. The resident and staff committee will choose which designs will be executed and unveiled for the public to tour during the Design Challenge Showcase in December.

“The project is an opportunity for Westminster Village to connect the generations and connect the campuses. Our senior residents and the young students have really enjoyed working and learning together. We are also pleased to give these students a real life project to add to their portfolio,” shared Kate Webster, Sales & Marketing Director for Westminster Village.

The Course: IAD351 Studio 3: Universal and Corporate Design – This design studio includes both Interior Architecture Design (IAD) and Architectural Engineering Technology (ArET) students. These are 3rd year students. Most are IAD majors and will pursue an Interior Design license and work in residential or commercial design related jobs. The ArET students, in addition to the design courses, also take construction management courses giving them options to pursue employment in the design or construction management fields.

ISU contact: Andrew Phillip Payne, PhD, M.Arch., Associate AIA, Chair and Professor of Built Environment, College of Technology, Indiana State University 812.237.3267 andrew.payne@indstate.edu

For more information please contact Kate Webster, Sales & Marketing Director, (812) 242-4611