Posts Tagged ‘interior design thesis’

This Urban Ocean Thesis created by Hayley Multer, a student at the Harrington College of Design Interior Design program is breathtaking: from her careful design to the stunning presentation Hayley crafted to showcase her work, it’s truly a work of art.  Urban Ocean Concept: Flowing organic shapes resembling water restrained by strict lines of the architecture. An Ocean trapped in the middle of the city.

Urban Ocean Thesis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Efr8hXyyGRw&feature=related

My favorite part? The irony of the dining room, where you can dine on sea creatures while being surrounded by live ones that encircle you in the room’s giant aquarium. Also the gorgeous classroom areas – beautifully executed!

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It’s not often that a college project captures several of your passions… in the example below, see how Harrington College student Sarah Bronsteen’s interests in interior design, fashion and Lady Gaga dynamically fuse with her talents in dance and design in her explosive thesis project.

“Haus of Gaga” was Sarah Bronsteen’s thesis project which centered around a Fashion Magazine Headquarters for Lady Gaga. Her concept sought to create an atmosphere that mirrors Gaga’s love for the avant-garde and theatrical fashion. As part of her thesis, Sarah created her own take on Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” interspersed with her thesis project and her very own dancing.

Check the movie at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3n2Nhvml4o

Photo courtesy LadyGaga.com and video courtesy Sarah Bronsteen

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The power of social media is undeniable – and in the competitive design industry, getting your name out there leads to some great recognition and exposure.

Just four months after uploading a rendering from his Harrington Thesis project, interior design student Ryan Hatch has over 900,000 views, and the traffic just keeps growing.

Ryan moved from West Palm Beach Florida to come to the Harrington College of Design. He shared, “I’ve always been doing some form of art as far back as I can remember so I always knew I would turn it into a career somehow. I worked at an interior design firm in Florida doing rendering, and I decided to go to school so I could be a designer and not just a 3D renderer.

I think the most important thing I have learned at Harrington is that even if you design something it has to be built, so more than just sketches and renderings are important. The ability to understand what you designed and how it can be built and work in the space is most important part of all.”

See Ryan’s popular rendering and visitors to date at DeviantArt and below:

“My inspirations come from mostly video games, various painters and music. My dream is to work and live in Japan with my best friend after school. My favorite class project was my thesis project, I felt that Peter Klick allowed us to really do what we felt was important to us, and that was a great experience,” Ryan said.

His inspiration is evident in a great video he put together to tie a story into his entire Thesis body of work. Watch it below!


Photos and renderings courtesy Ryan Hatch.

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For her Fall 2009 Thesis project, Jennifer Sompolski created “Coalesce”, a sustainable community center for art and design students in Chicago. Using contrasting materials, the center is created for Chicago students to share their work and have a central area to collaborate and share creative inspiration.

I wanted to share this with you as I thought it was a really cool proposal that could really help benefit students if ever actually created… anyways, check out the cool video Jennifer created of her thesis project here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFewh7Z6ZiE
I got in touch with Jennifer to find out a little more.. here is what she said, “I believe good design has the capability of enhancing users’ lives and can ultimately make changes for a better world. Sustainable Design and Community Connectivity are my main focuses.”
Jennifer Sompolski, a LEED Green Associate, volunteers with community projects in her free time such as the BlueSky Project, Many Faces One Community, and Habitat for Humanity. Her other hobbies include dancing, painting landscapes, and going to theater productions.Thanks for sharing your work Jennifer!

She can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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