Department of Design Graduate Students to Display Work at First Friday Art Trail

Outstanding students and projects will be recognized during the event.

The Texas Tech University Department of Design in the College of Human Sciences will host its second annual graduate student exhibition from 6-9 p.m. May 5 at McPherson Cellars, 1615 Texas Ave., as part of the monthly First Friday Art Trail.

Works on display will include:

  • Master’s students’ final projects
  • Posters from the Graduate Research Poster Competition
  • Projects from four Environmental Design classes: environmental design systems, sustainable communities and design, acute care design research and design of interior environments for physically and mentally challenged populations
  • Posters and projects completed by doctoral students

Awards will be presented for outstanding master’s student, outstanding doctoral student and outstanding projects among those on display, as determined by an outside jury of design professionals and the university’s Graduate Advisory Board.

The First Friday Art Trail provides an excellent venue to feature the work of the graduate students in the Department of Design,” said Kristi Gaines, the department’s director of graduate programs. “The student projects address a variety of issues that benefit the public: designing for aging, sustainable environments, health care design, learning environments, retail design, considerations for physiological and psychological differences and many others. The students will be present to answer questions about their research and design solutions.


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College of Human Sciences

The College of Human Sciences at Texas Tech University provides multidisciplinary education, research and service focused on individuals, families and their environments for the purpose of improving and enhancing the human condition.

The college offers a Bachelor of Science degree with disciplines in:

  • Apparel Design and Manufacturing
  • Community, Family, and Addiction Services
  • Early Childhood
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Interior Design
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management
  • Retailing

The college also offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

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