College of Human Sciences Students Attend Dallas Student Design Day

Interior design students gain firsthand experience interacting with professional designers.

Written by: Georgia Godfrey

Sixty students from the Interior Design Program in the College of Human Sciences participated this week in Dallas Student Design Day, hosted by the American Society of Interior Designers, Texas Chapter.

The group traveled to Dallas to participate in the event, part of a three-day Celebration of Design.

"Student Day at the Celebration of Design allows our students a chance to learn the ins and outs of being a professional interior designer," said Don Collier, assistant professor in the Department of Design. "Our goal is to give students the best exposure and learning opportunities available to them so they are best prepared for the real world once they graduate from our program."

Among other activities, students participated in career-building presentations and a keynote address by the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners.

Dallas designers such as Ligne Roset, Westgate Interiors, TKO Associates, Artemide, and Pindler & Pindler opened up their showrooms in order to give students access to top-notch design studios and businesses.

The Department of Design encompasses the fields of apparel design, interior design and environmental design and strives to contribute to new knowledge in these areas through design education, research and community outreach.

CONTACT: Georgia Godfrey, coordinator for college development and external relations, College of Human Sciences, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3263, or georgia.godfrey@ttu.edu.