June 21, 2022

Design Institute – 2021 IDV Final Presentations | Traci Taylor, Arise Interiors

” I was very impressed with the creativity and dedication that was presented by the DI Interior Design students! It was an honor to be on the judging panel. The students presented innovative and unique ideas. Without a doubt we have an exceptional new generation of designers entering the industry!” Traci Taylor Principle Designer, Arise Interiors

Excited to share that our very own Traci Taylor, was a judge for the Design Institute-IDV final presentations. The Design Institute students worked hard to present incredible design solutions for the project at hand. Big shout out to the professor that led this project, Lily Robinson, Ed.D, Architect, NCIDQ. Read more below!

The Final Presentation

The final project was to redesign an old ruin, that used to be a Smallpox Memorial Hospital (pictured here). The ruin is located on Roosevelt Island, a narrow island in New York City’s East River, within the borough of Manhattan. It lies between Manhattan Island to its west and the borough of Queens, on Long Island, to its east. The students had to present an entire concept, program, and plans.

Concept, Program, and Plans

Some of the world’s best known designers combine traditional architecture with contemporary designs to create unique spaces. Students had to mimic this design process by redesigning an old ruin. Student designers had a chance to think critically and intentionally about obstacles and layout restrictions to design innovative solutions for this complete redesign as their final presentation.