Friday, May 15, 2015 | by mhendrickson
The Star Tribune published a wonderful obituary for Elaine Meisch, our program’s founder. May she rest in peace. Our faculty and students are working hard to continue the vision that she started for our program in 1970. http://m.startribune.com/local/303353631.html
Thursday, April 30, 2015 | by Anne Farniok
Friday, April 10, 2015 | by Anne Farniok
Nothing inspires design like travel and experiencing new visual stimulation. I am continually encouraging my interior design students to see the world. Recently I journeyed with my family to the country of Costa Rica. The experience gave new meaning to the term chromotherapy. The color of the waterfall is affected by the mineral quartz, a bit of a contrast to the iron ore waterfalls we see in northern Minnesota.
Friday, April 3, 2015 | by Anne Farniok
A trip to Charleston, SC offers one a plethora of historic architecture. One of the structures I recently explored is the Nathaniel Russell House. The home is widely recognized as one of America’s most important neoclassical dwellings and has been restored to it’s 1808 grandeur.
Next week you can read about a historic mansion outside of Charleston and compare and contrast the styles that were built within a 50 year span. Note the progression in furnishings from the elaborate rococo ornamentation (Chippendale styled chair from Drayton Hall) to the refinement seen in the Sheraton dining chair used in this home. Attenuated legs, contrasting woods, and complex inlays embody the neoclassic style.
Compare these with the Charleston collection by Baker Furniture. The Baker furniture piece is aptly named the Russell Chair. The 3rd chair below in the white is Barbara Barry’s bracelet chair for Henredon. Do you see a correlation of design inspiration?
Friday, April 3, 2015 | by Anne Farniok
Kailee Helget, a 2nd year student recently received a scholarship from the local chapter of the Network of Hospitality professionals. Kailee has been a star student since she arrived following in her aunt, Betty Ravnik’s footsteps. Kailee has been interning this spring in Mankato and was offered a full-time job prior to her graduation attesting to her skill. Betty is an alum from the program and current Interior Design Instructor at Alexandria Technical College.
CONGRATULATIONS Kailee! You can read more about NEWH and Kailee’s award here.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | by mhendrickson
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | by Anne Farniok
The interior design program at DCTC has been in existence for over 40 years. In that time we’ve touched the lives of many. Kathy Huus, industry advisor and former instructor, worked with our students for over 10 years. Kathy recently had an opportunity to return to her home state and is now working for AP + I, a commercial interior design firm in Silicon Valley.
One of Kathy’s first projects on her return to the design industry was for LinkedIn. The project was published in the February issue of Interior Design magazine. As an interior design firm, AP+I will also be featured as one of the 100 interior design giants. We’d like to congratulate Kathy and her team on their continued excellence in the Interior Design profession.
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 | by Anne Farniok
Students and faculty in the Interior Design program at Dakota County Technical College attended the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) Jan. 20–22, 2015, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Anne Farniok, an interior design instructor, took six of her students to one of the premier design and construction events in the world, giving them an insider’s look at a U.S. industry that employs 7 million people and has a 2016 new construction forecast approaching $1.6 trillion.
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Saturday, January 10, 2015 | by Anne Farniok
Anne Farniok’s Interior Design Students and Anne Painter’s Architectural Technology students replicated industry practice during fall semester. Second year students in Architectural studio and the Interior Design Materials course teamed together for their final projects.
The project focused on a design for a post-secondary education building. Interior Designers provided materials, furnishings and space planning suggestions to the Architectural Technology students, while the Architectural Technology students provided the Revit building design and background drawings. Photos are showing the students sharing there end product.
Students remarked on what an amazing learning experience it was working with one another.
Saturday, January 3, 2015 | by Anne Farniok
DCTC’s Design Connexion is an active club that knows how to throw a party. What’s the old adage? WORK HARD PLAY HARD! 2014′s end of semester party connected architecture and interior design students with a vast array of holiday food and a few festive students with festive attire. Angelina Niosi, Dyonne Danielson and Sara Gaulrap win the holiday spirit award.
1st year students excited to finish….