Designs on Transit

April 22, 2009

The BFA Interior Design Department hosted a lively crowd of students, parents and industry professionals on Tuesday night to celebrate the department’s annual thesis exhibition. Held this year at the Art Directors Club, the show makes dramatic use of the warehouse-like space with a series of floor-to-ceiling printouts documenting the designs of graduating students. Many of the ambitious projects on view seem to answer President Obama’s call for rebuilding and modernizing the country’s infrastructure, from Mohamed Amer’s luxe airport terminal in San Francisco and Stephen Parker’s ferry terminal/entertainment multiplex at New York City’s Battery-Maritime Building to Jamie Slaper’s sustainable New Jersey Transit rail station.

After a welcome from Department Chair Jane Smith, the evening was capped off by the presentation of awards for outstanding thesis projects to four students: Mohamed Amer, Hayley Gardner, Ambar Margarida and Larissa Raywood.

Curated by faculty members Anthony Lee and Neville Lewis, “BFA Interior Design Department Thesis Exhibition” remains on view through Friday, April 24, at the Art Directors Club, 106 West 29th Street; viewing hours are from 10am to 6pm daily.

Images: Photo by Tanya Braganti; rendering by Mohammed Amer.

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