Eighteen members of the Advisory Board were present to view the show, which included the final senior projects in both commercial and residential design. Students were present to talk about their work and get to know the industry partners that provide important support to the UA program. Advisory Board members come from all areas of the industry, including architects and product representatives.
The afternoon meeting focused on the upcoming accreditation for the program through the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) with which the program has been accredited for the last 36 years. Since 1980, faculty have completed a self study report and mounted an exhibition of student work from across the whole program for a visiting evaluation team, earning full 6 year accreditation. The Advisory Board connects students and faculty with the changing needs of the design industry as well as potential employment opportunities.
The show is currently on display on the second floor of Doster Hall and will remain throughout the summer. Faculty, staff, students and the public are encouraged to stop by and view this exhibition of student works.