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  • December

  • November

    • NewsAlumni

      Drexel Interior Design Alumna Featured in Philadelphia Magazine

      November 30, 2019

      Drexel Interior Design alumna, Soné Ehabé, was featured in Philadelphia Magazine’s “Meet the 9 Interior Designers Who Are Changing How Philly Looks Right Now.”

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    • Thesis Podium Event

      November 12, 2019

      Interior Architecture & Design graduate students presented their thesis topics and preliminary research at our annual Thesis Podium Event. The evening started with each student giving a three-minute presentation of their topic and was followed by breakout discussions with faculty and invited guests to help further define and articulate their ideas. 

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    • Drexel Interior Architecture & Design Student Wins 2019 Jacobs Interior Design Competition

      November 07, 2019

      Drexel undergraduate and graduate interior design students recently participated in the 18th annual Design Competition hosted by Jacobs, an international design firm. Competing against 60 students from five other Philadelphia schools, the seven-hour charrette challenged participants to design an airport lounge anywhere in the world by completing a series of programming requirements, branding of the space, and selecting materials. 

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  • October

    • DesignIntelligence Rankings 2019

      October 29, 2019

      The Interior Design and Architecture programs of Westphal College received commendation from highly respected DesignIntelligenceThe publication surveyed 9,000 hiring professionals, 4,200 professional practice organizations, and over 6,000 students. This year’s rankings are for 12 different areas of focus, and Westphal is recognized in 11 of these 12 categories. Additionally, we are pleased to report that our Architecture program was ranked among the Most Admired Architecture programs in the nation.

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  • August

    • Design Research Symposium

      Design Research Symposium: Design For Living

      August 14, 2019

      The 2019 Design Research Symposium: Design For Living will take place on October 11, 2019 in the URBN Annex and URBN Center. This year’s symposium will examine health, urban living, and design through presentations, panel discussions, and a design sprint hosted by the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation.

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  • July

  • May

  • April

    • IIDA National Competition

      Drexel Students Win Second Place in International IIDA Competition 

      April 10, 2019

      Drexel Interior Architecture students were awarded the second place in the 14th annual International Interior Design Association (IIDAStudent Design CompetitionThis prestigious competition celebrates the talent and fresh design ideas of interior design students currently enrolled in interior design programs throughout the world.

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  • March

    • Gensler Brinkmann Scholarship Awarded to Justin Lee

      March 20, 2019

      Interior Design Junior, Justin Lee was awarded second place in the national Gensler Brinkmann Scholarship competition. The Gensler Brinkmann Scholarship awards students who are enrolled in U.S. not-for-profit CIDA-accredited interior design programs with scholarships and summer internships. Justin submitted his commercial studio project in which he designed a co-working and office environment immersed with VR, AI and MR technology. 

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    • Charrette

      2019 Charrette: Re-Imagining Streets as Pedestrian Spaces

      March 11, 2019

      Over the past several years, the Department of Architecture, Design, and Urbanism and the Department of Design have hosted a series of weekend charrettes aimed at engaging students with the ways in which design can address both public space and community dynamics at a both local and global scales. This year, the Interdisciplinary Design Charrette, set to take place on April 12-15, 2019, will be led by Lim Hyeung-Nam and Roh Eun-Joo, partners in the award-winning design firm studio GAON.

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    • Winners of the HOK Challenge and Interior Design faculty

      Interior Design Students Sweep HOK Competition

      March 01, 2019

      Westphal Interior Design student teams swept the awards in the third annual HOK Philadelphia Futures Design Competition in Interior Design. Two-person student teams from area Architecture and Interior Design programs competed for internships and cash prizes. First Place, including a $6,000 prize and 3-month internships went to Leah Stoner and Taylor Regester (3rd year grads); Second Place, with a $4,000 prize went to Justin Lee and Eunbi Kim (junior and 3rd year grad); Third Place, with a $2,000 prize went to Kristianne Simeon and Aishwarya Gunta (2nd year grads). This is the third year of the event, and Westphal students have taken first place all three years.

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  • February