Several Human Ecology faculty have earned promotions in their departments, and we bid farewell to several retiring faculty.
Drs. Nastaran Shishegar and Uchita Vaid will teach in the Interior Architecture program.
Student accomplishments to celebrate, Collins joins Crossroads of Ideas COVID-19 discussion, Addo on financial impacts for millennials, and more.
Congratulations to Danielle Wendricks (CNPL) and Nina Sugaya (IA)! Their projects, two of just nine awarded this year, will address local hunger relief and biomass energy production in Kenya.
The Interior Architecture program at UW-Madison is a selective admission program with a sequence of Phase 1 and Phase 2 required courses. Prospective students must complete Phase 1 courses to be eligible to apply for admission into Phase 2 of the program. The number of students accepted into Phase 2 of the program is limited […]
Happy Birthday Helen Louise Allen! Professor Allen spent her life teaching, traveling, and collecting the thousands of textiles in her legacy collection—a sample of which can be seen from now until April 14 in both the Design Gallery and Mecklenburg Textile Gallery. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Allen’s initial gift of 4,000 pieces, […]
The Steelcase NEXT competition focuses on innovative designs to create the NEXT workplace of the future. This year’s project client was a real estate development firm in need of a design for their new Denver office. Over 900 students participated in the competition all over the country, and from them 140 projects from 70 universities […]
SoHE’s Olive Sagapolu is a Backflipping Extraordinaire Badger’s lineman and ukulele player Olive Sagapolu captured the hearts of all with his skillful backflipping videos on Instagram and toe-touches at basketball games. Also known as “Mr. Aloha,” Sagapolu brings joy and happiness to everyone he sees. He was recently featured in a national ESPN story that […]
On October 26, 2017, the Design Leadership Symposium welcomed Kelly Hensler of Potter Lawson. Kelly received her Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design from our very own School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin- Madison before completing her Master’s Degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After completing her Master’s Degree, Kelly worked […]
On October 5, the students of Design Leadership Symposium heard from Nikki Anderson and Grace Cervantes. Nikki is the owner of a small clothing store in Madison called Change Boutique and Grace, a School of Human Ecology Interior Design aluma, has had a large role in helping grow and expand parts of the business. Beyond just […]
Design Leadership Symposium (DS 252) By Students Syeeda Simmons, Xinyan Xu, and Jian Mao (MJ) “Every day, every cycle, Speed Queen performs.” On Thursday September 14th Melissa Destree of Destree Architecture & Design dropped in as a guest speaker in the Design Leadership Symposium class. Now who is Melissa Destree? Melissa was born in La […]
Interior Architecture Program Granted Full Accreditation SoHE’s Interior Architecture program received full accreditation from the Council for Interior Design Accreditation last week. This status remains effective for the next six years, guaranteeing that plenty of future badgers will have the opportunity to major in this program.
Lisa Johnson (’17), an Interior Architecture major, has made big moves since graduating this past May. Just months after getting her degree, Lisa now lives and works in New York City at a successful design firm called ICRAVE. Finding a steady job after graduation is a stressful prospect for many students, so Lisa filled us […]
SoHE Interior Architecture student Courtney Christensen was recently announced as one of the first place winners of the Sherwin-Williams Student Design Challenge 2017. Christensen won the commercial design category with her re-imagining of the UW Credit Union. In regards to the project, Christensen said: “For the UW Credit Union E-Commerce Center project my classmates and […]
In 2012, interior design grad and student athlete Emily Ostertag (’06 BS, ’08 MS) landed her dream job at a world-class architecture and interior design firm in Kansas City. That same firm was recently granted the $84 million project to rebuild UW-Madison’s SERF recreation center and swimming pool. While some may see Ostertag’s connection back […]
Located in SoHE, the Center for Design and Material Culture (CDMC) is a space for students, scholars, and the public to study, practice, and experience material culture and design as complex relationships between humans and the material world, today and in the past. CDMC works in partnership with SoHE’s Design Studies Department and is home […]
The students, faculty, staff, and researchers in the Design Studies department at UW–Madison study the production, process, and impact of design. Through scholarship, analysis, curriculum, and outreach, we advocate design as an encompassing discipline central to every aspect of life. We emphasize and promote a multi-disciplinary, global approach to design, and we value connections, nationally […]
Joy Huntington, PhD Student Design Studies Researching the Rise of Single Women Homeowners When Joy Huntington designed homes for her clients in Pittsburgh she was often intrigued by how differently men and women would react to certain design ideas. “Our firm did everything – from picking out towels and flatware to designing the home. I […]
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Team ‘Net Zero Wisconsin’ Takes Second Place in Nation-wide Engineering Student Design Competition The road to victory has been long for eight students studying the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, each majoring in Engineering or Interior Architecture. Last August 2015 they applied to the national U.S. Department of Engineering (DOE) Race to Zero […]
While I was working one quiet Friday morning in the T3 offices, Professor Wei Dong came running in excitedly. He went right into Linda Zwicker’s office to tell her something important, I didn’t think anything of it, many professors come into our offices to chat with Linda. Minutes later, an excited Linda and Wei come […]
Vision To be an internationally recognized program for its innovative interdisciplinary research and broad based professional education in the field of interior architecture. Mission The Interior Architecture program combines research and design practice to improve people’s lives through human-centered design within the built environment. We prepare students to become independent thinkers by promoting critical reflection […]
A Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Architecture integrates art, sustainability, and business, into a highly creative curriculum with Council for Interior Design Accreditation. Emphasizing the creative process, Interior Architecture balances innovation and business to help students bring their visions to life. Coursework includes sketching, rendering, computer drafting and design, 3D modeling, art and art […]