Just met with a wonderful lighting designer today! Lighting completes a design project, but we often don't think of it till the last minute, or leave it to our electricians. http://www.montgomery-ross.com/
A big THANK YOU to Susan Leinen Design for creating this wonderful "Career Guidance Workshop" for West Valley Occupational Center CAD students. Our first session today was packed with information, practical examples, and lots of inspiration!
Bridging Gaps in CTE: Connecting Students with Professionals
The attached album is small sample of the work produced by the Fall 2013 class in collaboration with local design professional Michelle Chiang. During the first half of the semester, students learned to research and analyze building information and develop standard drawings to represent existing conditions. Later, students developed design concepts and researched building materials to produce a set of drawings to communicate their design solutions in response to a set of design problems. For this project, students were tasked with determining an interior design solution for an elderly couple living on a fixed income that desired both a functional plan and a sustainable design. Students needed to balance form and function along with cost and sustainability to develop a complete plan and set of presentation documents to satisfy their client's needs.
The CAD Design Technician program at West Valley Occupational Center is focused on providing technical training and professional education to students and professionals of Architecture and Engineering Design. The Basics and Upgrade courses provide an Instructor-Led, blended learning experience through a real-world, project-based and problem solving approach.
Students learn typical business processes, develop skill sets and workflows for design communication through the development of 2D and 3D models and presentation documents. Upon completion of the program, students have a fundamental understanding of using multiple CAD systems for design visualization.
I visited the West Valley Occupational Center CAD class today for the last time this semester. I was very impressed with what all the students were able to accomplish in such a short time! I will continue collaborating with the class in Spring 2014.
Thank you Michelle for providing insights and sharing your professional experience with our class. I look forward to our collaboration in 2014 to provide students of design engaging and challenging learning experiences.
As a designers, I have purchased from Tileshop for a few of projects. The service is always great. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Tracy, the showroom manager, is very knowledgeable and makes great suggestions. The best things is most of the products are in-stock.
I worked with Susan on the new website of the professional interior designer organization I belong to. Susan was very efficient and easy to work with. I also attended Susan's seminars on social media and E-marketing. The classes helped me a great deal on marketing my business.