Villa Maria College Interior Design students Harrison Walsh ’14, Jillian Schultz ’14, and Kimberly Ewing ’14 traveled to Albany, NY for the opening reception of the 2014 New York Eleven Plus Interior Design Student Exhibition on April 7. The students were joined by Assistant Professor Natalia Albul on the trip, and they displayed student work and participated in a number of events held in the State Legislative Building.
“Interior Design: Codes for living” was the title for this year’s show, which runs April 7 through 10. The group explored the city while in Albany by going on architectural tours of Albany downtown, State Capitol and Empire State Plaza and visiting the Albany Institute of History and Art.
New York Eleven Plus, Inc. (NY11+) is dedicated to promoting public awareness of the interior design profession by providing a platform to showcase student work from prestigious New York State institutions. By increasing visibility, it aims to emphasize the complexity and responsibility of the profession, particularly as it pertains to the health, safety, welfare and economics of the public. The organization seeks to advance the purpose of interior design by demonstrating solutions to cultural problems, such as the diminution of natural resources, aging population, ecological issues, and other social concerns.