Tuesday
Apr172018

April 20th: WeLive

Join us Friday at noon in Burruss (Room 224A) to hear Brooke Gasaway from WeLive!

Brooke earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech in 2012. Immediately after, Brooke moved to New York City to pursue a career in architecture and design. Brooke is currently a in-house designer for WeLive - WeWork's community based living concept. Prior to joining WeWork, she worked as an architectural designer at Grimshaw Architects and SOM. Her interior design contributions were realized in the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport Expansion, Queens Museum restoration and Duke University’s West Campus Union in Raleigh / Durham.

To learn more about WeLive, click here.

Thursday
Apr122018

2018 Bienenstock Competition // Tori Smith + Meredith Fraga

We are pleased to announce that Virginia Tech Interior Design students Tori Smith and Meredith Fraga received 1st and 2nd place, respectively, for the 2018 Bienenstock Interior Design Competition!

The annual Bienenstock Scholarship competitions are open to any junior, senior or graduate student enrolled in an accredited college program of furniture design or interior design. Since 1984, the Library has awarded more than $430,000 in scholarships to students in hundreds of colleges and universities. Judging is blind, with no name or college shown with the submission. A distinguished panel of industry experts juried each competition.

The 2018 winners will be awarded their $5,000 scholarships, along with respective one-year student membership in ASFD or ASID, during High Point Market in April. Second place winners each receive a $1,500 scholarship and the colleges representing the first place winners each receive $1,000 towards their programs.

Download press release PDF here.

Tuesday
Apr102018

April 13th: Determined by Design

Come to the IDEAS lecture this Friday at noon to hear Kia Weatherspoon speak!  

After 10 years of diverse design experience in hospitality, multi-family and high-end residential markets, Kia founded Determined by Design to create interior spaces that enable the progress of people and their neighborhoods. Driven by a commitment to establish exceptional interior design as a standard for all, rather than a luxury for few — Kia seeks out opportunities to empower those who do not have access to well-designed spaces.

Learn more about Kia or her projects by visiting her website here.

10 years of diverse design experience in hospitality, multi-family and high-end residential markets, Kia founded Determined by Design to create interior spaces that enable the progress of people and their neighborhoods. Driven by a commitment to establish exceptional interior design as a standard for all, rather than a luxury for few — Kia seeks out opportunities to empower those who do not have access to well-designed spaces.
Tuesday
Apr032018

Come to IDEAS at noon this friday to hear Rachel Brennan, Holly Martin, and Kim Picklap speak about there experiences with OTJ Architects!

Through the design of ground-breaking Innovation Centers, Kim, an alumna, has empowered clients to adopt agile new work models that propel business operations forward.

Another Virginia tech graduate, Rachel, is noted for her ability to build consensus amongst diverse stakeholder groups and support the success of projects on accelerated timelines.

Holly’s Masters of Real Estate Management offers her a unique, business-centric perspective on design that aligns strategic, operational and human objectives.

Visit OTJ's website here.