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UTSA interior design program reaccredited for six years by CIDA

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(April 26, 2010)--The UTSA College of Architecture bachelor of science degree program in interior design recently was awarded accreditation by unanimous decision for another six-year term by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

The achievement comes after a rigorous two-year, self-assessment period and a four-day visit from a team of professionals and educators sent by the accreditation commission. Visiting team members completed a thorough examination of student work prepared over a six-month period, conducted interviews with students and faculty, toured the facility and met with UTSA administrators.

"With professional design programs, accreditation is critical in a context of both quality control of our curricula and marketability of our graduates," said John D. Murphy Jr., dean of the UTSA College of Architecture. "This re-accreditation reaffirms that we are continuing to provide quality preparation for the interior design industry."

Following are highlights of the strengths CIDA members found in the UTSA interior design program:

  • Opportunities to complete simple to complex projects that vary widely in size and type
  • Opportunities for students to interact with a variety of design professionals
  • Students develop an understanding of the nature and value of integrated design practice
  • Students demonstrated understanding and ability to apply sustainability concepts, principles and theories as they pertain to building methods, materials, systems and occupants
  • Students gained consensus-building skills through team projects
  • Students demonstrated understanding and ability to apply the elements of business practice
  • Students possess strong understanding of color and light and their interaction with one another
  • Students showed a strong ability to lay out and specify furniture, fixtures and equipment
  • Students have a strong understanding of the principles of acoustical design and ability to apply appropriate acoustical control.
  • Students showed a strong knowledge base in building systems and structures
  • Students showed a strong knowledge base in history of architecture, interiors and furniture design

 

 

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Sandhu, the Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Cyber Security in the College of Sciences, and Ram Krishnan, assistant professor of electrical engineering in the UTSA College of Engineering, are funded by a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve cloud security.

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July 30, 5 - 7 p.m.

Networking and happy hour with AIA San Antonio's Women in Architecture

Join AIA San Antonio’s Women in Architecture group for their networking and happy hour event, where all design professionals are welcome.
Liberty Bar, 1111 S. Alamo St.

Aug. 1, 9 p.m.

"Inside Peace" documentary screening

This documentary, presented by the San Antonio Film Festival, documents the experience of re-entry after incarceration. The film features Michael Gilbert, associate professor in the department of criminal justice and director of the Office of Community and Restorative Justice program at UTSA.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle

Aug. 4, 6 - 8 p.m.

Free Teacher Tuesday: Los Tejanos Workshop

Discover resources and strategies for teaching Tejano history and culture and get a special educator's tour of the new long-term exhibit, Los Tejanos.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd.

Aug. 9, 12 - 5 p.m.

Vaquerocation 2015

This cowboy-themed programming, offered in conjunction with Our Kids Magazine's Kidcation Week, gives families the opportunity to visit with cowboy docents, enjoy readings and visit activity tables.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Aug. 22, 6 p.m.

UTSA Alumni Gala

The UTSA Alumni Association hosts this annual gala honoring the Alumna of the Year, Alumnus of the Year and the Alumnus of the Year Lifetime Achievement award winners.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.


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