My son Caleb graduated college yesterday. You can imagine how proud we were watching him receive his degree! It was a long journey, both for him and for us, with many eventful periods along the way, but he stuck with it, and we are so proud of him.
He has a BAA-ID degree - Bachelor of Applied Art - Interior Design. I like to call it Mini-Architecture.
When he receives his professional designation (after working at accredited firms and taking the professional exam), he will be licensed to design and build edifices up to 3 storeys tall, and up to 20,000 square feet per storey. That's 60,000 square feet of building - that's HUGE, man!
That's anything from mid-sized shopping centres, professional office buildings, restaurants, homes, apartment complexes, museum additions (and small museums) - WOW.
The design includes all aspects of architecture - electrical, structural, engineering, materials, equipment and HVAC, ideation, renderings, CAD plans and the psychology of usage and workflow.
(It is NOT interior decorating - I am so upset with the TV shows that don't make the distinction, and lead people to believe that it is decorating)
To give you an idea what REAL interior design is all about, I've attached some pages from his portfolio, so you can see what he's about. You will be amazed, as was I, at what he can do. NOTE: I don't know how to attach a PDF of his portfolio to this blog entry - so sorry for the multiple files. If they don't show up on your emails, please click the link to this blog and see them all here.
Government Office fit up: