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Grandchild and grandparent designing their own stadium during the Secrets of the Olympics course.

SPDC hosted two Grandparents University Courses in June

Published on August 15, 2017

Grandparents University at Michigan State University is a three-day educational experience that takes place at the end of June, where grandparents and grandchildren (ages 8-12) can live the college life of wondering on the MSU campus.

Rendering by MSU interior design seniors of the proposed redesign of the dining space at Cowles House.

MSU students envision new look for Cowles House for President Simon

Published on June 20, 2017

On Sept. 19, 2016, interior design seniors were given details on a project to redesign a historic home on the campus of MSU.

Interior Design students working on a project at the IDSO Design Charrette

MSU Interior Design Student Organization hosted multi-school Design Charrette

Published on April 6, 2017

On Saturday, March 25, 2017, the Michigan State University Interior Design Student Organization hosted a full-day charrette on campus for interior design students from MSU, Central Michigan University, Western Michigan University and Adrian College.

The Interior Design Program is part of the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction.

Connect with the MSU Interior Design Program on social media

Published on March 24, 2017

The MSU Interior Design Program in the School of Planning, Design and Construction is pleased to announce its official presence on social media. Every day students, alumni, families and professionals connect with their world online.

Tiny house tenacity

Published on February 17, 2017

For several weeks, the group of more than 150 students, faculty, their family members, and even some of their pets had assembled at the MSU Recycling Center to build the university's first tiny house.

Meet the artist: Bobby Kilty refocuses on painting in retirement

Published on October 5, 2016

Bobbi Kilty, this month's City Pulse cover artist, knew she wanted to be an artist in high school.

Inteior Design Student Projects gallery splash page

MSU Interior Design Program launches online student project gallery

Published on September 8, 2016

The MSU Interior Design (ID) Program in the School of Planning, Design and Construction (SPDC) is pleased to announce the launch of a new "Student Projects" online gallery.

College students turn to tiny houses for affordable living

Published on June 10, 2016

Christopher Cerk, a web-development major at the University of Michigan, said his desire to save money and invest in his future motivated him to ditch dorm life and instead build a tiny house to reside in.

Associate Professor Suk-Kyung Kim, PhD, in the Interior Design Program at the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction

SPDC’s Suk-Kyung Kim receives 2015 International Ambassador Fellowship Award

Published on April 28, 2016

Associate Professor Suk-Kyung Kim was honored with the 2015 International Ambassador Fellowship Award, presented by the Housing Education and Research Association (HERA).

Sparty and Sparty's Cabin at the Breslin Center.

Sparty's Cabin unveiled on Earth Day

Published on April 26, 2016

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for Sparty's Cabin, a student-led project to build Michigan State University's first tiny house, took place on Earth Day to emphasize the goal of sustainability.

CANR Outstanding Student Leadership Award nominees

CANR Outstanding Student Leadership Award

Published on April 18, 2016

Nominees for the Outstanding Student Leadership Award have shown service and leadership in the college, department or school and through their university activities.

Students Build Tiny House on Campus

Published on April 1, 2016

The April 2016 edition of APUE News covered the "Students Build Tiny House on Campus" article published by MSUToday on March 8, 2016.

Students from the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction cut boards for their tiny house. Courtesy April Van Buren.

Spartans dream big, build small at MSU’s first tiny house

Published on March 24, 2016

Some MSU students are thinking big and building small with the campus's first tiny house. We talk to Tiffany Pupa [Interior Design senior] about the "Sparty's Cabin" being built inside the MSU Surplus Center.

Tiffany Pupa (middle), Interior Design senior/project lead, instructing students at the Sparty’s Cabin build site

Designer oversees Sparty's Cabin construction as a shift leader

Published on March 20, 2016

My name is Tiffany Pupa and I am a senior interior design student, and the student lead for Sparty’s Cabin. Part of my responsibility for the project is to act as a shift leader during the build.

Design student gets hands on

Published on March 11, 2016

My name is Alyssa Alvarez, an Interior Design sophomore student. I heard about the Tiny House build at the USGBC student meeting in the beginning of fall 2015.

Sparty's Cabin graphic by SPDC.

Students Build Tiny House on Campus

Published on March 8, 2016

As many Michigan State students prepare for graduation, one senior's genuine interest in the tiny home movement has led to a big collaborative effort among her peers.

Before and After: This 450-Square-Foot Studio Redefines Small-Space Living

Published on March 4, 2016

New York City living is nothing if not an exercise in clever space planning. Just ask Nicholas Obeid [an Interior Design alumnus from Michigan State University].

Kirk Heinze, Pat Crawford (SPDC) and Tiffany Pupa (MSU Interior Design student). Photo courtesy of Greening of the Great Lakes.

'Tiny Home' for Sparty a paradigm of MSU student entrepreneurship

Published on February 22, 2016

How about a 180 sq. ft. cabin for Sparty that incorporates state-of-the-art, sustainable building techniques?

Laura C. Casai, IIDA, LEED AP, TMP Architecture’s Director of Interior Design

MSU Grad Laura Casai Honored as 2016 Member of Oakland County Executive's Elite 40 under 40

Published on February 5, 2016

Laura C. Casai, IIDA, LEED AP (MSU '06, B.A., Interior Design), TMP Architecture's Director of Interior Design, was recently announced as a member of the Oakland County, Michigan, Executive's Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2016.

“After” concept drawing of what is possible for redevelopment of the Cadillac Heritage Plaza.

SPDC and MSU Extension Launch Sustainable Built Environment Initiative

Published on December 17, 2015

The Sustainable Built Environment Initiative (SBEI) was announced at the MSU Fall Extension Conference that took place Oct. 13, 2015, at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing.

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