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Graduate Studio Explores the Power of Design to Transform Vacant and Underused Urban Land

Campus to Host Interior Design Educator’s Council Conference

Commencement Weekend in Images

It was a monumental weekend of celebration as Wentworth Institute of Technology honored students and alumni—among others—in a series of events culminating in the 2023 Summer Commencement ceremonies.  

Homes and Gardens Profiles ‘Rising Star” Interior Project Director

Wentworth Institute of Technology alum Katherine Mendez is the feature of a profile in Homes and Gardens that examines her unique work in architecture, calling her a “rising star” in the field. 

Professor Schultz Curates Issue for Esteemed TAD Journal

The latest issue of the TAD Journal, titled "Tectonics," explores the intersection of structure and construction in the age of digital fabrication and emerging materials. Guest-edited by Wentworth Institute of Technology Professor Anne-Catrin Schultz, the issue features research from around the world that challenges traditional understandings of tectonics. 

Sustainability Society Helps Students Get Certified for Energy and Environmental Design

The Wentworth Institute of Technology Sustainability Society (WITSS) promotes the importance of sustainability in materials, design, engineering, construction, and energy as our society moves toward a sustainable future.  

‘Designing for Life’ Exhibition Opens Next Week

Wentworth Institute of Technology’s CEIS Commons will host the opening of the “Designing for Life: Fragile Ecologies” exhibition on Thursday, March 30 at 6 p.m. The exhibition—free and open to the public—will remain on display until September 15, giving visitors ample time to explore the work of the School of Architecture and Design. 

Interior Design Students Honored for Workplace Studio Projects

Jessica Cunningham, Interior Design ’22, recently earned second place at the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) New England Design Awards. She submitted her junior summer workplace studio project, led by Associate Professor Lynette Panarelli, which explored how Covid-19 has changed workplace design.  

City Transportation Design Earns Rave Reviews

Professor Ryan Thomas’s Architecture and Design studio class has made the news for the rave reviews students received from the Greater Mattapan Neighborhood Council (GMNC) this week. 

Wentworth Hosts Junior Tech Girls STEM Summit

This past Sunday, Wentworth Institute of Technology's Industrial Design faculty and staff hosted several design sessions for the Junior Tech Girls STEM Summit. 

Professors Carlos Villamil and Liza Lynch inspired the next generation of designers with an exploration in 3D composition and material connections using laser cut EVA foam. Guests also had the chance to speak with current second-year students Kenzie Fry and Erin Sweeney about becoming an industrial designers.

Alum Designs Visually Stunning Installation for Arts Academy

Caleb Hawkins, Master of Architecture ’17, is responsible for a new installation at the Boston Arts Academy that is wowing visitors with its innovative use of color and projection systems.  

Architecture Students Learning Italian History and Culture in Urbino

Nestled among the foothills of the Apennines and within sight of the Adriatic Sea, the walled city of Urbino once played host to a flourishing independent movement in Renaissance art and architecture during the 15th century.  

Dean Doganer Among Researchers Helping to Disaster-Proof Historic Buildings

Wentworth Institute of Technology’s Sedef Doganer, dean of the School of Architecture and Design, is among a team of researchers based out of The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) looking to prevent hurricane damage to historic buildings along the Gulf Coast.  

DesignMATTERS: Does Industrial Design Impact Society?

Wentworth students Josh Gagnon and Gianluca Bivona ask whether or not industrial design impacts society by interviewing students and faculty in the Industrial Design program. Watch the min-documentary below:

Commencement Will Honor Community Builders and Future Thinkers

As it did when things were kicked off in April, Wentworth Institute of Technology will bookend Boston’s commencement season as it marks its Summer 2022 ceremony on Sunday, August 21st. 

Public Invited to Collaborative Industrial Design and Interior Design Showcases

Wentworth Institute of Technology's Industrial Design and Interior Design students have again prepared a dazzling array of work for their senior showcases, but this year—for the first time—the two programs will be collaborating and exhibiting at the same time on August 17. 

New Tradition Created with Successful Alumni Day

Under a brilliant May sun, a trio of young alumni tossed around a bean bag on the Quad, relaxing and sharing stories in proximity to a futuristic glass structure, new since their time as students. 

Wentworth Kicking Off Boston Commencement Season with Ceremony Saturday

Wentworth Institute of Technology will kick off graduation season this Saturday, once again paving the way as the first university in the Boston area to host a commencement ceremony in the calendar year.  

School of Architecture and Design Names Sedef Doganer as Dean

Wentworth Institute of Technology has named Dr. Sedef Doganer its new dean of the School of Architecture and Design. She will also hold the title of Professor of Architecture. 

Interior Design Program Makes ‘Most Hired’ List

DesignIntelligence—a group that ranks architecture and design schools—looked at graduate and undergraduate programs nationally, surveying practitioners who “hire and supervise graduates of architecture, landscape architecture and interior design programs.”