August 5, 2022
Interior design program opens digital technology lab
K-State's interior design program will open the Angelo Donghia Digital Technology Lab this fall. The new space will support student learning through enhanced access to digital visualization and modeling technology.
In 2021, the Angelo Donghia Foundation Inc. awarded a grant of nearly $76,000 to fund new equipment purchases and support improvements for a technology lab space. Migette Kaup, professor and director of the interior design program, and Georges Fares, instructor of interior design, secured the funding. The grant award was part of a competitive process and the primary goal was to enhance the program's capacity to prepare the next generation of interior design professionals for a human-centered digital world.
The technology lab will empower student interns and program graduates to be skilled in the visualization and modeling technologies used by employers in the architecture and design industry. K-State's interior design program graduates are employed by top 100 design firms and attain global leadership roles for firms such as DLR, HBA, Gensler and Stantec.
K-State's highly ranked interior design program is accredited by the Council of Interior Design Accreditation and requires only four years for students to complete. Graduates of the program enjoy employment in all sectors of commercial design, such as health care, workplace, education, hospitality, retail, civic, sports, aviation and event planning, and in multifamily and high-end residential design.
"We are so very grateful to the Angelo Donghia Foundation for their support of this technology lab," Kaup said. "They are champions of interior design and interior design education."