Our Students

Our students make our world go 'round! They are driven, curious, critical-thinkers who come to us from as near as our local community of Richmond to far-flung places like Brazil and Australia. They are all connected in their pursuit of design excellence and a need to understand and master the art and skill of interior design. We are constantly amazed by their perspectives, ideas, and skills! 

Collaboration and teamwork are key to the profession of interior design and to our program. To encourage students to collaboate, we host annual team events so they can connect with each other across all program years. A first year student will have a chance to meet students from third and fourth year, and so on. Our Vertical Studio events are held at the beginning of the year and are always memorable. Want to see what our students do? Scroll down for a glimpse of work from a few of our recent graduates.

Student Work (4th Year)

Andrew Wegener

Andrew chose to pursue interior design for his love of problem-solving and creative expression. He finds interior design to be an extraordinary way to showcase beautiful spaces and create lasting impressions. Recently recognized as a NEWH Vancouver Regional Scholarship recipient, Andrew has a special interest in the hospitality and commercial design typologies and is working toward working in this area of the interior design profession. Andrew's future career goals moving forward includes pursuing his NCIDQ and WELL certifications.


Here is a glimpse of Andrew's 4th Year Capstone Project, The Re-Up ~ Urban Wellness Retreat. 

Re-Up Lobby_A Wagener

A Wagener PhotoLinkedIn: Andrew Wegener
Website: A Wegener Portfolio
Instagram: designedbyandrew

Chadwick Morrice

Chad is passionate about art and design and takes inspiration from nature, art, and through the past, present and future. After falling in love with art and design through Langley Fine Arts Secondary, Chad delved deep into visual arts, creative thinking, colour theory, history, and art restoration. He has worked in LA as an artist and studied art restoration in Rome and London. Chad's time in Rome and London solidified his experience with the principles of art and design and this eventually lead him to interior design as a profession. After moving back to Canada, Chad took several courses through VCC before beginning his Interior Design bachelor's degree at the Wilson School of Design.

Chad feels his four-year degree was one of the most incredible experiences of his life as it allowed him to study with other incredible and inspirational future designers and faculty. The ideas of space planning, sustainable, and conceptual design became Chad's passions, and creating function through beauty is his ultimate motivation.


Here is a sneak peek of Chad's 4th Year Capstone Project, The Q ~ Vancouver's Newest LGBTQ+ Members Club. 

Chad Morrice 2nd Floor Render

Chad Morrice PhotoLinkedIn: Chadwick Morrice
Website: Chad Morrice Portfolio

Danielle Jamieson

Danielle connected to the profession of interior design after working as a Registered Nurse for the past eight years. In her time working in hospitals and other health care settings, she encountered first-hand the difficulty of working in poorly designed areas. This experience gave her special insight on the impact design has on professionals (and their clients) who are dependent on the functionality of public/private spaces. Danielle is excited to contribute her profound sense of empathy, and experience working in the public sector, to connect the principles of design with the users her designs are intended for.

Here is a glimpse of Danielle's 4th Year Capstone Project, Co-Care.  

D Jamieson Project

Danielle Jamieson PhotoLinkedIn: Danielle Jamieson

Grace Livich

Having recently completed her degree, Grace is eager to begin her career in a field centered on the human experience. Equipped with a desire to make a positive impact on the lives of others, Grace allows her strong sense of empathy to guide her work. Her experience at university taught Grace how to develop meaningful solutions for a variety of clients with a focus on designs that foster social connections and community engagement.

Below is a sneak peek of Grace's Capstone Project, "fjaka" - a Croation Community Project. 

Kitchen Rendering_G Livich

Headshot G LivichLinkedIn: Grace Livich
Website: Grace Livich Portfolio

Nitleen Gupta

Nitleen was born in India and moved to Canada to pursue her degree in Interior Design. Balancing work and her studies while adjusting to a new country taught Nitleen important multi-tasking skills and how to manage under the stress of deadlines. She enjoys learning different design typologies and is especially excited by hospitality design. She also enjoys creating photorealistic renderings showcasing lighting and materials; she especially finds joy in creative writing focused on the design industry. In the future, Nitleen aspires to complete her NCIDQ and work toward her Masters in Architecture. 

A glimpse of Nitleen's 4th Year Capstone Project, Nostalgia Hotel, is below. 

Music Lounge Rendering

Nitleen Student Photo
Website: Nitleen Gupta


Tayah Mawer

Tayah's philosophy of good design involves developing new experiences, empathy, and creating a long-lasting impact. Her dream is to approach the standards of hospitality and residential design to create aesthetic but functional spaces that can both benefit and enhance the user experience. Ever since she was a young child, Tayah has had a memorable history in the arts and enjoys how creative design joins people together and brings her design visuals to life. Tayah's strong sense of setting up personal goals and collaborating with others has allowed her to become a contributor in both group and individual tasks. She is excited to take her skills and work towards meaningful design projects and plan to continue exploring the world through travelling.

Below is a rendering from Tayah's 4th Year Capstone Project, Northwood

Lobby Rendering

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LinkedIn: Tayah Mawer
Instagram: mawert.design

Trisha Mesina

Trisha is a concept driven interior designer who is passionate in creating beautiful and functional spaces. With love for creative problem-solving and her relentless pursuit of unique and innovative design, each project is shaped into a thoughtful space that embodies style, meaning, and purpose.   

Check out the rendering from Trisha's 4th Year Capstone Project, Blossom Birth & Wellness Center

Birthing Room Rendering

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LinkedIn:Trisha Mesina
Instagram: linesbytrish