Kwantlen's Interior Design program graduates showcase final projects

Wed, Apr 11, 2012

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Kwantlen's Interior Design program graduates showcase final projects

Metro Vancouver, BC – (April 12, 2012) – Get ready for another great design show courtesy of Kwantlen graduates, this time it is from Kwantlen's Interior Design program.

On Monday, April 16, the culmination of four years of hard work finally comes to fruition as the graduating class presents their final projects to friends, family and industry. Among the graduates is Carolyn Cuthbert whose final project focuses on a youth centre for Richmond.

As a graduate of Hugh McRoberts Secondary School, Cuthbert found her niche by creating a conceptual project around the historic Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston. As a young person who grew up in a suburb, and with two younger brothers, Carolyn saw the need for a gathering place for young people.

"I wanted to create a place where youth could meet, relate to each other, and of course stay out of trouble," says Cuthbert.

With the Cannery as her backdrop and inspiration, she created a youth centre that would preserve the historical structure while creating a modern, youthful design within. The conceptual driver for the design was the folding and unfolding of origami. This concept influenced the planning, volume development and ultimately sculpting of interior space.

"My interest in interior design and architecture stems from my desire to leave an impression on those that come into contact with my designs," explains Cuthbert.

Upon graduation from Kwantlen Polytechnic University this spring, Cuthbert hopes to pursue her Master's degree in Architecture. Until then, she will continue her work as an interior designer with a local restaurant chain.

Cuthbert and her colleagues in the interior design program will showcase their final projects on Monday, April 16, 2012 at the Architectural Institute of BC. For show times or for more information please contact:

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