Philip Johnson’s AT&T Building Lobby Reimagined by Gensler

by Admin October 13, 2021

The postmodernist AT&T building in Midtown Manhattan was redesigned by Gensler’s New York studio. The goal was to pay homage to the existing structure. The landmarked Philip Johnson-designed building is located at 550 Madison. The building’s large 110 foot entrance, along Madison Avenue, leads visitors to the triple height, vaulted lobby. According to Gensler they…

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Adding Marble for a Touch of Luxury to the Bathroom

by Admin October 1, 2021

Marble is a metamorphic stone known for its smooth appearance and veining. It is often used on floors, walls, and countertops. Above marble covers all the surfaces creating an opulent space. Ghanian-British architect David Adjaye designed the interiors for the apartments in the 130 William skyscraper in New York. London interior design firm 2LG Studio…

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Check Out idi’s Photoshop Class

by Admin September 16, 2021

Photoshop is the first computer class that the AA students explore. Many students start the class with very little computer skills. This can cause some students, in the first few classes, to feel tense and overwhelmed. In a very short time students become quite comfortable with the program and thrive. The first step is to…

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idi’s Fall Term is Starting Soon

by Admin August 26, 2021

As we prepare for the upcoming fall semester we are reminded of warm color palettes and rich textures. What are hues? Hues: Hues describe a pure color that is found on the color wheel and has had nothing added to it to change its properties. Tint Definition in Art Tints: What is a tint in…

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A Peek Inside the CAD 1 Class

by Admin August 9, 2021

In the Associate of Arts Degree in Interior Design, students will learn how to tackle AutoCAD. Most students come to the class with no AutoCAD experience. This can be exciting, scary, and fun all at the same time. First we look at the interface above and start working with some basic commands. After the first…

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1,000-year-old Italian Castle Repurposed into a Hotel

by Admin July 30, 2021

Hotel Castello di Reschio just opened in the spring of 2021. The castle is situated at the northernmost tip of the 3,700-acre Reschio estate owned by Count Benedikt Bolza and his family. Below, on the right, is the church of San Michele. The castle dates back to the 10th-century. Count Benedikt trained in London to…

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Historic Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles Gets a New Look!

by Admin July 8, 2021

Apple Tower Theatre has just opened in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. The historic Tower Theatre has been premiering new technology since 1927. Tower Theatre was the first theatre in Los Angeles that was wired for films with sound. Tower Theatre was designed in 1927 by S. Charles Lee, a renowned motion-picture theater architect….

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Did you know that idi offers Art History?

by Admin June 25, 2021

Check out the Art History elective course that can also be used to meet some of your prereqs! Art History is a twelve week course. The course attempts to follow Janson’s History of Art (class is provided with a PDF of the book) from prehistoric times through modern times. Below you will see several tapestries…

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NEWH has Awarded Over $6,800,000.00+ in Scholarships to Over 2,555 Students

by Admin June 16, 2021

Did you know… NEWH has awarded over $6,800,000.00+ in scholarships to over 2,555 students to date! NEWH, Inc. Scholarships About NEWH Scholarships – An objective of the NEWH By-laws is to promote scholarship, education and interest within the Hospitality Industry. NEWH, Inc. and its chapters fundraise to provide scholarships to students pursuing a career within…

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Sustainable, Energy Efficient Environments

by Admin June 4, 2021

Sustainable, energy efficient environments are in high demand and growing globally. idi students learn how to efficiently design space, select eco-friendly materials, and reduce energy using smart home design. As the need for environmental design increases, we are focusing more on efficiency and longevity when designing spaces. Successful eco-friendly design requires product knowledge, and a…

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