2 Weeks / Noncredit

Environmental Design & Interior Design

Sat. July 28 & Sun. July 29 Mandatory Move-in & Orientation 

Class runs July 30 – August 10, 2018 

The Environmental & Interior Design Summer College Program at Syracuse University introduces high school students to design principles and methods focused on the built environment. Through the exploration of the art and architecture of environmental design, students learn about the expanding practices of interior architecture, interior design, and spatial design.  This studio uses the city as a laboratory to investigate the historical, cultural, and behavioral impacts of design.

Students work closely with faculty to develop research, ideation, iteration, and making skills within a broader context.  Individual exercises engage form, space, time, and movement in a project developed through a structured conceptual process.  Field documentation, drawing, diagramming, and model-making are supplemented by group discussions of contemporary issues impacting the built environment.  Projects include both two- and three-dimensional works employing line, shape, color, texture, and space essential for college admissions portfolios intended for a range of design disciplines.

This class is currently limited to 18 students.

Program Costs:

Please visit our program costs page for more detailed information.

*Program rates are subject to change and will be approved by the board of trustees in March.

*Students must be a minimum of 15 years of age by the orientation and move-in date.

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Faculty Bio

Seyeon Lee, PhD – Instructor, School of Design

Seyeon Lee is an instructor in the School of Design. Prior to joining Syracuse University, Lee taught foundation design studios at the Texas A&M University School of Architecture. Before entering academia, she worked as an architectural and interior designer and project manager in the offices of Clifford Planning and Architecture (Hawaii) and MG2 (Seattle) for over fourteen years. Lee’s professional portfolio includes residential, commercial, retail, hospitality, and urban planning projects in the United States, South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. She is a NCIDQ certified interior designer and a LEED Accredited Professional.

Lee holds a bachelor in environmental design and a master of architecture from Montana State University and a Ph.D. in architecture from Texas A&M University. Her Ph.D. research focused on developing instructional strategies to improve and strengthen design education with learning objectives that include cost as an integral design determinant. Her research interests engage community architecture with an emphasis on sustainable and affordable architectural design and planning with a special focus on housing affordability.