Long Time Instructor Pam Hacker Retiring

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For those who have not yet heard, Pam Hacker will be retiring from CPCC at the end of this year. As she enters this new chapter of life, please make plans to join us as we honor her 20+ years of service to CPCC and her devotion to our students.

What:   DES Advisory Committee/Student & Faculty Fall Conclave:
In Honor of Pam Hacker’s Retirement

When:  Monday, November 28
12:00 – 1:30pm

Where:  Central Piedmont Community College
Levine Tech Building, Room LT 2003
Corner of Elizabeth Ave and Charlottetown Ave

Cake and refreshments will be served. Please feel free to contact Mitchell Campbell, at mick.campbell@cpcc.edu, should you have any questions.

 

 

STUDENT MONIKA NESSBACH GETS MEDIA ATTENTION!

Monika Nessbach, owner and principal designer of Designbar LLC and part time Interior Design student at Central Piedmont Community College, has been getting some great publicity lately.

The April 2016 issue of Charlotte Home + Garden ran an article titled “Inside a Designer’s Street Chic Home” featuring Monika’s home and office located in a Dilworth townhouse. Additionally, about four months ago a Charlotte Observer article, “Second Acts: Charlotte Designer’s Business Gets Boost From Former Employer”, described how Monika launched her design business while working for Continental Tire and taking interior design classes in her spare time.

Monika joined the CPCC Interior Design program as a part-time student in 2009. And with her success as an interior designer she continues to pursue department coursework for professional development, continued education and personal enrichment.

During the spring semester of 2015, Monika met a young classmate who would later intern for her. Together, they designed the stage setting for TEDx Charlotte in October of 2015 at Label Charlotte. The design featured red arrows pointing in different directions exemplifying the theme of the conference – Friction. The team wanted to add an aspect of giving back to the community through their design. Therefore, one of the arrows was built by stacking 1,000 cans of Campbell’s Soup that were later donated to the local food bank!

This spring, Monika is taking Architectural BIM (Building Information Modeling) which focuses on building computer 3D models using Autodesk Revit software. After only three classes, she used her newly acquired Revit skills to design a kid’s playhouse pavilion. Her design has been chosen to be constructed as part of the “Wee House” exhibition for the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens in Gastonia, NC. The Wee House exhibition is scheduled open at the end of April 2016 and is intended to inspire the imagination and evoke memories of childhoods past.

We are delighted and very proud to have Monika as a student in our program here at CPCC. She brings professional experience to the classroom enriching the learning experience for everyone.

Way to go Monika!!

First Tuesday Information Sessions for April and May

New, interested and prospective students are invited to attend our First Tuesday Information Sessions on the first Tuesday of April and May from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Program faculty will be available to answer questions and offer career advice.  Tours of our facilities will also be conducted for those interested.   Location will be room LT 2003 of the Levine Tech Building on Central Campus at the corner of Elizabeth and Charlottetown Ave’s.  Parking is available in the student deck adjacent to the building.  Contact Mick Campbell at 704.330.6548 or mick.campbell@cpcc.edu for additional info.

FIRST TUESDAY INFORMATION SESSIONS FOR APRIL & MAY

New, interested and prospective students are invited to attend one of our First Tuesday Information Sessions on April 5th or May 3rd from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm.

Representatives from the program will be available to answer questions, and offer academic and career advice.  Tours of our facilities will also be conducted for those interested.   Location will be room LT 2003 of the Livine Tech Building on Central Campus.  Contact the Program Chair, Mitchell Campbell at mick.campbell@cpcc.edu or 704.330.6548 for additional info.

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INFORMATION SESSION EVERY FIRST THURSDAY @ 2:30 pm

New, interested and prospective students are invited to attend our First Thursday Information Session the first Thursday of each month from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm.  Present will be a representative from each program available to answer questions and offer career advice.  Tours of our facilities will also be conducted for those interested.   Location will be room LT 2003 of the Livine Tech Building on Central Campus.  Contact Becky Barran at 704.330.6189 for additional info.

WHAT IS BIM?

BIM is an acronym for Building Information Modeling.  It describes the process of designing a building collaboratively using one 3D computer model rather than as separate sets of drawings.

BIM is essentially the new CAD.   And for a successful career in the building design and construction fields, a well-grounded education in BIM is becoming increasing important.  With this in in mind we in the Architectural Technology Program at CPCC have developed the DIPLOMA IN BIMto serve the needs of regional design firms, construction companies, and those with a desire to work in this exciting and growing field.   

For more info on this new program see:  https://arts.cpcc.edu/academics/architectural-technology/programs-of-study/diploma-in-bim-building-information-modeling

 

CPCC Interior Design Graduate awarded 1st Prize

CPCC Interior Design Graduate awarded 1st Prize in 2013 Southern Spring Home and Garden Show IDS Showhouse

Ruth McKinney was awarded 1st prize in 2013 Southern Spring Home and Garden Show IDS Showhouse. Ms. McKinney, a CPCC 2010 Interior Design graduate, is currently the proprietor of McKinney Design (http://www.mck-design.com).

The theme of the 2013 Southern Spring Home and Garden Show was “Hollywood and Vines”. Ms. McKinney drew inspiration for her award winning room from the 1999 version of the movie The Thomas Crown Affair with Pierce Brosnan and Renee Russo.

Ms. McKinney shared how her design came together: “As soon as I thought of the movie, I knew I had to use Magritte’s Son of Man above the mantle (anyone who has seen the movie knows why) and it was clear that the room needed to be a sophisticated (and wealthy) bachelor’s study. With the help of vendors who loaned and/or donated their products and services – furniture and accessories, area rug, window treatments and framing – the room came together better than I imagined!”

Click link below to view Ms. McKinney’s award winning Showhouse.

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