Interior Design degree students got a taste of what it is like to design for a real show home when they were given the opportunity by a nationwide building company.
Students on the BA (Hons) Applied Interior Design course, run by the University of Suffolk at West Suffolk College, were given show homes in Bury St Edmunds owned by Taylor Wimpey, as a real life project.
Once they were given their brief, they had to come up with concepts, samples and specifications along with a detailed budget sheet.
The group then presented their results to senior sales executive Simon Long and sales manager Olivia Peters who were impressed with the work and the high standard they presented.
Course leader, Sue Winslett said: “It was a really enjoyable project. We always set live briefs to our Interior Design students to give them a proper flavour of a real scenario in industry, and the opportunity to build up skills in professional communication. This was a great example of such a collaboration, and we are very grateful to Taylor Wimpey for providing the opportunity”.
*Photo shows Year 2 degree students with their designs
*Photo shows Simon Long and Olivia Peters listening to student Jane Whyman’s presentation