NYSID Announces Lineup for Fall 2019 Public Programs

August 19, 2019

The New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) is proud to announce its curated roster of high-profile public programs with award-winning leaders in interior design and architecture.

The College’s 2019 fall Public Programs gather a diverse group of industry leaders to participate in panels and discussions on topics about interior design, architecture, and the build environment.

NYSID will launch its fall season of public programs with “What’s New, What’s Next,” featuring Jessica Phillips, Vice President of Business Development and Hospitality at the Phillips Collection, on Thursday, September 12 from 12PM to 8PM at the New York Design Center (200 Lexington Avenue, New York City).

As part of its long-standing commitment to exceptional interior design education and to advancing the industry, the College continues to build on its tradition of engaging the extended design community in innovative and thought-provoking lectures and conversations for distinguished professionals, design enthusiasts, influencers, and other audience members in the many varied disciplines of design.

Unless stated otherwise, public programs will be held at the New York School of Interior Design’s Arthur Satz Auditorium (170 East 70 Street, New York City).

To purchase tickets or reserve student tickets in advance, visit the nysid.edu/events or call 212-472-1500, ext. 405.

Below is a complete listing of fall 2019’s upcoming public events.


WNWN, Phillips Collection and New York School of Interior Design Present – The Power of Social Media – How to Strategically Improve Your Social Media Brand

New York Design Center

200 Lexington Avenue, New York City

Panel Discussion

Thursday, September 12, 2019, For more information, visit What’s New, What’s Next.  

 Join us for a panel discussion that explores the multiple ways social media can be utilized for interior designers throughout different stages of their careers. Moderated by Jessica Phillips, Vice President of Business Development and Hospitality at the Phillips Collection, panelists includes NYSID Alumni Beth Diana Smith, owner and principle designer of Beth Diana Smith Interior Design and Gideon Mendelson, founder of Mendelson Group, Leyden Lewis, founder and creative director of Leyden Lewis Design Studio and Director of NYSID’s Institute for Continuing and Professional Studies, and NYSID MFA-1 student Dahiana Peña, marketing coordinator for the New York School of Interior Design’s Graduate Student Association.   


New Tools: Revolutionizing the Process of Design

Panel Discussion

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 6PM

How are new technologies helping interior designers to create environments and experiences which are built to suit spaces for different clients? Meet with Alpha’a Inc.Ornare, and more to learn how they are revolutionizing the interior design process by creating frictionless experiences, offering customizable products and lowering the barriers for entering the market to more people.

Our Lifespan by Design: The Creative Challenge


Monday, October 14, 2019, 6PM

For nearly five decades, internationally renowned designer and gerontologist, Patricia Moore, Ph.D. has embraced the challenge of designing for all as the mandate of her storied career. Named “Design Mind” by the 2019 National Design Award, Dr. Moore is celebrated for her singular efforts to recognize people of all ages and abilities as equal in their right for the highest quality of life, by Design. Join us to hear Dr. Moore’s vision for delivering equity by design, for the lifespan, today and in the future.

Michael I. and Patricia M. Sovern Lecture on Design with Annabelle Selldorf


Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 6PM

This year, the annual Michael I. and Patricia M. Sovern Lecture on Design honors architect Annabelle Selldorf. Annabelle Selldorf is the principal of Selldorf Architects, a 70-person architectural design practice that she founded in New York City in 1988. The firm creates public and private spaces that manifest a clear and modern sensibility to enduring impact. Since its inception, the firm’s guiding principles have been deeply rooted in humanism. At every scale and for every condition, Selldorf Architects designs for the individual experience. As a result, its work is brought to life, and made complete, by those who use it.


AD PRO Editors Answer: How to Get Your Project Published

Panel Discussion

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 6PM

Publishing can be a secretive world, so how do the storied interiors you've come to know and love wind up in your favorite magazines? In an interactive panel that aims to get all your burning questions answered, Architectural Digest's AD PRO editors open the curtain on what it really takes to get published, featuring AD PRO editor Katy Olson and others from the team. 

 A Shared Point of View: Preserving Cultural Heritage through Design


Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 6PM

For two and half decades the team at Champalimaud Design have created a wealth of inspired spaces within landmark and historic buildings around the world. Working with and within these kinds of places goes beyond simple decorating fixes, it requires a specific approach, certain shared understanding, and sensitivity for what these spaces mean to the end user. 

Through projects like Raffles Singapore, Troutbeck, and Hotel Bel Air, partner Jon Kastl walks you through the process and importance of mindfully preserving the history, culture and intangible heritage of the international places that we as designers work in while making them relevant to today’s traveler.


Finding the Character in Design, with Calvin Tsao


Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 6PM

 Calvin Tsao is often asked how he typically approaches new projects. The answer might surprise some, but the detail of a project isn’t necessarily the straight lines or geometry or symmetry – those are important of course, but for him it’s largely about the character of the project. Much like an actor in a play or a musical, a project takes on a specific character, and he is always eager to study and understand the mood or the feeling of the space, what it is intended for, and how it will be used. Join Calvin Tsao for an intimate look into his process, projects, and design approach.

 Pulling Back the Curtain: Female Design Council

Panel Discussion

Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6PM

 Join the Female Design Council, a professional membership organization for women in design, for a conversation about real-world relationships and nuances of working together as architects, interior designers, and product designers. Moderated by Lauren Urband, founder of The Consultancy PR and featuring a panel of professional women forging unique paths in the design and architecture landscape. We will dig into the hands-on experience and intricacies of multi-discipline projects, how to expand your practice to engage with these types of projects and relevant tools to apply to your business and career. 

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