Humber students living the Dream Home

Humber students living the Dream Home


Taylor Roth: We’re designing and building the Dream House for the Home Show. Each designer has been given a different space to work on. Michael Upshall: It’s actually a very unique project
this year. It’s over the top green, fully sustainable and it’s actually going to be the prototype
home that we’re going to be building up north. Dana Wakabayashi: We’re working with actual designers and architects and contractors. We’re kind of learning the way it actually should be in the industry. Michelle Mawby: I love working with the Humber students
because they’re bringing new and fresh ideas to the table. They’re pushing us to actually
be more creative and getting us out of our set ways. Craig Crane: We’re actually asking them to design something like they normally do then we want them to build it and inevitably there’s
a problem or something they didn’t think of or how to connect it or hold it and so
they’re just learning about the nature of you know connections and transitions and things that you can’t learn other than by doing. They’re learning about how to get suppliers on board, about lead times and about doing the detailing, which is really important. That’s one of the biggest things that we do as interior designers. Kristen Masson: We’re given the opportunity to see
the behind the scenes on how like our projects are created. Being able to build it
ourselves gives us a better understanding of shop work and more technical aspects of design. Me
and my partner Alicia are working on the fireplace. Emmanuel Belliveau: We still have some final decisions to make on some final products in the home, like what kind of flooring we’re going
to use, what’s going to go on the walls. You know there’s a lot of big questions still up
in the air that need to be completed. From a sense of understanding what it takes
for the creative process to fulfill itself this is a great real-world experience for them. With respect to the quality of our design team and
the people that are working, I think it’s invaluable.


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