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Ryerson University, School of Interior Design
Strengths
A dedicated School of Interior Design offering a strong base in studio-centred learning – students are constantly challenged to resolve design problems both independently or through collaboration – with access to loads of cutting-access technology

Overview

This workshop-based experiential program has been significantly enhanced by the recent addition of a new state-of-the-art digital fabrication lab including equipment such as 3D printers, laser cutters, a CNC router, 3D scanners and a CNC knife cutter. (Additionally, the school’s Design Fabrication Zone, a multidisciplinary experiential learning lab, is available to Interior Design students.) Classes are taught in a vintage warehouse building in bustling downtown Toronto, its wood and brick artfully exposed. External design-build partnerships introduce students to organizations like the Bata Shoe Museum, IIDEX and the Design Exchange Museum. Semester-long exchanges send students as far away as Australia, Hong Kong and Finland, while a required internship further readies students for professional life.

Notable alumni

George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg of Yabu Pushelberg, Diego Burdi and Paul Filek of Burdifilek, Elaine Cecconi of Cecconi Simone, Ashley Rumsey and Stanley Sun of Mason Studio

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