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This year's Portfolio for SVAID, School of Visual Arts Interior Design, is all about possibility—the possibility of imagining a space in which people can live, work and play, and then moving that space from concept to design to reality. In these pages we have attempted to capture the excitement, energy and vitality at SVAID that breathes life into our students’ work and fosters an atmosphere of exploration and creativity.

SVAID students are passionate and inquisitive. They look through discerning eyes and wonder how they can make the world a better place. They are informed and inspired by the diversity of New York City, conversations with faculty, guest lecturers and classmates, and by combing museums, physical and virtual libraries, galleries and showrooms. They take this inspiration and combine it with advanced technical skills and deep industry knowledge. The result is brilliantly communicated ideas, realized dreams and amazing spaces.

The work at SVAID is energizing, deliberate, innovative and conscientious. Our students are prepared to make a difference. They are the future of the built environment. 

Dr. Carol Bentel FAIA, ASID, IIDA

Dr. Carol Bentel has chaired SVA Interior Design since 2018. She is a partner of Bentel & Bentel Architects, an architecture, interior design and planning firm.

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