Marywood University News

Architecture Students Present at World’s Largest Home Furnishings Industry Trade Show

The University’s interior architecture and architecture students, including Jake Amendola, Dupont, Pa., fifth year architecture student; Josh Berman, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., master of interior architecture student; Brittany Goals, Boyleston, Mass., fourth year interior architecture student; Missy Paulus, Neffs, Pa., third year architecture student; and Emily Pieshefski, Olyphant, Pa., fourth year interior architecture student, presented their designs at the fall High Point Market in High Point, North Carolina.

For the second consecutive year, the University’s architecture and interior architecture students spent the summer academic session learning about and preparing for “The Groovystuff by Design: Connecting Education with Industry Challenge.” The special topics course, taught by Stephen Garrison, assistant professor of interior architecture/design, focuses on residential furniture design, using recycled materials.

The work created during the studio was exhibited in a sponsored booth at the High Point Market. High Point designers, manufacturers, and retailers judge the attending students’ work. The winning entry will go into production with Groovystuff, and students will be able to earn royalties on their sales. Students from last year with their designs in production and for sale in the Groovystuff booth at High Point Market, are: Gianni Monteleone, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., fifth year architecture student, and Emily Scappatura, Dalton, Pa., master of interior architecture student.

Groovystuff is a not-for-profit company that represents a breakthrough approach to the nurturing of home furnishings design talent, in partnership with leading U.S. colleges and universities. Its foundation, “The University Hall of Innovation & Job Creation,” sponsor this initiative, which provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate sustainability through an eco-friendly furniture design challenge.