NY11+ Exhibition: “Paths to Professionalism” with Prestigious New York Interior Design Colleges at Port Authority Midtown Bus Terminal

New York Eleven Plus (NY11+), a renowned showcase of student interior design talent, is once again featured at the halls of the Port Authority Midtown Bus Terminal. The exhibition promises to captivate audiences with a diverse array of interior design projects, aiming to educate and inspire visitors about the transformative potential of the profession.

Titled ‘Paths to Professionalism,’ this year’s exhibit delves into the multifaceted and complex journey of senior students as they establish themselves as professional interior designers. From March 1st to April 30th, 2024, visitors will have the opportunity to explore the innovative works crafted by students from leading institutions such as the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT SUNY), New York Institute of Technology, New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), Parsons The New School (SCE), Pratt Institute, Rochester University, School of Visual Arts (SVA), and Villa Maria College. With an increase from 6 to 8 participating schools, the expansion highlights the growing significance and impact of interior design education.

Myron Johnson, PABT Curator of Arts and Entertainment, remarks, “New York Eleven Plus (NY11+), has brought together these esteemed colleges in a compelling presentation, showcasing sustainable principles and narratives that underscore the significance of interior design in our daily lives.” Coinciding with United Nations World Creativity and Innovation Day, this year’s New York Eleven Plus (NY11+), Exhibit celebrates creativity, innovation, and the transformative power of design. Each student project featured in the exhibition underwent rigorous evaluation by their college’s curatorial team, focusing on aspects such as functionality, construction approach, and innovative use of materials and techniques.

Hans J. Galutera, NY11+ Vice President and Founder of HG DesignWorks, comments, “As I am one of the Board Members for the New York State of Education (NYSED), this topic holds special significance to me. The interior design profession increasingly includes obtaining relevant education and certifications, and networking with industry professionals, and staying updated on current trends and technologies. Essentially, it encompasses the journey towards becoming a respected and accomplished interior design professional.”

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the NY11+ Exhibition, where creativity, innovation, and the pursuit of excellence converge to shape the future of interior design.

NY11+ was founded by Ruth Lynford in 1997 as an exhibition of work from six New York metropolitan area interior design institutions. Under the auspices of the International Council for Caring Communities (ICCC), a non- governmental agency of the United Nations, students exhibited their work and met with delegates from allover the world, who took back to their native countries the students’ many innovative ideas in interior design. (For more details visit: http://www.ny11plus.org/board-of-directors.php.)