Monthly Archives: February 2010

Object Designer Lisa Smith Presentation!

Open to all interested students!

 Lisa Smith co-founder of the Object Design League is giving a presentation in Morlen Sinoway’s experimental design class this Monday Night,  March 1st 5:30 in room 420.

Be there!

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Commencement is coming …

Harrington’s annual commencement ceremony will be held on May 1st!

If you completed your coursework in December 2009, or plan to complete your coursework by the end of April 2010 or August 2010, you are invited to participate.   To RSVP, stop by the 2nd floor reception desk and request a graduation packet.

The deadline to RSVP is April 1st and you must RSVP in order to participate.

Great Field Trip to Gensler’s Office in the Louis Sullivan Building!

Check the pictures:



Bethany Johnson and her ELE334,  LEED Green Building Rating System Class, went to a field trip to the  Gensler office  on 11 East Madison Street in Chicago.

This  was  one of two field trips to see LEED certified projects.  Todd Heiser from Gensler was  leading the tour of the space while talking about documentation and design implementation of a LEED certified project.  At the end Todd has also volunteered to show the students the Gensler material library, and how the organization of the library helps to choose sustainable products.


Sustainability and historical preservation combined with creativity, that’s what we experienced on this excellent  field trip.


 Thank you, Todd Heiser and Bethany Johnson!

Internship Opportunity with IIDA

Communications and Marketing Intern

Chicago, IL

Department: Communication & Marketing

Employer Information:

The International Interior Design Association is a professional networking and educational association with more than 13,000 members advancing the profession worldwide. IIDA is committed to excellence in interior design by maintaining high educational standards, connecting its members and empowering the profession with visionary leadership.

Job Description:

An IIDA internship will allow you to gain valuable work experience, build your skill set, profit from networking opportunities, and get an insider’s view of the day-to-day business of an association. Interns are treated as regular staff members and are invited to participate in IIDA related activities. Interns fill a vital role in our organizational structure.

IIDA is looking for immediate assistance from a motivated individual to assist with communication and marketing efforts. The intern will work in the Communications and Marketing department and support the team in day-to-day projects.

These projects may include: website maintenance, student marketing initiatives, newsletter creation and blog research. The right candidate will be an independent, self-starter who will take this opportunity and run with it.


Candidate should be capable of initiating and maintaining strong personal relationships. In addition, he/she should be able to coordinate with all the departments involved to ensure the completion of projects. A high degree of organization and self-motivation is required. This person must quickly learn the association industry.

Additional skills include:

Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint,

Confident, well-spoken individual capable of professionally representing the organization Excellent research, writing, and phone/email communication skills

Familiarity with website administration Ability to work effectively in a team

Energy, enthusiasm, and a strong desire to learn Self starter An interest in the

Interior Design industry Hours:

How to Apply:

Please submit your cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and a brief description of your interests to IIDA Headquarters to Crandon Gustafson at
NOTES: Local Chicago Residents Preferred (No Relo). Additional Salary Information: THIS POSITION IS UNPAID BUT IS ELIGIBLE FOR COURSE CREDIT.

On-Campus Student Worker Positions Available

Occupancy (A division of Facility Management for the college) is hiring student workers.

The requirements are as follows:

-Must have completed one full semester

-Must be able to lift 50lbs

-Quick on your feet

Your responsibilities would include but not limited to:

-Deliver campus mail

-Ensure drafting tables are in running order

-Make sure cleaning products are stocked in classrooms

-Set up/Tear down for school events

-keeping classrooms and lounges clean

This position is a 20 hr/week position. 4 shifts per week.  Flexible Hours.

To Apply:

If you are interested in this position please drop a resume to Stephanie Graham, in Rm 411

send resume to Stephanie Graham at with “Occupancy Student Worker” in the subject line.

Green Building Showcase

MMPI is pleased to inform you about an upcoming USGBC Chicago Chapter event taking place at The Merchandise Mart.

Join the USGBC – Chicago Chapter on our first Green Building Showcase –  a green walking-tour event designed to educate and demonstrate some of the best of Chicago’s LEED for Commercial Interiors certified spaces, as well as learn from companies leading the way in sustainable business practices and principles.  Through sustainable design, businesses worldwide are seeing numerous benefits to their bottom line, including increased profitability, improved office culture, marketability, health, and satisfaction of staff and clients.

In addition to being the largest commercial building to achieve Silver LEED for Existing Buildings certification, Chicago’s Merchandise Mart currently boasts one of the largest collections of LEED for Commercial Interiors (CI) projects in the world.

Participating LEED for Commercial Interiors certified Mart showrooms include:

– Allsteel – This active display space is designed for routine changes and updates.  Features include direct occupant views, wood tile flooring that is made from regional reclaimed barn wood, and large scale recycled aluminum tile flooring, which contribute to a LEED-CI Gold certification.
– The HON Company – This forward thinking showroom boasts of pairing sophistication with sustainable perfection.  The showroom’s use of their sustainable office systems and recycled materials helped this space to achieve LEED-CI Silver certification.
– Haworth – The Haworth Chicago showroom was the first LEED Gold certified space in the Merchandise Mart.  Each year, the Haworth showroom in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart adapts to reflect global concepts, new planning ideas and enhanced integration capabilities.  Raised access floor, movable walls, and adaptable interiors incorporating sustainable materials are showcased in the Haworth showroom.
– Milliken – Through low-VOC paint, a daylight management system, and the use of their own bio-based innovation, the Milliken showroom has achieved LEED-CI Gold certification.
– Steelcase – Here is your chance to visit one of several earth-friendly facilities by Steelcase.  See the difference between just being “green” and being a GreenGiant in this LEED-CI Gold certified showroom.  Steelcase features an extensive collection of environmentally intelligent products.

The event will begin at the Steelcase showroom for registration, networking, and opening remarks.  Tours will leave the Steelcase showroom promptly at 5:45 PM, so please arrive prior to 5:30 PM.  Late arrivals may not be guaranteed access to all showrooms.

5:00 – 5:30  Registration & Networking
5:30 – 5:45  Opening Comments
5:45 – 8:00  LEED Certified Mart Showroom Tours

Thank you to our Event Sponsors at the Birch Level –

The HON Company
Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.
Milliken Contract

Thank you to our Event Sponsor at the Elm Level –


To register visit:

Spring is coming soon! Field trip to NYC, ICFF

5th Harrington Field Trip to

New York City,  ICFF International Contemporary Furniture Fair!

Dates:  We meet  Friday May 14  at 12 pm in Soho, to Sunday May 17  2009 evening.

Book your own flights and hotel, or crash on your NY friends couch.

Visit  the exiting furniture and fashion showrooms in  Soho and Chelsea, visit the MOMA and other museums,

We are trying to do the Donald Judd event again with Peter Ballantine.

Go  shopping and have and fun. Bring your friends.

Book your own flights and hotel, or crash on your NY friends couch

Costs only $ 100.- each participants for  your tour guide and the organization, it includes the ICFF  entry  tickets.

We need 14 participants. Open to all programs.  Reserve your spot  and email to Peter:

Check pictures from last year’s great field trip: