You're probably aware that I finally graduated and got my BS Interior Design degree a few months ago, and I now have a job. But I still haven't posted my very first interior design project nor my graduation ceremony (backlog queen). So I figured to post it now before I start posting new designs here on my blog. But before I show you the finished design, I'll start with the construction phase of my thesis practicum project.
The University of Santo Tomas' final requirement for the BS Interior Design graduating student is working on a real design project. After passing thesis, the very last requirement is the practicum project. Usually, the student just have to find a client who's willing to let her work on their space, all expenses paid by the said client. The whole interior design project is under a time frame - just one semester (approximately 4 months) to finish everything or else there's no graduation for her. As for my case, however, the architectural structure was also squeezed in in the time frame.
It was very stressful, though less stressful than the thesis study, and I had shed so many tears on this. But I must say, it was a wonderful and fun experience to have a taste of what's in store for me in the real world. I had a very, very complicated client and so many changes happened that I learned how to adjust the design (and also fight for what's right. haha. ---for the proper layout and design that is). And I also learned how to supervise a construction team. The whole experience was fun and I learned so much. I seriously love my University for training me to the extent. :)
I finished on time (alleluia!) and I am very proud to exclaim that I got a grade of flat 1 (wooohooo) for this interior design project! :">