Student of the Month: Heritage Interior Design

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This month’s National Design Academy Student of the Month is BA Hons Heritage Interior Design student, Hayley Booth.

Hayley has been awarded this month for the submission of her Heritage Conversions module on the BA (Hons) Heritage Interior Design course, see examples of Hayley’s module submission below.

About the BA (Hons) Heritage Interior Design course

The BA (Hons) Heritage Interior Design degree course is aimed at students who want to further enhance their specialist knowledge and skill set on the UK’s only online Heritage Interior Design course. Our course offers students the opportunity to focus on their main area of interest; older properties, whilst learning about the complex design considerations necessary when redesigning a  listed or period property.

The course cover a range of core topics; Research Skills & Contextualisation, Space Planning, Design in Historical Context, Traditional Design Techniques, Design for Listed Buildings, Wall, Floor & Window Treatments for Heritage Buildings, Professional Practice, Heritage Conversions or Independent Study Module. Our course provides students with a solid background in business advice and practice, the skills to set up their own design business or to work as a freelance designer.

What her tutor says…

The submission really grabbed our attention from the outset; from the comprehensive site analysis of her chosen space (Flitcham Barns) which included such broad detail covering the interior and exterior construction, the surrounding location, sun study, survey drawings, drainage and plumbing, amongst other information, to reflecting upon permission and advice required in order to complete the restoration of the site and finally on to the design brief and concluding design proposal.

Hayley Booth, this month's National Design Academy's Student of the Month. BA (Hons) Heritage Interior Design. The Interior construction board.

Hayley Booth, this month's National Design Academy's Student of the Month. BA (Hons) Heritage Interior Design. The layout proposal board.

The full submission was constructed to the highest professional output which really enhanced the communication of her ideas. For this module, Hayley decided to step a little outside of her comfort zone by producing a proposal based for commercial use.  The final project was based around the idea of a ceramic coffee bar; a place to relax, get something to eat and drink, whilst customers being able to get involved in painting their own pottery.

Hayley Booth, this month's National Design Academy's Student of the Month. BA (Hons) Heritage Interior Design. The crafts seating area layout proposal board.

There are many requirements to think about in such a diverse project as this, and with the added criteria of restoring a heritage building at the same time, Hayley really challenged herself with this project.  The outcome was one of a well-rounded, carefully planned and design-led approach, and the strong visuals presented really gave a sense of creativity to the space. Well done, Hayley!

Hayley Booth, this month's National Design Academy's Student of the Month. BA (Hons) Heritage Interior Design. The walls, floors and doors layout proposal board.

Hayley Booth, this month's National Design Academy's Student of the Month. BA (Hons) Heritage Interior Design. The final visual layout proposal board.

Hayley Booth, this month's National Design Academy's Student of the Month. BA (Hons) Heritage Interior Design. The final visual layout proposal board. part 2.

If you are interested in studying on the BA (Hons) Heritage Interior Design degree course or any of our other interior design courses, then please visit our course page to find out more information. Or alternately email us at: enquiries@nda.ac.uk or call us on +44(0)1159 123 412 to discuss our range of courses.

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