Upton Hall 214
Buffalo State, State University of New York
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
Fax: (716) 878-4231
Please join the Interior Design Department's students, faculty, and staff as we celebrate the hard work and dedication of our students' accomplishments currently on display at the Czurles-Nelson Gallery in Upton Hall at SUNY Buffalo State. The closing reception of this exhibit is on Thursday, September 26, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The event also marks the successful culmination of the accreditation visit by the Council of Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).
Assistant Professor, Interior Design, 3D CAD, BIM & Digital Media.
Teach computer courses in 3D CAD, digital presentation, and studio courses in interior design as well as manage and oversee the computer lab.
- Teach digital media courses with software including but not limited to:
a. BIM (AUTOCAD 3D) Drafting, Modeling, Rendering. Development of construction documents, photo realistic presentation drawings, use of lighting modules and other 3D plugins.
b. Adobe CS6 Suite Photoshop for presentation boards, Illustrator for drawing, InDesign for Desktop publishing.
c. Trimble SketchUp pro Mass modeling and refined, rendered models using SketchUp plugins. d. Experience in 3D printing 3D model maker, rapid prototyping, laser cutting.
e. Working knowledge of Revit.
- Teach upper level studio courses that explore, apply and synthesize 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional elements and principles of design (including color theory) which relates to interior design projects using both manual and digital media as well as methods of building sketch, study, and scale models that are reinforced in the upper levels.
- Engage in scholarly research, practice, or creative activity leading to professional growth and the advancement of the profession.
- Active participation in departmental meetings which address such issues as on-going curricular and faculty development, retention and recruitment, personnel actions, searches, budget concerns, etc. Applicant will serve as the department representative on the Teaching, Learning and Technology Roundtable (TLTR) Committee.
- Contribute to the General Education Program and/or Honors Program and demonstrate commitment to Buffalo State's mission, vision and core values.
- Coordination of the computer lab.
Master's degree in interior design, architecture, or related field. Demonstrated professional experience in interior design, architecture, or related field. NCIDQ certification or ability to earn certification within two (2) years of appointment. Strong record of scholarly/creative activity and professional practice.
Experience in and evidence of research in the application and/or teaching of digital media or other related topics. Additional teaching experience is preferred along with a record of excellence in teaching in higher education. LEED accreditation.
Open Until Filled
Required Applicant Documents:
Curriculum Vitae (academic)
Names and contact information for 3 professional references
Send materials all to:
Professor Barry R. Yavener
Interior Design Department
Upton Hall 214
Buffalo State (SUNY)
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Runway 6.0 - Spring 2013
City Bits/City Bytes Project
Fibers/Design and Interior Design Collaboration
Buffalo State Student Union, 2nd Floor
Saturday, April 27 – Monday, May 8
Projects on display are wall hanging paper reliefs and wearable sculptures which were developed from a previous Material Manipulation–paper project. Every student or team of two students was assigned to cover one masterpiece of Buffalo’s architecture. The main focus was on concepts, aesthetics, searching for final form and presentation of the artworks in the gallery space.
Jozef Bajus, associate professor, Fibers\Design Program
Jörg Schnier, associate professor, Interior Design
Portals to Another Landscape
Czurles-Nelson Gallery in Upton Hall
March 18 – April 1
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Kristina Siegel, originally from Dresden, Germany, now living part time in Buffalo, is an internationally acclaimed installation artist and scenographer.
She holds a master of fine art in scenography from the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden as well as a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Technology in Dresden.
"Portals to another landscape a spatial installation, developed for the Czurles-Nelson Gallery at Buffalo State, continues my study of the Memento Mori theme.
Immaterial tomb slabs sewn out of transparent silk organza with translations of their life-sized medieval portrait reliefs into abstract line drawings are placed upright in a circle around an empty center. Their configuration makes reference to archaic burial sites and ritual places of the past. While the surrounding space showcases large landscape drawings representing the natural cycle-of-life, the inner center-space remains introverted, enigmatic.
The tomb slabs form imaginary portals marking a boundary that ultimately remains undecipherable. Their vertical position enables the portraits of those buried–which could be read as guardian figures or dissolving mirror images–to engage the viewer in a silent dialogue on the transitory nature of all things."
October 9, 2012
The show Elaborate Paper will exhibit selected experimental student projects developed this fall 2012 semester in cooperation between the Interior Design sophomore studio “Spatial Experiments” and the Fiber Design junior studio taught by associate professors Jörg Schnier and Jozef Bajus.
On display will be a huge variety of small paper texture samples exploring the aesthetic and structural properties of paper products. Building on this design research the students are currently in the process of designing wearable sculptures. Elaborate Paper is on display through October 26. Attend a reception at the Czurles-Nelson Gallery in Upton Hall on Tuesday, October 9, at 5:00 p.m. and enjoy the finished projects!
For information please contact the Interior Design Department at (716) 878-5252.
Runway Show 2012
Interior Design students exhibited their work at the Runway 5.0 Synthesis Show, April 21, 2012, featuring student designers, wearable art, installations, auctions, and more. Two shows at 3:00 and 8:00 p.m. Pierce Arrow Building, 1685 Elmwood Avenue.
On display at the Runway 5.0 Synthesis show were selected wearable art student projects made form non-traditional materials such as paper doilies, nail gun ammunition, straws, and soda lids, developed in the fall 2011 IDE 201 Spatial Experiments course taught by associate professor Jörg Schnier.
The Buffalo State Student Chapter of the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) designed and built a 15-foot chandelier for the VIP area of the Runway 5.0 Synthesis Fashion Show.
January 23-February 10
Interior Design Student Show 2012
The annual Interior Design student show, held in Upton Hall's Czurles-Nelson Gallery, showcased outstanding interior design studio projects. Interior design faculty assure that the highest quality student work is exhibited. Student work from the freshman sequence, residential, retail, public buildings, office lighting, and interior detailing is presented in the form of audio-visual media, drawings, physical models, renderings, and computer renderings and animations.