TCD's Apparel Design Studio Renovation Heading to Completion

TCD's Apparel Design Studio Renovation Heading to Completion

12 Sep 2011    

The summer-long renovation of the main TCD apparel design studio neared completion just as classes began on August 22 and TCD's fashion design majors quickly made themselves comfortable in their new digs. Features include enlarged workstations, each outfitted with completely retractable sewing machine mounts, drop leaves, and fabric tube storage. The workstations, each accommodating two students, are several inches higher than the models they replace, providing improved ergonomic benefit.

All new seating, new ceiling and lighting, individual student lockers, new storage cabinets, a new sink, new ironing stations and new pin-up walls contribute to a brighter, more efficient and user-friendly environment. Ten new Bernina sewing machines replaced older models that were part of the original workstations. Perhaps most importantly, the square footage of two adjoining faculty offices was incorporated into the studio, thus enlarging the work and conferencing areas. The final component of the renovation, replacement of the existing floor tile treatment, will be completed in summer 2012 in advance of the 2012-13 academic year.

Special thanks for coordinating the project goes to TCD office manager Rosanne Samuelson, who oversaw the planning and progress of the renovation with department chair Michael James. Maclain "Mac" Hunt of UNL's Building Systems Maintenance served as project manager. TCD looks forward to realizing the completion of the full scope of the project in the months ahead.

Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design