Kari Merkl, interior design faculty, exhibits two pieces from her Merkled furniture collection at the Museum of Contemporary Craft through January 2015.
Each spring term, the entire Marylhurst interior design student population comes together for a four-hour design charrette. Students are grouped across years, and this shared experience allows tremendous opportunities for peer learning and collaboration.
We typically work with a non-profit organization on a real situation. For example, in early 2010, we worked with Marylhurst University to brainstorm the possibilities for the Belluschi Pavilion, an historic, architecturally relevant home which will be rebuilt on the Marylhurst campus in the near future. Teams explored how the facility could be used for teaching and learning, cultural events, staff development and informal gatherings.