Community Engagement

community engagement

Our Design Department believes that design is more than just aesthetics; it’s also the ability to apply what they learn in the classroom in order to better their communities, not only as designers, but as global citizens. Our Interior Design students often help in the design of various community spaces throughout the Bay Area. Listed below are some of the partnerships our Interior Design students were able to take part in as designers to meaningful community improvement.


DsIT 103

  • California State Parks and Friends of Gilroy Hot Springs—Design for the restoration of the Historic Gilroy Hot Springs Thermal Baths.  |  2012
  • City of San José Department of Cultural Affairs—Paseo de San Antonio / A Living Room for San José.  |  2013
  • Mathson Middle School—Furniture and seating for the students of Mathson.  | 2018
  • Northside Neighborhood and CommUniverCity—Empire + 13th / A Living Room for San José.  |  2018

DsIT 104

  • The Sunnyvale Police Department with Barry Swenson Builders—Proposal for the Sunnyvale Civic Center. | 2014
  • Chung Tai Zen Center of Sunnyvale—Zen Monastery Retreat Design Proposals | 2015

DsIT 109

  • Martin Luther King Library San José—Develop Curriculum for the Maker Space Ship. | 2017

DsIT 110

  • Vestor.In—Non-profit Startup Temple design for emerging tech in San Francisco. | 2016

DsGN 180

  • African American Community Service Agency and CommUniverCity—Interior design proposals for building renovation. | 2018