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Thesis Showcase


Tiffany Piotrowski | Thesis Presentation

Tiffany Piotrowski hails from Waterloo, Ontario. After earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Honours English from the University of Guelph, Tiffany decided to pursue her true passion of interior design. She moved to Toronto where she completed the intensive three year Bachelor of Interior Design Degree at RCC Institute of Technology, now Yorkville University . Tiffany is passionate about residential design and creating beautiful and functional spaces in which her clients live, grow, and make memories. Tiffany now works as a designer full time at Sarah Richardson design, where she contributes to many exciting residential projects. In her spare time, Tiffany writes the blog ‘Tiffany Leigh Interior Design’, where she shares her journeys in designing her small downtown apartment. She has also had her work featured on the popular lifestyle website ‘The Everygirl’.


Emanuel Bazinet | Thesis Presentation

Emanuel Bazinet is a multi-faceted designer with a lifelong passion for Art and Architecture. Born and raised in Northern Ontario, he has gained a strong appreciation of nature and the environment. All of his designs are reflected within his work, highlighting architectural and artistic beauty while remaining as eco-friendly as possible. Along with his passion of design, Emanuel has an enthusiastic and creative personality that can bring energy and knowledge to any project he embarks on. Having achieved his Bachelors of Interior Design at RCC Institute of Technology, now Yorkville University , Emanuel is excited to pursue further studies in the near future!


Erica Carr | Thesis Presentation

Erica Carr was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick and moved to Ontario at the age of 16. After graduating from High School, she went on to pursue a career in arts and design. She studied Art History and Architecture before obtaining her diploma in Interior Decorating. Her senior thesis research project involved designing for residents living with Alzheimer’s and/ or Dementia, with a focus on the impact that the built environment has on the occupants. She is a member and volunteer in several community based organizations, including the National Kitchen and Bathroom Association (NKBA) Ottawa Chapter, as well as the Greater Ottawa Home Builders Association (GOHBA).


Nadia Khalil | Thesis Presentation

Nadia Khalil is originally from Pakistan and has also lived in Germany and has lived in the Toronto area with her husband and sons for the past 20 years. Having a passion for design since childhood, Khalil was finally able to pursue a degree once online programs became available. She completed the entire BID program online and says, “As a mature student it was a great opportunity for me to learn and achieve things on my own. . . to teach myself in some ways.” Her goal is to continue the refinement of her profession as an interior designer with a commercial design firm and hopes to work in the hospitality sector. She enjoys the diverse working environments offered in design because of its inherently collaborative nature with individual responsibilities as well.


Kelsey Nixon | Thesis Presentation

Kelsey Nixon lives in Toronto, Ontario and recently completed Bachelor of Interior Design with Honours from RCC Institute of Technology, now Yorkville University . Kelsey has lived in Whistler, British Columbia, Banff, Alberta, Europe and Southeast Asia, and says it was experiencing the architecture, art and cultures of the world that lead her to my real passion – interior design. As a mature student she completed my four-year degree and internship is just three years. Kelsey said her goal is to become a certified interior designer, because she believes good design has the ability to enrich lives. “I am most passionate about universal design that incorporates sustainable and ethical design practices with new innovations and technologies,” Kelsey said.


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