• Empowerment, Lucie Meichun Cai (Fourth Year) Empowerment, Lucie Meichun Cai (Fourth Year)
    Empowerment, Lucie Meichun Cai (Fourth Year)
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  • Spa, Xinyan Zhou (Third Year) Spa, Xinyan Zhou (Third Year)
    Spa, Xinyan Zhou (Third Year)
  • Brooklyn Power Station, Richard Vugmayster (Fourth Year) Brooklyn Power Station, Richard Vugmayster (Fourth Year)
    Brooklyn Power Station, Richard Vugmayster (Fourth Year)
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Once you get interior design training you look at things in a different way
Ambar Margarida, Class of 2009

The numbers

Job Placement: In the class of 2018, 19 people graduated. As of January 24, 2019,
17 alumni are employed in design professions (90%), 1 in a different profession (5%), and one is in graduate school (5%).

Acceptance into Graduate Programs: 1 application from the May 2018 graduating class, and 30% have an interest in attending graduate school in the future.

Graduation Rates: 90% of the Class of 2018 graduated in 4 years, 10% graduated in 5 years.

Retention/Attrition: 100% of students enrolled during the Fall 2017 semester returned in Fall 2018, putting attrition at 0%.



SVAID graduates from years past have been employed within the interior design and architecture industry as designers, product specialists, or project managers. Some have continued their education and others have started their own firms. Below is a list of some of the companies that have hired graduates from SVAID:

  • ARExA
  • Bentel & Bentel
  • Bohn Architecture and Design
  • Carnegie Fabrics
  • Cetra Ruddy
  • Cleo Design
  • Clodagh Design
  • Codfish Park Design
  • Dai Hyun M&B
  • DiTommaso & Colaku
  • 1100 Architects
  • Gensler
  • HOK
  • Jeffrey Beers International
  • KFR Design
  • M Moser Associates
  • Perkins Eastman
  • Perkins & Will
  • The Phillips Group (TPG)
  • Spacesmith
  • Ted Moudis Associates
  • TOWN Residential
  • TSIG Consulting
  • Viacom
  • VOA Architecture
  • Vocon