American University of Dubai students exhibit their work at annual Interior Design Senior Showcase

Students from the American University of Dubai have exhibited their final year pieces at the school's annual Interior Design Senior Showcase.

The culmination of an entire degree's study, the display featured the works of dozens of interior design students, offering a visual insight into their individual creative directions.

Taking place the last two days of April, the 24 young designers example pieces included hand-crafted architectural examples, scaled furniture and statement pieces, mood boards, renderings and floorplans of projects that they had dreamt up as part of their final year.

Kristin Lee, AUD Chair and Associate Professor of Interior Design, told INDEX: "The Interior Design Senior Showcase (SSC) represents the pinnacle in four years’ worth of work by our BFA students.

"Our program aims to straddle the line between the current design industry, as well as honouring a traditional BFA education: we graduate work-ready, well-rounded creative thinkers.

"Guided by faculty, our graduates spend their fall semester researching a topic of their choice. In spring semester, it’s all about design. Professors Annamaria Lambri, AUD Associate Professor of Interior Design and Outreach Coordinator Interior Design and Professor Chadi El Tabbah, AUD Associate Professor of Interior Design, have been working with our students since January to question, to think critically and develop the design solutions that are on display at SSC.

"We are very proud of all our students!"

Samantha Kane-Macdonald, INDEX event director, was hugely impressed by the works exhibited. She said: "The BFA degree at the AUD has honed the skills of hundreds of interior designers who are now at the heart of the Middle East's design community.

"The quality of this year's work shows that this tradition will continue on in earnest, and I'd like to congratulate all of the students and professors at the university for another year of exceptional design innovation." 

For more information about the American University of Dubai and its courses, visit

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