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STOEL BURROWES

Assistant Professor AP
Internship Coordinator

burrose@bellsouth.net
Teaching design as process and exploration,
Leading students to new and expanded views of their own potential.

PERSONAL

1108 East Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514
ph:  (919) 968-4749             wk:  (804) 828-3599
e-mail:  burrose@bellsouth.net

EDUCATION

MA Product Design 1994
North Carolina State University, School of Design, Raleigh, NC
Thesis: Pattern Language in Product Design
Exploring the use of pattern language methodology in product design development.
BA History of Art
Yale University, New Haven, CT

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE EXPERIENCE

Hill Country Woodworks                                                1982 - 2001
318 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516.
Builder of fine, contemporary, hardwood furniture, Shop Manager and Product Manager  accomplishing design and sales of standard and custom furniture, and consultation on all aspects of business.  Design and build prototypes and manage into production of standard pieces.  Designed 75% of standard line of fine furniture.  Increased sales of custom furniture from an inconsistent 5-10% to 25+% of business and increased company reputation for custom design and service.

Furniture Design Consultant:                                      1996 - 1997
Davis Furniture Ind., Inc., Randall K. Davis, Pres., High Point, NC 27909.  Design drawing and conceptual work on TC Towers project and ‘Gap’ project.

Korea Institute of Industrial Design Promotion, Design Center Bldg. 128-8, Yunkun-dong, Chongro-ku, Seoul, Republic of Korea.  Four bed designs developed with company in Seoul during a month in Korea.

PROFESSIONAL ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

CURRENT POSITION
UNCG            August 2006 – Present
Lecturer:  Department of Interior Architecture, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
The School of Human and Environmental Sciences
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG)

CLASSES TAUGHT:
Environmental Design I, (IAR 101))                                    F-2006
First year studio with 50 - 60 Freshmen students focused on heuristic learning about materials, making and thinking.  Special attention is put toward spatial understanding as w ell as concept development.
Environmental Design II, (IAR 201))                                    F-2006
Second year studio with 50 - 60 students focused on spatial assessment and planning, concept development, design development, incorporation of functional issues, team work, and presentation.

 

VCU            August 2004 – May 2006
Assistant Professor, Collateral, Virginia Commonwealth University
School of the Arts, Department of Interior Design

CLASSES TAUGHT:
Assistant Professor: Department of Interior Design
School of the Arts
Virginia Commonwealth University
Sophomore Studio (IDES 201-001 & -002) 35 – 40 beginning Interior Design students, team taught with one other faculty member introducing basic studio design concepts using projects entitled ‘Nature as Teacher’, ‘Poetry as Teacher’, ‘The Golden Section Studio’.
Beginning Graphics (IDES 211-002) Basic Manuel Graphics technique, Orthographic, Paraline, 2 & 3d Perspective along with rapid visualization and architectural lettering.
Art Foundation Graphics (ARTF 191-001)
Junior Studio (IDES 301-003) Mid level Interior Design studio using projects entitled ‘Residence from shipping Containers’, ‘Adapting a Ballet Building to a Psychology Department’.
Advanced Graphics, Manual (IDES 311-002) Advanced Technical drawing with rendering techniques and mixed media (photocopy, scanning) communication.
Furniture Design (IDES 324-001) Studio/lecture emphasizing design process from concept through prototype, students design and build with intimate consideration given to materials, time, costs, human factors and history.
Lighting and Color (IDES 323-001) Using light with technical understanding, 30 - 40 juniors explore physics, perception, psychology, color and details to design with light.
Senior Studio (IDES-401-001) 15 Capstone Projects from concept through development and complete presentation.
The Nature of Order, Topics (IDES 491-002) 10 student seminar on the study and practice of the work of Christopher Alexander, concentrating on the 1st book of the Nature of Order series.

 

UNCG            August 2000 – August 2004
Lecturer:  Department of Interior Architecture, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Promoted from adjunct to full time, teaching in 2004 two studios and one support course
Lecturer:        The Department of Interior Architecture
The School of Human and Environmental Sciences
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG)

CLASSES TAUGHT:
Lecturer:        The Department of Interior Architecture
The School of Human and Environmental Sciences
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG)
Senior Studio final Summer Session, (IAR 412)                        Sm 2004
Furniture Design Studio, (IAR 301/411)                                    F-2000 – S-2004
Studio emphasizing design process from concept through prototype with 12 -16 Juniors and Seniors.  Students design and build a full scale product.  Intimate considerations are given to materials, time, costs, human factors and history.
Environmental Design IV, (IAR 412)                                    S 2004
Senior Interior Architecture Studio project on Low-Income Health Care Clinic - Programming, Budget, Concept Development, Design Development and Presentation
Environmental Design I, (IAR 101 + 102)                                    F-2001 – S-2004
First year studio with 50 - 60 Freshmen students focused on heuristic learning about materials, making and thinking.  Special attention is put toward spatial understanding as w ell as concept development.
Lighting Design, (IAR 431 and 535)                                    S-2002 – S-2004

1st Year Graphics, (IAR 121 + 122)                                    S-2003 – S-2004
2 and 3 dimensional technical drawing, visualization and composition with 50 - 60 students.


MICA            Spring 2002 and Spring 2004
Lecturer:  Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

CLASSES TAUGHT:
Mini-Mester:  Ancient Joinery and Modern Design                        May, 2002 and 2004
10 students in 2 week, 80 contact hour, workshop focused on Egyptian and other traditional mortise & tenon and dovetail joinery with application to current design.

 

MAYLAND TECH            1980
Instructor:  Continuing Education Program, Mayland Technical College, Spruce Pine, NC.

CLASSES TAUGHT:
Drafting in North Carolina State Prison                                    1980 - 1981
Basic drafting techniques taught to 10 - 16 inmates.

 

UNIVERSITY SERVICE VCU
Student Advising, 2004 – 2006;  Student Wash. DC Trip, 2004;  Student Fallingwater Trip, 2005
VCU School of the Arts, Anderson Gallery Committee, 2004 – 2005;  Student Awards Show, 2005
VCU School of the Arts, Library Committee, 2004 - 2006

UNIVERSITY SERVICE UNCG
Student Advising, 2001 – 2004;  Wood shop Management, 2002 – 2003;  Industrial Shop Safety Committee, 2002 – 2004;  Exhibit of Department of Interior Architecture Student work in University Student Center ;  SOAR 2003, New student summer orientation sessions

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
22nd National Conference on the Beginning Design Student, 2006

21st National Conference on the Beginning Design Student, 2005
Presented with co-author Kevin Wyllie:  ‘Gumption and the Beginning Designer’
EDRA 36, The 36th Annual Conference of Environmental Design Research Association 2005, Vancouver, Canada
Poster presentation on ‘Gumption and the Designer’
IDEC National Conference 2003, San Diego, CA
Presentation, with co-author Novem Mason:  ‘Using Product Design in the Teaching of Interior Design’
IDEC Regional Conference 2002, New York, NY
Presentation, with co-author Novem Mason:  ‘Teaching Interior Product Design Using Selected Competition’

 

STUDENT SUCCESS
Through national competition entry students are challenged to succeed
Finalist                                    ICFF, Future Furniture Competition, 2004
Winner and Finalist            Design on the Green Edge, Furniture Competition, 2001
Winner                                    Eco-Friendly Furniture Design Competition, 2002

 

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