The Multifaceted Vision of Andreas De Camps in Her Role as New Co-Coordinator of the Interior Design Major

After graduating as an architect from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) and earning a Master’s in Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture, Andreas De Camps, also an interior designer, worked for several years for important New York firms in her specialties such as  Robert A.M. Stern Architects and Gensler New York.

When Andreas returned to her native country, the Dominican Republic, she decided to create Studio AD, a multidisciplinary, integrated new company, focused on the convergence of architecture, interior design, and art, as well as on the creation of objects, graphics, materials, and textures. 

To be co-leader of the Interior Design major with Laura de Pegna is simply a product of her passion for design and her interest in sharing her experience and knowledge of the world of interior design.

Among the hopes Andreas has upon embarking on this academic crossroads is that graduates in this major will leave with abilities in all aspects of the design process, from the definition and initiation of an interior environment to its construction and conclusion, including the means and methods of design production.

Projects that are relevant, that deal with current problems, that demonstrate a difference, and that change the industry, as well as the practice that future designers will need to triumph in these times—these are the ace Andreas has up her sleeve on becoming a chavonera.

To enablestudents to come up with creations that require critical thinking and to take on projects (responsible and sustainable) are also part of Andreas’s plans. She further hopes that students will complete their technical development and that they will learn everything from managing the software programs most widely used today to having a good theoretical basis for discourse on design.

Aware that she is supported by a teaching team supremely prepared and recognized in the area of interior design, Andreas states definitively, “Students in the Interior Design major at CHAVÓN not only will be contemporary and up to date but also well developed with respect to themes involving the design field.

This talented architect and interior designer visualizes interior design as a multifaceted profession that requires technical and creative solutions, that propose a well-constructed and optimally completed interior environment. That’s why she firmly maintains her ideal that CHAVÓN students will learn to develop functional and esthetically attractive spatial solutions that will improve their occupants’ culture and quality of life.

“Today’s interior design must incentivize dialog, to solve problems oriented to human beings, to create places with meaning, and to generate spaces that support the human experience within the context of a world that is every day more globalized,” says Andreas.

And so, finally, for this professional it is in every respect important that future interior designers understand and analyze today’s design problems, and, equally, understand the global challenges they will face; as she says, “We designers can make the difference in the next century, and in this way leave our mark.”