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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS It is when a work such as this CDRom comes together, that I am reminded of the supportive nature of our profession. The willingness of firms to contribute project images is deeply appreciated. I wish to acknowledge AmatoJohnson Design, Inc.; RDG Planning & Design; The Environments Group; Gensler; The Interior Design Firm; Min/Day; Bahr Vermeer Haecker Architects; Zuczek Lindstrom Lighting Associates, LLC; Tom Allisma; Avant Architecture, Inc.; Randy Brown Architecture; and Encompass Architecture for their generous support of this project through project photographs and examples of drawings. Recently graduated and present students have an inherent appreciation of the value of visual examples and have been generous in the contribution of images of their work. Specifically, David Berube, Lisa Devling, Yumiko Fujimori, Heather Hughes, Audrey Potts, Audrey Frantz, Vivian Lee, Teyanna Miles, Kate Williamson, Micaela Kubik, Maria Garcia, and Eunseok Cho contributed process and project images for our use. Lisa Mettenbrink, Colby Rogers, and Kevin Tedore supplied photographs from select sites in Europe. Interviews, tours, and video demonstrations provide an additional benefit to students using this CDRom. A heartfelt thank you to those who participated in these active components of the CDRom, including Thomas Laging, FAIA, Robin Reigi, Gary Buxbaum, Stephanie Odegard, Sam Paxhia, Cristina Rosadia, Kate Williamson, Suzette Subance, and Erin McCawley. When professional practitioners, educators, students, and the trades combine forces to contribute to an educational tool, work towards the common goal of educating future interior design professionals, we forge a stronger future for interior design. Each of the components within this CDRom is integrated through the creative digital mastery afforded by Kevin Tedore. His design ability, attention to detail, flexibility, and fluency with all aspects of the project are unparalleled. I have truly valued his contributions and work. A note of appreciation to those working directly on creating images, including Maria Garcia, Lisa Mettenbrink, Alexander Jack, Jennifer Jarosik, Stacey Peters, and Jessica Henke for her research and help in collecting the information and images included in the timelines. In previous digital textbooks I have authored, the CDRom, while accompanied by a print workbook, was intended as a standalone product. This CDRom differs in that it supports the superb textbook authored by Susan Slotkis. The textbook offers an admirably coherent and comprehensive introduction to interior design. It was my honor to contribute to students’ understanding by supplementing the textbook and reinforcing salient points. Ms. Slotkis’s input to the CDRom was invaluable. Students at FIT are fortunate to have an educator of her caliber at their institution.
The continual encouragement and professionalism from my friends at Fairchild Books is too often taken for granted. I appreciate the rigorous, meticulous, yet goodnatured efforts of Amy Zarkos and Sylvia Weber, editors of the work. Olga Kontzias proves time and again her outstanding support of interior design education. Each of these three remarkable women managed to keep the vision of the power of the overall digital work, while weaving the intricate threads tying the CDRom to the textbook. I also extend a thank you to Jaclyn Bergeron for her assistance in organizing the photo permissions. On a personal note, the time and dedication to a project such as this is immense, and I would be remiss not to note the patience, understanding, and exceptional support of my family. They are a continual source of inspiration and motivation. The interior design program at the University of NebraskaLincoln, housed in the College of Architecture, enjoys a culture of collaboration and design excellence. Encouragement within and from this arena has been invaluable and ranging from students, faculty, staff, and administrators. Katherine S. Ankerson