The Department of Interior Architecture and Design is proud to announce that one of our students has been named to Metropolis Magazine’s Top 100 Future Designers 2022, an honor that select students have achieved for the second year in a row! Nominated by Associate Professor Amy Huber, undergraduate student Arianna Dantes was chosen for keen design abilities and leadership on campus.
“Being selected as part of the Metropolis Future100 was such a memorable and wonderful experience,” said Dantes. “I am so honored and humbled to be featured alongside such talented emerging designers with whom I share the responsibility of shaping the future of design.”
Metropolis Magazine meticulously searches for the top 100 graduating interior design and architecture students across North America to be featured on the Metropolis Future100 list. Representing many of the top architecture and interior design schools in the U.S. and Canada, those who acquire a spot on this list are recognized by Metropolis as being “leaders on campus who are sure to be forces in the industry.” Metropolis Magazine itself is a leading trade periodical dedicated to progressive ideas that affect our culture and how design interacts with these paradigms.
“Arianna is, and will be, a force for good in the design industry,” Professor Huber said. “she has a keen sense of design’s power in improving the lives of building occupants…her honors thesis explored strategies for improving the waiting experiences of those obtaining cancer treatments. Moreover, the American Society of Interior Designers has commended several of her projects. I have no doubt that Arianna will put her talents and skills to good use in enhancing the lives of others through design.”
Arianna was recognized for her design for the ASK Cancer Foundation. Completed during an internship, her work featured the North Star, a significant symbol for the Foundation, and utilized unique lighting, patterns, colors, and materials. Metropolis Magazine noted that “detailed floor plans, lifelike digital renderings, and refined material palettes demonstrate Dantes’s abilities as an emergent interior designer.”