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HPU Inside Design College and Alumni Redesign Humane Society Foyer


From left to proper are Victoria Valentinas, HPU Class of 2012; Erin Stratford Owens, govt director of the Humane Society of the Piedmont; and Dr. Jane Nichols, chair and affiliate professor of inside design at HPU, together with a number of furry mates within the redesigned foyer reception space on the Humane Society.

Dr. Jane Nichols, chair and affiliate professor of inside design at Excessive Level College, and Victoria Valentinas, HPU Class of 2012, not too long ago volunteered to revamp and refurbish the foyer reception space for the Humane Society of the Piedmont.
The design facilities on the concept that new pet house owners coming to the power are offering a ‘without end dwelling’ for his or her new animals. The idea of the fake brick wall and ‘row-house’ door designs had been developed by Nichols and Valentinas, proprietor of VLV Designs, who executed the customized portray.
“Being requested to collaborate on the Humane Society of the Piedmont mission with Dr. Nichols and Excessive Level College was such an honor,” stated Valentinas. “It was so rewarding to have the ability to use the talents I honed at HPU and to assist deliver pleasure and sweetness to such an awesome trigger, proper in the midst of a pandemic. I’m so grateful now, not just for the experiences HPU supplied me with whereas I used to be a scholar, but in addition for the alternatives that they’ve referred to my enterprise as an alumna.”
The house seems like an city park that welcomes each house owners and pets and offers the sense of coming dwelling. A graphic throughout the wall states, “Possibly we had been born to roam, however Child, there’s no place like dwelling!”
“We wished to create a welcoming and eccentric place that demonstrates the mission of the Humane Society,” stated Nichols. “And we wished to unfold the phrase in regards to the nice pet care the Humane Society offers to the group.”
The mission of the Humane Society of the Piedmont is to supply reasonably priced medical care, training and advocacy for animals. The Humane Society is positioned at 4527 W. Wendover Ave., Greensboro.

Nichols operates Excessive Level Design Institute (HPDI), a nonprofit inside design division, offering inside design to different nonprofit organizations. HPDI makes use of HPU college students and alumni to perform inside surroundings objectives. Nonprofits or NFP organizations excited by partnering with Excessive Level College on a pro-bono facility design can contact Dr. Jane Nichols at



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