Sage's Interior Design Students Showcase Work at Habitat House

February 9, 2012 at 10:00 am

Students from the Sage College of Albany Interior Design program hosted an open house on February 11-12 at 51 Alexander Street, one of the ten new homes being built by Capital District Habitat for Humanity in Albany’s South End. The public was invited to tour the Habitat house and to view the students’ interior design work. 

Under the direction of Sage's Lynn Caprisello, associate professor and program coordinator for the Interior Design program, students painted the home and decorated with items found almost exclusively at the Habitat ReStore. The Habitat ReStore accepts donations of new and gently used building materials, appliances, furniture, cabinets, tools and other home improvement items and then sells them to the public at a fraction of the retail price. The partnership with The Sage Colleges highlights the ability of the ReStore to keep usable materials out of the waste stream and provide affordable options for buying home building, remodeling and creative arts supplies. All ReStore proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity’s local affordable housing program.

51 Alexander Street is the future home of Habitat homeowner and Giffin Elementary School employee Angela Tingling. Ms. Tingling and her family will be moving into their new home later this month. The Tingling home is also the site of Habitat’s Women Build project, which is designed to empower women to build and advocate for simple, decent and affordable homes in their communities.

Habitat for Humanity is proud to continue its commitment of supporting education in the community. This hands-on learning project enhances Sage students’ understanding of their profession and builds an awareness of the importance of volunteering in their own communities.

The Sage Colleges Interior Design Open House with Habitat for Humanity
Saturday, February 11 through Sunday, February 12
10am – 2pm
51 Alexander Street, Albany NY