Interview with Anne-Cécile, Interior Architecture and Design student
Anne-Cécile is a 5th-year Interior Architecture and Design student at LISAA Paris. She tells us about her background, key moments of the year at LISAA and her future plans.
LISAA: CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR ACADEMIC PATH?
I started my studies with an Introductory Course in Applied Arts (MANAA) and then I went onto the first year of a Product Design BTS in an applied art school. I then chose to join the Interior Architecture and Design course at LISAA. Currently, I’m on the Interior Architecture and Global Design master’s course at LISAA Paris.
I had always wanted to pursue artistic studies. Even as a child I liked to draw buildings. So naturally, I chose to pursue interior architecture.
CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE WORK PLACEMENTS YOU HAVE UNDERTAKEN?
Throughout my studies, I have been able to undertake several work placements, in particular four months with a stylist during which I collaborated on a jewellery collection.
Last year I undertook a work placement at an interior architecture firm, Archipouce, where I worked on a competition for a school canteen.
CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT A KEY MOMENT IN THE YEAR?
I have very fond memories of the “Bringing the magic back to Montparnasse” project that we worked on last year. Alongside the international competition, we were tasked with coming up with a renovation project for the Montparnasse Tower.
I also have good memories of the Startup Weekend at Ecole Polytechnique, where my team’s project won second prize!
WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT YOUR COURSE AT LISAA?
The many business partnerships are, hands down, the key moments of the year, which I really enjoyed. Since my second year at LISAA, I have had the opportunity to take part in several projects.
For example, in the third year, we designed eco-friendly furniture for the We Love Green festival. Another large-scale project was for the Korian group, for which we designed private apartments for senior accommodation.
These partnerships represent very important opportunities for us as students. It’s an occasion for us to confront real professional issues, and this will be invaluable to us later on.
WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU?
After I graduate, working as an interior architect and I hope one day to be able to set up my own firm!