Posted on March 30, 2016
Former Assistant Professor Laura Cole and MS Graduate Dana Rojak were recently published in the December 2015 edition of the Journal of Interior Design. The publication entitled, “Place Attachment in the Historic Brewpub: A Case Study in Greensboro, North Carolina” is Dana s MS thesis where research participants took photos of the brewpub depicting spatial features, decorative elements, and varying types of social spaces. Dana was expecting that historic character/place would explain the attachment of the community to the brewpub but instead the location of the brewery in a historic district was the stronger predictor. According to Dana, the results were a bit of a surprise to her and ended up being more valuable for the field of interior design.
Professor Cole left IARc last summer for a faculty appointment at the University of Missouri, a move which put her closer to family. Dana Rojak completed her MS in the UNCG IARc program and is now a lighting designer at Hafele America Co. in the Greensboro, NC, office. Dana adores her pet rabbits and is enjoying her coworkers and free time since completing her degree. If anyone is interested in reading the publication please visit the following link If anyone is interested in reading the publication please visit the following link The Journal of Interior Design.