Interior design senior selected from hundreds to be in Metropolis’ Future 100


Out of 300 applicants to Metropolis Future 100 Program, a College for Creative Studies (CCS) senior in interior design has been selected to join the roster of talented design students at some of the most prestigious art and design schools in the United States and Canada. But from the pool of talented applicants, only 100 designers could be selected – and Alexis Friedman (’22) was chosen as one of them.

While students are nominated by mentors and instructors from their programs, the editor of Metropolis-Chief Avinash Rajagopal with SANDOW Design Group EVP and Futurist Design AJ Paron have the final say and choose 56 interior design students and 44 architecture students to be part of the Future 100 program.

Friedman was nominated by President of Interior Design Sandra Olave, who has worked at CCS for 15 years.

I have attended many of her classes throughout the semesters here at CCS, and I think she is an incredible mentor that we are fortunate to have in our department,” Friedman said.

The selected students are not only talented designers but also openness advocates, equity and inclusion through their work and extracurricular activities, and leaders on their campuses.

While at CCS, Friedman was part of the Humble Design Group challenge at the Royal Oak Farmers Market, a project sponsored by 3M, student chapter of the IIDA club, participates in community volunteering and has started its own business creating renderings, while maintaining its place on the President’s list.

Metropolis selected students from Harvard University, Columbia University, California College of the Arts, Fashion Institute of Technology, University of Southern California, Savannah College of Art and Design, and Pratt Institute , among others.


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