Michael Moore, a teacher in the Interior Design and Visual Display program, has been honoured – again! He recently won the 2015 ASID Design Award in the Small Residential Design category for a kitchen he designed for a couple who live in a townhouse in Outremont.
Where does his passion come from?
“From a very early age I knew the field of architecture and interior design were my focus. The work of Frank Lloyd Wright, in the 1960’s, was my initial inspiration. I taught myself architectural drafting and perspective drawing by the time I was 16. At 18 when I graduated from high school I was fortunate to get my first job as a junior draftsman at a small, but prestigious architectural firm, known then as Webb, Zerafa & Menkes – Architects.
It was there that I was assigned to work with Allison Hymas, the partner in charge of Interior Design for the firm. She was a great teacher, a great mentor. It was her guidance and direction that led me down the path of formal design studies – and which, in hindsight, instilled in me that appreciation for considerate and thoughtful teaching and instruction.
Over the decades I have had the good fortune to work in many different aspects of interior design and interior architecture. From airport design to cruise ship design – hotels to corporate offices. Large and small scale residential projects… all have provided me with rich experience which I now, in the capacity as a teacher, attempt to pass on to my classes.
It has been 50 years this year – fifty years of wonderful experiences, challenging projects, unique inspirations… I wonder what the next 50 will bring?”
Furthermore, his work was showcased in the “Home Front” section of the Montreal Gazette.