Andee Hess, interior design alum, will be the first speaker in the PDX Interior Designer Spotlight Series, hosted by Ceilume and Portland Architecture, on March 19, 2015.
To become effective designers, you will need to work with a wide range of design tools.
Resources on Campus
We provide two Mac computer labs; software includes Revit, AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite.
Beginning with the spring term of first year, you will be expected to obtain a laptop
computer and printer/scanner. Software may be acquired incrementally.
Macintosh Recommended Specifications
Apple Mac Book Pro
Quad Core i7 Processor (min 2.3 Ghz)
16 GB of DDR3 RAM
Mac OS 10.9
Intel Iris Graphics or Nvidia GX 750M
512 GB hard drive
15.4" built-in LCD
Three Year Applecare package
PC Recommended Specifications
Intel i7 Quad Core processor
Windows 7 - x64 or 8 - x64
8GB of RAM
NVIDIA® Quadro® K2100M/K1100M, Nvidia Geforce 750M, or AMD FirePro M4000 Mobility Pro video processor
500GB hard drive
Wireless Ethernet (802.11 g/n)
Three year warranty
Theft and damage insurance
Software and Other
OpenOffice, iWork, or Microsoft Office: word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation
Adobe Creative Cloud (student discount available)
SketchUp (free or discounted version available)
Revit (free student version available)
AutoCad (free student version available)
Back-up external hard drive and backup program