Give thanks.

Meet Showcase 2022



We acknowledge and thank the Snuneymuxw, Quw’utsun and Tla’Amin, on whose traditional lands we study, design, and work.


In celebration of our students’ achievements, Marni Stanley (Dean of Arts and Humanities), Kenneth Chooi (Program Chair and Teaching Professor), Evandra Panych (Instructor and Technician), Heather & Axel  Sorensen (Home Designers/Builders and Guest Speakers), Karly Parker (Interior Designer and Guest Speaker) delivered their messages to the students during the Showcase 2022. We are all so proud of our students and their accomplishments. Congratulations to the VIU Interior Design students! Congratulation to Class 2022!

Thank you

Our Supporters

The annual showcase is an important event for the students of the Interior Design program and would not be possible each year without the generous donations and support from local sponsors and the support of the interior design community. This year we would like to thank the following supporters for their generosity:


Guest Speakers

Heather and Axel Sorensen

Heather and Axel are the owners of Homes by Sorensen, Calgary’s premier high-performance homebuilding boutique that specializes in sustainable and net-zero homes.

Karly Parker

Karly is the owners of Karly Parker Interior Design, a full service interior design firm based in Nanaimo with projects across Vancouver Island.


Photographer: Riley Eberts

“I have spent 5 years behind the camera self taught at first, I took a series of Photography classes a couple years ago through a local college. With that I started to really hone my skills focusing mainly on portrait and natural lighting photography. As much as I loved taking photos I started to develop a new passion this year and enrolled in school at the Centre of Arts and Technology in Kelowna focusing on Professional Filmmaking. With photography more so a hobby and film a career driven passion my goal is to film nature and travel documentaries after I graduate.”

Filmmaker: Brammon Edwards

“I graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with an honours bachelor’s degree in sociology. I have since taken what I learned into the film-making industry. Currently, I am enrolled at the Center for Arts and Technology in the professional film-making program. After I graduate I plan to work on film sets to further develop my knowledge. Eventually, I would love to work on narrative films and use my creativity and ingenuity to create entertaining movies.”

Event Planning & Designing

“We offer spectacular Planning and design services for celebrations that are looking for specifically unique touches to your Dream theme event. Are you Looking for a wedding planner to design your dream wedding, a pop-up picnic & tablescape by a lake or park? A boho bridal shower for the special bride and her bridesmaids? Or maybe a sunset proposal set up at the lagoon? Our Event Planners & Designers here In Victoria BC on Vancouver Island provide the perfect curated planning and design packages for all events.”

Students & Faculty

VIU Interior Design Showcase 2022 would like to thank the following students and faculty members for their dedicated and inspiring work that has enabled the Year-End Showcase to be shared with friends, family, and the industry at the in-person event and online.

Interior Design Student Association Members:

  • Crystal Bell (President; 4th-year member)
  • Shelley Paulus (Vice-President; 4th-year member)
  • Megan McNeil (Treasurer; 4th-year member)
  • Emera Howden-Gareau (Secretary; 4th-year member)
  • Emma Benneyworth (1st-year member)
  • Megan Morris (1st-year member)
  • Naveet Brar (1st-year member)
  • Britteny Richard (2nd-year member)
  • Spencer Frey (2nd-year member)
  • Zerai Vaughan (3rd-year member)
  • Johanna Slater (3rd-year member)

Kira-Lea Brandt
Beth Brow
Zoe MacDonald
Kindi Mimeault
Julia Procinsky
Farhoud Rahimi
Shirley Shi
Mariane Sumugat
Maggie Timmer
Jenny Tran
Solveig Watkins
Carmella Yu

Marni Stanley (Dean)
Kenneth Chooi
Penny Thibault
Tamara Timbers
Katarina Litva
Cimarron Knight
Evandra Panych

The Bachelor of Interior Design program at VIU is an exciting program that delves into the complex world of the built interior environment. For more information, please visit VIU Interior Design.