Design Projects



Timber Framing
& Restoration

Drawings & Paintings




Warren Ashworth, Teacher

New York School of Interior Design, 170 East 70th Street – Undergraduate and Graduate Program

  • Contract Design Studio
  • The History of Modern Architecture and Design
  • Drawing New York (Spring and Fall semesters)
  • The Principles of Historic Preservation (Summers on Nantucket Island)

State University of New York, Ulster - Continuing Education

  • Stone Houses Galore - an examination of the geology and geography of early local Hudson Valley settlement. (Course given once a year)

Mohonk Mountain House Resort, New Paltz, New York

  • Stone Construction in Ulster County (Given 8 times a year)

DETAILS: The contract design studio introduces Interior Design students to the fundamentals of commercial projects like offices and restaurants. In an intense studio atmosphere they are confronted for the first time with larger spaces for public uses.

The roots of Modernism are explored in these 28 history lectures. This required course spans both semesters.

Drawing New York is a five hour once a week class that explores the lesser known historic relics of New York’s past by informal sketching at sites all over the city. This course is about learning how to see.

The stone house lectures address the geology and geography of seventeenth and early eighteenth century settlement in the Hudson Valley. I focus on Ulster County which has more stone houses than any county in the United States, exploring why this construction so appealed to the early settlers. The accidents of geology, which left rich troves of limestone and bluestone, are explored.

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