Interior design has evolved over the past century, and the New York School of Interior Design—which was founded by architect Sherrill Whiton 100 years ago—has changed along with it. In 1915, during a slowdown in the building industry, Whiton conceived the idea of a Home Study Course in the Decorative Arts.
The Library at the New York School of Interior Design is one of the only educational collections devoted to the practice and profession of Interior Design in the United States. A full-time librarian has been on staff at NYSID since 1964, and the library sits in its third space during that time. Both library services and collections have grown significantly over the years.
Located at 1760 Third Avenue at 97th Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, this is a welcoming, eco-friendly residence that is a home away from home for more than 1,000 New York City students. This 18-story residence, with one floor devoted exclusively to the New York School of Interior Design, features high-quality amenities, state-of-the-art technology, and designer interiors. The building is just steps away from excellent restaurants and shopping, as well as the famed Museum Mile, Central Park, and is two blocks from the 96th Street/Lexington Avenue subway station. With 24/7 security and a trained live-in staff, residents are secure and comfortable.
NYSID is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). In addition, the BFA and the MFA-1 program are accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), which is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and is the sole accrediting agency for postsecondary interior design programs.