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The Lee W. Robinson Interior Design and Lifestyle Academy

The Lee W. Robinson Interior Design and Lifestyle Academy is a novel approach to the discipline of design and the art of elegant living. Intensive eight-week courses are distinguished  by highly individualized practical instruction and an intimate atmosphere of collaborative methods that foster dialogue, interaction and participation among students, instructors, and an array of accomplished and notable industry mentors.

Academy programming advocates both traditional applied classroom training and student-centered studio activities. Students will accompany instructors to varied learning environments including Mr. Robinson’s private client homes, specialized industry trade facilities, as well as historical residential sites. Moreover, students will have the unique opportunity to meet and listen to various celebrity guest speakers throughout the course of the program. Technique and methodology, as taught by some of the top academic leaders in the discipline, are fundamental components of the Academy curriculum; yet, participants are encouraged to develop and refine their own interior design instincts through creative processes that cultivate a foundation of innovative and critical thinking.

Paramount to Academy programming is the significant value of design and the idea that challenges in everyday life and in business may be engaged with the creativity and strategic thinking of designers. Design is all around us, and students will explore the social science of how it influences mood, attitudes and perceptions. Through experiential learning, each participant will complete a design project that endeavors to weave their design and technical skills while demonstrating their ability to independently envision design solutions.

The lifestyle component of the Academy, led by Mr. Robinson, explores the integral relationship between personal style and quality design and illustrates his philosophy on how, in tandem, the two can result in an atmosphere of refinement and elegance. Through the study and discussion of timeless style icons, he dissects the impact of personal style in elevating stature in social and business settings. Mr. Robinson demonstrates, from his storied reputation as host to the world’s most honorable dignitaries and celebrated tastemakers, the art of entertainment, etiquette and gracious living.

Completion of the Academy program opens the door to a range of exclusive professional opportunities. Top performers, as identified by Mr. Robinson and Academy instructors, will be offered an elite internship at the Lee W. Robinson Company where they will work alongside Mr. Robinson to add an extensive range of interior design, renovation, and new construction projects to their resume. All attendees will be given the unprecedented opportunity to vitalize their personal business endeavors with an option to purchase rights to a Lee W. Robinson Company franchise – a prospect that is accompanied by an established business plan, award-winning brand recognition, and continued mentorship from Mr. Robinson. Those individuals interested in only doing design for themselves will have an opportunity to join the Lee W. Robinson Company’s Designer’s Club, a membership through which they are granted access to the Company’s highest quality design resources such as furniture, fabrics, wallcoverings, flooring and lighting, as well as Mr. Robinson’s proprietary lines of lifestyle offerings. This will allow them to be afforded all the privileges of our design staff, including product pricing.

Taking Enrollment for the Next Session Now!

Prospective participants for each program must submit an application that will be reviewed by Mr. Robinson and Academy instructors prior to acceptance into the program.

Eight-Week Course Schedule

Sept. 16, 23, 30: Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28; Nov. 4

Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27; Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24

March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7, 14, 21

May 19, 26; June 2, 9, 16, 23; other dates to be determined surrounding Fourth of July holiday

For more information, please call The Lee W. Robinson Company at 502.895.1401.