Dimitra M. Tangires was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland-the daughter of William Tangires and the late Georgia Topal Tangires and sister to Helen Tangires (Dennis Okay. McDaniel) and Mary Wojnowski (Michael Wojnowski). She died at age 65 after an extended battle with most cancers.
Dimi, as she was identified to family and friends, graduated from Roland Park Nation Faculty in 1973 and acquired a Bachelor of Arts diploma in Inside Design from the Maryland Institute Faculty of Artwork (MICA) in 1977.
Her skilled profession was launched in downtown Baltimore in the course of the city renaissance of the Nineteen Eighties, when she was a employees designer within the burgeoning industrial furnishings gross sales and provide business. From 1984 to 1990 she was an inside design coordinator within the services, design, and development division at Johns Hopkins Hospital, the place she was engaged within the planning, design, and preparation of the establishment’s most important inside design and capital enchancment initiatives, most notably the Meyerhoff Heart and the Wilmer Eye Institute. She was instrumental in formulating public consciousness of the function and duty of design professionals to high quality of life problems with public well being, security, and welfare, whereas remaining delicate to historic preservation. One among her extra memorable initiatives was engaged on the conversion of the Phipps Clinic to workplace house after the 1912 landmark was spared demolition.
In 1992 she acquired a Certificates in Actual Property Improvement from the Johns Hopkins Faculty of Persevering with Research, Alan L. Berman Actual Property Institute, and managed her personal inside design apply for the following few decades–taking on quite a lot of residential and industrial design initiatives all through Baltimore, Washington, Annapolis, and the Japanese Shore. She had a specific flare for impromptu sketching of concepts, adopted by the cautious preparation of presentation boards that gave her purchasers clear selections. She additionally took pleasure in deciding on the proper colours, supplies, and furnishings-and in some instances one-of-a-kind antiques-to end off customized jobs.
In 2001 Dimitra turned her consideration to advancing architectural and inside design training by inventive studying fashions, together with neighborhood service initiatives, collaborative reveals throughout the design business, designer present homes, touring shows, and different strategies for participating artists, college students, and business professionals. As an Teacher she spearheaded the event of the inside design program within the Division of Structure & Inside Design within the Faculty of Enterprise Computing and Technical Research at Anne Arundel Neighborhood Faculty (AACC), the place she acquired tenure in 2008 and remained on the school till retirement in 2015.
An important a part of her effort was establishing a robust curriculum at AACC, giving the neighborhood school pupil a four-year expertise at a two-year college. She had a ardour for instructing and for getting her college students to acknowledge their very own abilities. She introduced an lively strategy to coaching designers by actual life studying alternatives, which had been the inspiration of this system. These profession enhancing research had been instrumental in gaining regional and nationwide popularity of the AACC program, which by 2011 had gained over 30 state/regional awards together with 7 nationwide awards. She was an Allied Member of the American Society of Inside Designers and served two phrases on the Maryland State Board of Licensed Inside Designers.
Dimitra had been a resident of Easton, Maryland since 2003. It was there that she found her love of writing, as a columnist for “Shore Residence & Backyard” journal and contributor to “ASID Perspective” journal; and she or he discovered an outlet for her creativity and neighborhood service in adorning for the Talbot Hospice Competition of Bushes. She cherished Maryland’s japanese shore, journey to Europe, accumulating antiques, exploring residential actual property, and getaways to Bethany Seaside, Oxford and St. Michael’s. We’ll keep in mind her love of the salty ocean breezes, barefoot walks on the seashore, accumulating seashells, and the sights and sounds of eagles and osprey in flight.
Donations could also be made to Mid-Shore Neighborhood Basis Tangires Design Excellence Fund, mscf.org, 102 E. Dover St., Easton MD 21601.
Printed by The Star Democrat on Might 14, 2021.