New York Jets Fan Wins Berkeley College Interior Design Team Fan Cave Makeover

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Faculty, alumna and students work with defensive linemen and season ticketholder
to create sophisticated fan cave

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The Berkeley College School of Professional Studies Interior Design Department teamed up recently with the New York Jets to create a fan cave makeover for lifelong fan and season ticket holder Brian DeVito of Warren, NJ.  The renovation and design aired as a featured segment October 6, 2018, on JetsLife, a CBS-TV program that takes an inside look at the Jets on and off the field.


Mr. DeVito, whose lifelong kinship with the Jets began as a youngster, thoroughly enjoys the tailgate experiences he shares during the home games. With his newly designed fan cave, the environment in which he enjoys away games has risen to a new level. “I am never going to leave. I will be here for every away game,” he said.


“The Berkeley College Interior Design program offers students the opportunity to have hands-on experience in a number of projects that range from restaurants to lobby spaces as well as rooms in residential buildings,” said Alfonso Torino, Chair, Interior Design, Berkeley College School of Professional Studies. “This Jets project provided a fun approach to showcasing the talents of our faculty, graduates and students.”


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Photo captions: Top: The Berkeley College Interior Design team worked with New York Jets defensive linemen players Steven McLendon and Mike Pennel, and season ticket holder Brian DeVito of Warren, NJ, to design the space for his special fan cave. The design comprised areas for dining, comfortable seated viewing and memorabilia, as well as a tribute to the game that features a photographic wall mural and quote from former quarterback Joe Namath. Middle: Enjoying the newly redesigned fan cave are (left to right) season ticketholder recipient of the fan cave design, Brian DeVito of Warren, NJ; New York Jets defensive tackle player, Steven McLendon; Professor Kenia Lama, Interior Design, Berkeley College School of Interior Design and Architect, Kenia Lama Design; and Ashley Berdan of Haskell, NJ, Berkeley College Interior Design student, Class of 2019. Below: The design of New York Jets season ticketholder Brian DeVito’s fan cave included a tribute to the game that features a photographic wall mural and quote from former quarterback Joe Namath, as well as areas for dining, comfortable seated viewing and memorabilia.

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To view the JetsLife makeover segment click on the first image in the story link here.


About Berkeley College
A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 7,000 students – including more than 350 international students – in its Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business®, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers an MBA in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.


Berkeley College has three New York campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are four campuses – Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. For five consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. The website address is


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