Christina A. Gonano

Christina A. Gonano

Christina Gonano, interior design

Christina A. Gonano

  • B.S., interior design, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2002
  • M.S., interior architecture, Chatham University, 2006
First year at SCAD:

"As interior designers, we have the ability to transform the environment that people inhabit. My desire to teach stems from a love of interior design, a respect and appreciation for what it takes to be a professional, and a desire to share this passion.

"We all teach by example; whether we want to or not. Therefore, I model my own passion and commitment to interior design. The classroom is an important place to learn theory, to get to 'know it.' However, to be educated in a subject, to 'own it,' a student has to experience what it takes to connect the information learned in class with the real world applications.

"Rather than being a 'sage from the stage,' I am the 'guide from the side.' "


Passing NCIDQ Examination on first attempt


Interior Design Educators Council, International Interior Design Association; NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification)

Previous Positions

Registered Interior Designer (RID), State of Georgia

Interior designer, 84 Lumber Co., McMurray, Pennsylvania

Courses Taught

  • INDS 110 Interior Design Studio I
  • INDS 210 Interior Design Studio II
  • INDS 211 History of Interior Design
  • INDS 320 Interior Design Studio III
  • INDS 706 Interior Design Theory and Criticism
  • INDS 726 Human Response to the Build Environment
  • INDS 751 Interior Design Studio III