Cotter Christian, SCAD interior design professor

Cotter Christian

  • B.A., theatre arts, Marymount Manhattan College, 2002
  • Intern Certificate, Yale University, 2003
  • M.A., interior design, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2006
  • M.F.A.*, studio art, Georgia State University, anticipated 2013

My teaching philosophy can be summarized by a few primary objectives: finding the balance between professionalization and unrestrained creative exploration; introducing collaboration as a means of adding new perspective, defining a narrative for the creative process and project conceptualization; solving design problems in new and unexpected environments; and discovering new technology and ways to improve both the design process and the classroom experience.

Cotter Christian | Interior design professor

Awards, recognition and honors

Published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Oct. 11, 2007, for renovation work on historic bungalow in Atlanta's Candler Park neighborhood; appeared as a designer on the nationally syndicated show "Divine Restoration" for renovation design of a Savannah, Georgia, church; awarded Best Set Design for "Snap, Happy!" in the 2002 New York International Fringe Festival


Interior Design Educators Council, International Interior Design Association

Previous Positions

Interior designer, Perkins + Will, Atlanta, Georgia; scenic artist, Yale School of Drama and Yale Reparatory Theatre, New Haven, Connecticut; technical design and production contributor, Big Art Group, New York, New York

Publications and presentations

"Augmented Reality: Implications and Opportunities for Interior Design," Interior Design Educators Council Annual Conference, 2011, Denver, Colorado