Cotter Christian

Cotter Christian

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
First year at SCAD:
2009

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.

Credentials

Designing and executing Perkins + Will's first building information modeling interior design project for McKinsey & Company.

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

Organizations

Interior Design Educators Council, International Interior Design Association

Publications and presentations

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

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

Courses Taught

  • ELDS 330 Visualization in Electronic Design I
  • ELDS 708 Communication in Electronic Design
  • INDS 210 Interior Design Studio II
  • INDS 220 Building Construction and Systems for the Interior
  • INDS 320 Interior Design Studio III
  • INDS 350 Interior Design Studio IV
  • INDS 405 Portfolio Preparation
  • INDS 503 Design Visualization, Communication and Documentation
  • INDS 504 Interior Design Studio Applications