Crystal D. Weaver

Interior design professor emerita


  • B.S., home economics, Morehead State University, 1979
  • M.S., consumer studies and housing: public policy, University of Tennessee, 1980
  • Ph.D., interdisciplinary degree in interior design and housing, University of Tennessee, 1984


Coordinating and participating with students in Katrina relief trips and rebuilding projects in addition to building houses around the world with Habitat for Humanity International

Awards, recognitions and honors

Design Futures Council Eighth Annual Leadership Summit on Sustainable Design, invited delegate, October 2009; Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Service Award, 2009; South magazine, "The People Behind the Movement," February/March 2008, pp. 94-97; American Institute of Architects, Atlanta Chapter, Service Award, 2007; Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), Service Award, 2007; American Institute of Architects, Georgia Chapter, Service Award, 2006; Who's Who of American Women, 2007; Who's Who in American Education, 2006; Who's Who of American Women, 2006; Who's Who in America, 2006


American Institute of Architects, American Institute of Architecture Students, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, United States Green Building Council - Savannah Chapter, International Interior Design Association, International Society of Interior Designers, American Society of Interior Designers, Interior Design Educators Council, Design Futures Council, The Georgia Trust, Preservation Action, Historic Savannah Foundation, National Council for Preservation Education, ICOMOS, International Downtown Association, The Association for Preservation Technology International, National Trust for Historic Preservation

Publications and Presentations


  • Weaver, C. Allied profession or subset of architecture: The dilemma. Essay in C. Martin & D. Guerin (Eds.). The State of the Interior Design Profession. New York: Fairchild Books, 2010
  • 2005 LEED®-CI Technical Review, Revision. Co-author. U.S. Green Building Council


  • "Collaborative Interdisciplinary Teaching Experiences," discussion leader, IDEC Fellows Forum, IDEC Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, March 2010
  • "Impact of the 2009 Accreditation Requirements: CIDA and NAAB," panelist, IDEC Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, March 2010
  • IDEC Annual Conference Town Hall Meeting, meeting facilitator, IDEC Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, March 2010
  • Design Critic/Guest Lecturer, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Colegio de Arquitectura y Diseño Interior, Quito, Ecuador, December 2009
  • "Designing for Diversity: Emerging Best Practices," panelist, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon, March 2009
  • "Women in Academia," Women's Leadership Council Session Facilitator, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon, March 2009
  • "The Architect Re-Imagined: What Will the Class of 2010 Look Like?" Panel Moderator: Tom Ventulett, TVS&A, AIA Atlanta, September 2008
  • "Building Information Modeling: State of the A&D Industry and BIM Integration Into Design Education," panel participant, Interior Design Educators Council International Conference, Montreal, Canada, March 2008
  • "Focus the Nation: The 2030 Challenge," Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia, January 2008
  • "Sustainable House Design: A Madagascar Case Study," USGBC - Savannah Chapter, Savannah, Georgia, November 2007
  • "Selecting an Architecture Program," AIA/ACSA Architecture College + Career Expo, Georgia Technical University, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2007
  • "The Architect Re-Imagined: Exciting Challenges in Education, Practice and Sustainability," panel moderator: James Cramer, Hon. AIA, AIA Atlanta, August 2007
  • "Faculty Design Projects," session moderator, ACSA annual meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 2007
  • "Translations," session moderator, 23rd International Conference on the Beginning Design Student, Savannah, Georgia, March 2007
  • "The Cutting Edge - Education," LEED panel discussion, GreenBuild, Atlanta, Georgia, November 2005
  • "Redefined Basics," Design Downtown panel discussion, New York City, New York, May 2005