Khoi Vo

  • B.Des., University of Florida, 1997
  • M.Arch., Southern California Institute of Architecture, 2000

"The continuation of excellence within the discipline of interior design hinges on the education of the next generation of designers. It has always been a personal and career goal and desire of mine to be a design educator."

Khoi Vo | Chair, interior design

Awards, recognition and honors

SCAC (Scholarly and Creative Activities Committee Grant), Spring 2006; 3E (Enhancing Educational Effectiveness Grant), Spring 2006


International Interior Design Association, Interior Design Educators Council, U.S. Green Building Council, American Society of Interior Designers, SCI-Arc Alumni Association, American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles Conservancy, Los Angeles Forum (MAK Center at the Schindler House)

Previous Positions

Eleven years of design and construction management experience in a variety of different firms that specialized in high-end residential, hospitality, institutional and retail design; assistant professor, California State University, Long Beach; principal of Khoi Vo Design; principal, Studio Four Los Angeles, Signal Hill, California; designer, Quatro Design Group, Los Angeles, California; designer, Johnson Favaro Architecture, Santa Monica, California; chair and professor, department of interior design, School of Building Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design; assistant professor, director of interior architectural design, Design Department, California State University, Long Beach; visiting instructor, architecture, The Art Mill School of the Arts, Bohemia, Czech Republic; instructor, interior design, Art Institute of California Orange County, Santa Ana, California; master's thesis advisor, architecture, Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles, California

Publications and presentations


  • Tony Ozuna, Prague Post: School & Education, March/April 2008, interview
  • Donna Dorian, Garden Design Magazine, September/October 2005, product review
  • Architectural Record, New York City, New York, October, 2004, product review
  • Dwell, September 2004, photograph of product
  • James Lippincott, Land + Living, August 2004, product showcase
  • David Keeps, Los Angeles Times, product showcase, Los Angeles, California, Sept. 2, 2004, p. F7
  • Donna Dorian, Garden Design Magazine, July/August Issue. Product review
  • The New York Times, New York, New York, Aug. 7, 2003, p. D2, photograph of product


  • Panel Host, 8th Annual Savannah Symposium, Savannah, Georgia, March 2013
  • Co-Presenter, IDEC Annual Conference, 2012, Baltimore, Maryland, February 2012
  • Participated in “Houston Interior Designers: How Texans Touched the World,” a juried exhibition of work from top Texas interior design firms, organized by American Institute of Architects and the Houston chapter of the International Interior Design Association. As a panel member, Vo discussed the future of interior design education, shared information about the SCAD School of Building Arts, and presented departmental work with the Collaborative Learning Center.
  • Presenter, Southeastern College Art Conference, October 2010, Richmond, Virginia
  • "Baba: An Interior View of the Czechoslovakian Werkbund Housing Estates," Interior Design Educators Council, March 2010, Atlanta, Georgia
  • "Baba: Inside the Czechoslovakian Werkbund Housing Estates," Modern Interior Symposium, March 2010, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Organizer and host, Architecture Education Summit 2007, April 2007, The Standard Hotel, Los Angeles, California. Created and executed a three-day symposium that brought together architects and educators from around the country to discuss the current state of design education. Keynote speakers included Hitoshi Abe and Michael Maltzan.
  • "Modeling Disaster Preparedness and Relief through Complexity Theory," Disaster Recovery & Redevelopment Conference, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 2006

TV appearances

  • "Visiting with Huell Howser," show No. 1307
  • HGTV, "Landscaper's Challenge," episodes 609, 806.