Liset Robinson

  • B.S., architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1983
  • M.Arch., architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1985

It is extremely rewarding to take part in a student's development, watch the learning curve in action, and have my students surpass my expectations. The most inspirational moments are when work accomplished in the classroom - employing student research, teamwork and creativity - begins to improve the lives of others. This in turn enhances the classroom experience and fuels our passion for the field of design.

Liset Robinson | Interior design professor

Awards, recognition and honors

Winner of the Dedicated Service Award for Zaban Couples Center, 2011; named one of the Interior Design Educators of the Year by DesignIntelligence, 2007; named one of the Distinguished Faculty of the Year by Savannah College of Art and Design, 2008; appeared in the Atlantan Magazine and Atlanta Magazine, as well as the SCAD Chronicle; winner of the Ralph Leben Prize, 1983; winner of the Masonry Institute of Atlanta Scholar Award for one-year study abroad at the Ecole Des Beaux Arts, 1982-83.

Organizations

American Institute of Architects, American Society of Interior Designers, International Interior Design Associates, Interior Design Educators, U.S. Green Building Council, LEED AP.

Previous Positions

Dean of the School of Interior Design, American InterContinental University; president, Liset Arza Robinson + Associates; principal, Robinson + Hicks Architects; project manager, Joseph Perry Associates, Architects, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia; project designer and job captain, Urban Concepts, Architects, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia; intern architect, Southeast Energy Technical Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia

Publications and presentations

  • "Student Assembly of a Personal Design Philosophy," co-authored paper with professors Helena Moussatche and Deborah Brooks, presented at the IDEC 2010 Conference and 2010 Designs on eLearning Conference
  • "How Participatory Design Methodologies Can be Used to Engage Children and Adolescents in the Design Process," co-authored and presented at the FSU Art and Design for Social Justice Symposium, Jan. 2012
  • "How Participatory Design Methodologies Can Be Used in a Cyclical Manner to Promote Positive User-Centric Interior Design Solutions," co-authored and presented at the FSU Art and Design for Social Justice Symposium, Jan. 2012
  • "Social Justice Projects as a Means of Connection: Bringing Together Students the Department and Professionals," co-authored and presented at the FSU Art and Design for Social Justice Symposium, Jan. 2012