- B.S., architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1983
- M.Arch., architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1985
Community projects including the Zaban Couples Center. This project began as a class project in my SCAD Graduate Studio III and became a remodeling project with the International Interior Design Associates, Georgia. It led to more than $90,000 worth of donations and 22 completed resident rooms.
Served as Co-Leader of the Committee for a Conceptual Sustainable Study of a Park and Recreation Center for the City of Atlanta. Project teams consisted of more than 33 members from the American Institute of Architects, Atlanta; American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning, Atlanta; American Society of Landscape Architects, Georgia; American Society of Professional Estimators, Georgia; Construction Specifications Institute, Atlanta; International Interior Design Associates, Georgia; and U.S. Green Building Council, Georgia. The renovation budget was $900,000 and the sustainable recommendations will serve as guidelines for all recreation centers and city parks in Atlanta.
Awards, recognitions 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.
American Institute of Architects, American Society of Interior Designers, International Interior Design Associates, Interior Design Educators, U.S. Green Building Council, LEED AP.
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