Interior Architecture Faculty

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Catherine Anderson

Catherine Anderson has worked at several architecture & interior design firms during her career and now dedicates her time to educating students on understanding architectural concepts. In 2013, Professor Anderson participated with some of the Interior Architecture Program's students in the United States Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon. Read More  


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Diana Araoz-Fraser

Diana is a Vice-President/Sr Interior Designer at HKS Inc. She is a passionate designer with 15 years of experience.
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Jonathan Blair

Jonathan is a registered Architect in Washington, DC, and a Certified Member of the American Institute of Architects.
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Douglas Crawford

Douglas Crawford, AIA is an award winning architect whose professional work is focused on projects that are regionally relevant and site specific, while his academic interests relate to the intersection of digital methods within design pedagogy. Read More  


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Alex Donahue

Alex Donahue is passionate about Architectural, Urban and Product design. He has practiced architecture at several internationally recognized design firms in both New York City and Washington, D.C. His research work centers on equity in architectural and urban spaces through post-occupancy analysis and field research.
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Christina Filipescu

Christina’s extensive international education and varied experience in architecture, urban and landscape design, interior design and fine arts leads to a distinctive focus on enriching designs with qualities influenced by the interwoven disciplines. Read More  


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Scott Jones

Scott Jones is an Assistant Professor of Interior Architecture, and an active professional industrial designer with a focus on furniture, lighting, product and interior design. Scott combines playful curiosity with a research-driven, human-centered approach to inform his designs.
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Robert Kuentzel

Robert Kuentzel is an architectural designer working in Washington, DC and works primarily on residential and mixed-use projects throughout the DMV region. Read More  


Liz Meitner

Liz Meitner

Liz Meitner is the Program Administrator for the Interior Architecture Program. Following an extensive and successful career on Capitol Hill and in non-profit advocacy, over the past decade Liz has dedicated her time to immersing her passion for architecture and design in extensive travel and educational opportunities.
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Christopher Pietsch

Christopher Pietsch has been a designer in the office of artist James Carpenter since 2014. He has studied metal sculpture and ceramics at the Art Students League of New York and holds a BEDA from North Carolina State University and a Master of Architecture from Virginia Tech. Read More  


Carlos Reimers

Carlos Reimers

Carlos Reimers is an architect and planner with a long professional practice that includes the design, development, detailing and construction of residential, commercial, and corporate architecture. Read More  


Marc Schneiderman

Marc Schneiderman

Marc Schneiderman leads a distinguished career as a workplace designer, practicing artist and active mentor. He brings a broad range of experience in the fine arts, urban planning, interior architecture, sustainability and product design.
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Erin Speck

Professor Speck's areas of expertise include AutoCAD, Revit, research methods, lighting, preservation, and building technology. She teaches courses on computer technologies, lighting, construction methods and materials, while going beyond the classroom to expose students to many real-world experiences and resources.
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Stephanie Travis

Stephanie Travis is the Program Head of Interior Architecture. She received her Master of Architecture with distinction and Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
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Matthew Vargas

Matt is a licensed architect with 10+ years of experience. He's passionate about how design tools and conventions influence our built environment and culture. He is in constant pursuit of “design happiness.”
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Nadia Volchansky

Nadia Volchansky

Nadia Volchansky is a creative leader with experience in pedagogy, strategy and activism. She is a published researcher, an established designer, and a strategic problem solver, and is recognized for her resiliency, a high level of commitment and a drive for innovation.
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Sarah W. Wingo

Sarah W. Wingo

Sarah W. Wingo is a licensed architect and trained interior designer with a dual degree in architecture and interior architecture from Auburn University. Read More