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Diana Allison, PhD, ASID

Dr. Diana Allison, ASID

Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor

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    Office: JB 216
    Phone: (210) 829-3859
    Specialization: Housing and Interior Design, Environmental Design 


    Ph.D. Human Environmental Science with Architectural Studies Emphasis, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, 2009

    Allison, D. (February, 2014). Estimating and Costing for Interior Designers: A step-by-step workbook. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing.

    Awards / Honors:

    • ASID National Chapter Medalist Award Recipient, 2007
    • Kansas City’s Home Builders’ Association Parade of Homes Gold Medal Winner $250,000 - $500,000 category, 1999
    • 1st runner up and 4th runner up in Kansas City Homes and Gardens Home of the Year Issue, 1995
    • Presidential Citation, Missouri West/Kansas American Society of Interior Designers, 1991 - 1998


    Work Experience

    2004 – Present: Allison & Associates Interiors, sole proprietor/designer

    2012 – 2015: Adjunct Professor:

                          Texas State University

                          University of New Haven, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

                          Art Institute – Austin

    2000 – 2012: Associate Professor, JCCC, Overland Park, KS

    1998 – 2004: Hobson Interiors, Kansas City, MO

    1991 – 1998: Di Lynn Interiors, sole proprietor/designer

    1983 – 1991: Various design firms, Columbia, MO & Kansas City, 


    Courses Taught:

    • UIW: 
      Commercial Design II, Space Planning, Residential Design II, Commercial Design I, Work Experience, Professional Practice & Portfolio.
    • Johnson County Community College:
      Interior Design I, Interior Design II, Space Planning, Honors – Space Planning, Design Presentation, Accessory Fundamentals, Leadership in Design, Upholstered Furniture, Sustaining Design, Budgeting and Estimating, Practices and Procedures, Internship I, Internship II, Issues in Interior Design, Residential Design, Field Study: Travel for Credit - KBIS, Capstone: Interior Design; Interior Merchandising; Interior Entrepreneurship.
    • UNH- Riyadh:
      Architectural Drawing 1, Basic Design II.
    • Art Institute - Austin:
      Introduction to Interior Design, Color Fundamentals, Sketching & Rendering, Materials & Specifications, Building Materials and Construction, Professional Practices, Residential Design 1, Internship.
    • TSU:
      Basic Interior Design, Contemporary Interiors and Architecture. 



    • American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) – Professional Member
    • 1997-1998 President of MoWest/KS Chapter
    • Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC)


    Registration, Certification, and Accredited Professional

    • National Council for Interior Design Qualification,
      NCIDQ #010563, 1991 – Present
    • REGREEN Trained Certificate Holder, November 2011 – Present
Nash, Adam
Adam Nash

Assistant Professor

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    Office: JB 216
    Phone: (210) 829-3860
    Specialization: Interior Design


    MA Interior Design, Savannah College of Art + Design, 2012

    Progress toward Ph.D. Human Environmental Science with Architectural Studies Emphasis, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, anticipated completion 2020

    Publications / Presentations:

    • Guest Lecturer at St. Mary's University Summer 2012 semester regarding sustainable interior design.
    • Guest Mentor and Critic at the University of Texas at San Antonio, 2010-2012.
    • "Ask the Expert", Austin - San Antonio Urban Home Magazine, 2009 Design Issue, Volume 4 Number 3, December 2009.
    • "UTSA in Full Spring", Eye on IIDA Newsletter, April 2008.
    • "IIDA Student Days", IIDA Custom, March 2008.
    • "IIDA Student Days: A First-Person Account", UTSA College of Architecture Newsletter, March 2008.
    • "Let Your Voice Be Heard," IDEC Make a Difference Project, published at, October 2007.
    • Short-listed in the International 'House Party' competition. Competed against over 3,000 professional and student entries from 89 countries. The finished work published on, the exhibition catalog, and was exhibited at "100% Design" in Tokyo, Japan, 2006.



    Work Experience

    2012 – Present: Delineate Interior Design + Research Collaborative, Project Interior Designer

    2014 – 2017: Adjunct Professor:

                          University of the Incarnate Word

                          Art Institute – San Antonio

    2010 – 2012: Broussard Group, Design Manager & Project Designer

    2008 – 2010: Bella Villa Design Studio, Commercial Project Designer

    2007 – 2008: Marks Design Group, Interior Design Intern/Associate


    Courses Taught:

    • UIW: 
      Intro to Architectural Design I; Commercial Design II; Project Management; Construction, Arch Systems and Codes.
    • Art Institute - San Antonio:
      Color Fundamentals, Drafting I & II, Design Basics 3-D, Human Factors, Programming and Space Planning, CAD I, Presentation Techniques, Hospitality Design Studio, Codes and Regulations, Materials and Specifications, Building and Mechanical Systems, Commercial Design Studio I, Interior Detailing, Environmental & Sustainable Design, Institutional Design Studio, Furniture Design Studio, Commercial Design Studio II, Professional Practices, Project Management, Residential Design 1.



    • American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) – Professional Member
    • International Interior Design Association (IIDA) – Professional Member
    • Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) – Professional Member
    • Texas Association for Interior Designers (TAID) – Professional Member


    Registration, Certification, and Accredited Professional

    • National Council for Interior Design Qualification,
      NCIDQ #027341, 2010 – Present
    • LEED Green Associate, 2011 – Present
    • Texas Registered Interior Designer, 2010 – Present

Diana Allison, PhD, ASID

Ryadi Adityavarman

Associate Professor

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    Office: JB 213
    Phone: (210) 805-1208
    Specialization: Interior Design and Architecture, Design Education, Asian Architecture


    Master of Science in Architectural Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 1996 Master of Architecture, University of Colorado at Denver, 1992

    Awards / Honors:

    • Global Peace Ambassador, Institute Economic and Peace, Spring 2017
    • Peace Fellowship, Rotary International Foundation, Spring 2016
    • IDEC Excellence Award, Best Research Poster Presentation, Spring 2015
    • Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, Mortar Board Senior Honorary, KSU, Fall 2014
    • Big 12 Faculty Fellow, Kansas State University, Fall 2014
    • Tilford Fellow, Kansas State University, Spring 2013 & Spring 2014
    • Presidential Faculty Fellowship, Savannah College of Art and Design, Spring 2010
    • Myers-Alford Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award Nominee, Kansas State University, Spring 2002
    • Big 12 Faculty Fellow, Kansas State University, Spring 2001
    • Dean Barbara Stowe Faculty Award, Kansas State University, Fall 2001
    • Teacher of the Year, ASID Chapter, Texas Tech University, Spring 1999
    • Peterson Prize Historic Preservation National Award 2nd Prize, U.S. Department of Interior, Fall 1993

    Work Experience

    Fall 2012 - 2018: Associate Professor, Interior Architecture & Product Design, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

    2015 - 2016: Visiting Associate Professor, Interior Design, Dar-Al Hekma University, Jeddah, KSA

    2006 - 2012: Professor, Interior Design, Savannah Coll ege of Art and Design, Savannah , GA

    2004 - 2006: Assistant Professor, Architecture, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA

    2002 - 2004: Assistant Professor, Environmental Design, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

    1999 - 2002: Assistant Professor, Interior Design, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
    1995 - 1999: Instructor, Interior Design, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX


    Courses Taught:

    • UIW: 
      Color and Environment-Behavior Theory, Space Planning, Construction and Details
    • Kansas State University:
      Design Foundation I, Design Foundation II, Design I Studio, Design II Studio, Design Ill Studio, Design IV Studio, Capstone Studio, Graduate Thesis Studio, Programming and Research, Visual Communication, Building Systems, International Hospitality Design, Asian Architecture  and Culture,  Architectural Freehand Drawing and Diagramming
    • SCAD:
      Drawings for Building Arts, Form Space Order Studio, Design I Studio, Design II Studio, Design Ill Studio, Design IV Studio, Design V studio, Senior Thesis Studio, Graduate Studio I, Graduate Studio 11, Thesis Research, Graduate Thesis Studio, Architectural Sketching, Introduction to Interior Design, Architectural Design Theory and History, Design Philosophy, Advanced Building Materials, Contemporary Design Issues
    • Wentworth Institute of Technology:
      Design Fundamentals I, Design Fundamentals 11, Architectural Drawing, Design I Studio, Design II Studio, Site Design, Building Systems, Building Construction, Graduate Thesis Studio, Indonesian Modern Architecture
    • Syracuse University:
      Introduction to Design, Studio I, Studio II, Studio Ill, Studio IV, Capstone Studio 



    • Reviewer Board, International Journal of Built Environment Research, 2017 - present
    • Reviewer Board, DAKAM Eastern Mediterranean Research Center, Turkey, 2014 - present
    • Reviewer Board, Athens Institute for Education and Research, 2014 - present
    • Member, International Association for Study of Traditional Environments, 2014 - present
    • Educator Member, NEWH Hospitality Industry Network, 2014 - present
    • Ad-Hoc Expert Reviewer, Journal of Interior Design (JID), 2005 - present
    • Faculty Associates in Research, Southeast Asian Outreach program, Cornell University, 2003 - present
    • Member, Interior Design Educators Council, 2001 - present
    • Member, Environmental Design Research Association, 2013 - present
    • Member , Society of Indonesian Interior Designers, 2009 - present
    • Member, Society of Indonesian Architectural Historians, 1996 - present