Full-time Faculty

Diana Allison, PhD, ASID

Dr. Diana Allison, ASID

Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor

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

Office: JB 216
Phone: (210) 829-3859
E-mail:  dallison@uiwtx.edu
Specialization: Housing and Interior Design, Environmental Design

  • Publications

    Book: 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.

  • Affiliations

    • 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

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

Office: JB 216
Phone: (210) 829-3860
E-mail:  anash@uiwtx.edu
Specialization: Interior Design

  • 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 www.idec.org, October 2007.
    • Short-listed in the Designboom.com International 'House Party' competition. Competed against over 3,000 professional and student entries from 89 countries. The finished work published on www.designboom.com, 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.

  • Affiliations

    • 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