Screenreader Navigation - [ Skip to Content | Skip to Main Navigation ]
[FSU Seal Image] - Return to Home
Florida State University - Return to Home

Page supergraphic

Department of Interior Design / Faculty / David M. Butler

David M. Butler

Associate Professor

Office: 1036 William Johnston Building
Phone: (850) 644-3284
E-mail: dbutler@fsu.edu

Teaching Areas

Career Planning, Business and Professional Practices, Lighting and Electrical Systems, Residential and Non-Residential Interior Design, Portfolio Performance, Materials and Methods

Educational Background

  • M.A. Interior Design University of Missouri
  • B.S. Housing and Interior Design University of Missouri

Registration

  • Registered Interior Designer, State of Florida #0000012 1988 to Present
  • Registered Interior Design Business, State of Florida #0000001 1988 to Present Recent

Recent Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

  • Florida State University Academic Advising Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising 2007
  • Florida State University Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award for Excellence in Teaching 1996-97
    A Handbook for Interior Design Students
  • Florida State University Academic Advising Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising 1997
    Co-Authors: David M. Butler and Larry L. Peterson, Design Professionals Guidebook to Managing Your Career Path, for
    Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture Students, 2005 Edition. www.designprofs.biz
  • Author: Career Path Management: CPM, A Handbook for Interior Design Students, Copyright 1997, United States Library of Congress

Service

  • Florida State University: Phi Kappa Phi
    Graduate Fellowship Juror 1996 to Present
  • Continuing Education Provider and Monitor, 1992 to Present State of Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design IDCEC registered
  • Education Specialist, 1988 to Present State of Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design Wrote and Edit Experience, Education and Examination requirements Florida Administrative Codes and Statutes
  • 1999 National Survey of Accredited Interior Design Programs Developed new education guidelines for rules adoption in 2001

Significant Professional Practice

  • Westcott Administration Building, Florida State University, 2000.
  • Project Role: Interior Designer for Lighting and color analysis for entry and auditorium mezzanine.
  • Tallahassee Regional Memorial Medical Center. Project Role: Interior Designer for leased office spaces interior space planning and specifications, 1995.
  • Roche Laboratories, Tallahassee, FL. Project Role: Interior Designer for space planning and product specifications, 1995.
  • Wakulla Springs Lodge and Conference Facility, Florida State University.
  • Project Role: Interior Designer for space planning and product specifications for Presidential Suite and Inn, 1990.
  • Bivins Dermatology Clinic, Tallahassee, FL. Project Role: Interior Designer, 1981-1996.
  • The Greenwood Estate, Tallahassee, FL. Project Role: Interior Designer for 1939 Colonial Renovation.

Papers presented at professional meetings

  • Invited presenter, “Career Path Management: The Role of the Educator and the Responsibility of the Student”, Interior Design Educators Council, International Conference, Clearwater, Florida, April 1999.
  • Weins, Janet. The Value of FIDER Accreditation,
    Interiors and Sources, periodical, July/August 1998 Participated in professional interview.
  • Invited presenter: Waxman, L., Butler, D. Nielson, J. “The Impact of Professional Licensing on Interior Design Education”, Interior Design Educators Council, International Conference, Nashville, Tennessee 1995.

Memberships in Professional Organizations

  • American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Invited to Council of Fellows 1998 Professional Member 1979 to Present Florida North Chapter Board of Directors 1983-1996 Florida North Chapter President 1991-92 (Host of National Conference 1991) Medalist Award Recipient 1991
  • Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Corporate Member 1984-94, 1996-2002
  • National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certified 1979 Certificate Number: 2352

Academic/ Professional Interests

Professional Practices; Career Planning; Electrical and Lighting Systems; Continuing Education; Medical Care Facility Planning, Design and Management