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Judson Willoughby

Published April 28, 2017

Adjunct Instructor
Department of Interior Architecture and Design


Judson Willoughby is a practicing interior designer and educator, specializing in holistic interior design concepts, creating environments that are tailored to psychological, physiological, and sociological needs. After conducting research and gaining valuable hands on experience while living in Europe, Willoughby returned to Florida to found Willoughby Interiors in 2014. As Principal Designer, he works alongside contractors and experts in the field and has completed over 100 custom projects. In 2017, he joined the Department of Interior Architecture and Design at Florida State University as an adjunct professor. In his free time, Willoughby enjoys restoring his historic 1920’s Spanish Colonial home and digging in his garden.


Masters of Fine Arts, Major: Interior Design, Florida State University, Department of Interior Architecture & Design, Tallahassee, FL, Supervisor: Marlo Ransdell, PhD. — 2014

Bachelor of Arts degree, Major: Psychology, University of South Florida, College of Arts & Sciences, Tampa, FL, SUMA cum laude — 2010

Teaching Areas

Design Fundamentals I

Graduate Studio II

Design Fundamentals II (Graduate Teaching Assistant)

Studio I (Graduate Teaching Assistant)

Portfolio Development (Graduate Teaching Assistant)

Research Areas

Willoughby’s research interests focus primarily on the individual’s interconnected experience with the build environment, integrating his passions of psychology and interior design.

Select Scholarly/Creative Works & Awards

Willoughby, J. (2013). Integrating the Built Environment and the Individual: A Holistic Approach to the Design of Interior Space.       Unpublished master’s thesis, Florida State University. Retrieved from