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Lisa Waxman

Published May 16, 2016

Professor and Chair
Department of Interior Architecture and Design

Contact

lwaxman@fsu.edu

P: (850) 644-8326
F: (850) 644-3112

Lisa Kinch Waxman, Ph.D. is a professor and chair of the Interior Architecture + Design department at Florida State University. Her research includes topics related to the design of spaces that foster community, sustainable design, and design for special populations. She is an NCIDQ certificate holder, a LEED-AP and a licensed interior designer in Florida. Dr. Waxman has served in many capacities on the board of the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC), including president-elect, president and past-president from 2010 until 2013. She was honored as a Fellow of IDEC in 2008. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).  Her teaching expertise includes environment and behavior, design issues, sustainability and studio.

Areas of Responsibility

Teaching, Research, and Service, & Chair of the Department of Interior Architecture and Design

Education

  • B.S. Florida State University, Interior Design
  • M.S. Oregon State University, Interior Design
  • Ph.D. Florida State University, Art Education

Select Service & Awards

  • Florida State University Undergraduate Teaching Award, (2018)
  • Board Member, Council for Interior Design Accreditation (2015-present)
  • FSU University Sustainability Advisory Board, (2013-present)
  • Leibrock Universal Design Fellowship (2015)
  • Presidential Award for Sustained Service and Contributions, Interior Design Educators Council (2013)
  • 25 Most Admired Educators, Design Intelligence: America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools (2012)
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Visual Arts, Theatre, and Dance (2012)
  • Florida State University Undergraduate Teaching Award, (2012)
  • National President, Interior Design Educators Council, (2011-2012)
  • Honored as a Fellow of the Interior Design Educators Council (2008)

Select Scholarly/Creative Works

  • Setser, K., Waxman, L. & Mattson, H. (presented 2018, March). Trend Forecasting & Accreditation Standards.  Presentation at the Interior Design Educators Council 2018 Annual Conference, Boston, MA.
  • Waxman, L., Huber, A., & McLane, Y. (2017). The library as a third pace: Designing to encourage gathering and place attachment. Proceedings of the Interior Design Educators Council 2017 Annual Conference. (National, refereed)
  • Waxman, L. (2017). The role of place in well-being. In D. Kopec (Ed.), Health & well-being for interior architecture (pp. 159-168). New York: Routledge.
  • Huber, A., Waxman, L., & Clemons, S. (2017). Students as researchers, collaborators, & end-users: Informing campus design. International Journal for Designs for Learning, 8(2), 80-94.  Retrieved from: https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/ijdl/article/view/21363/29785
  • Waxman, L., Webber, S., Pable, J., & Huber, A. (2017). From silos to synergies: Creating scaffolding opportunities for increased student learning. Proceedings of the Interior Design Educators Council 2017 Annual Conference. (National, refereed)
  • Trujillo, L., & Waxman, L. (2016). Designing the melting pot: Physical attributes of the intercultural campus. Journal of Art for Life, 8, 1-25. Retrieved from: https://journals.fcla.edu/jafl/article/view/87158/84945
  • Waxman, L., Huber, A., Clemons, S., & McLane, Y. (2016). Research by design: Linking student researchers with industry needs. Proceedings of the Interior Design Educators Council 2017 Annual Conference. (National, refereed)
  • Waxman, L., & Kibler, S. (2016). The impact of branding on the third place environment. Proceedings of the Interior Design Educators Council 2016 Annual Conference. (National, refereed)
  • Waxman, L., Huber, A., & McLane, Y. (2016). Design considerations for veterans recovering from war-related injuries. Proceedings of the Art and Design for Social Justice Symposium, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. (Regional, refereed)
  • Waxman, L. Dyer, C., Huber, A., Maki, K., Sarawigi, T., & Seidler, D. (presented 2015, March). The T-Word: How interior design programs are tacking technology today? Presentation at Interior Design Educators Council Annual Conference, Interior Design Educators Council, Austin, TX. (National)
  • Waxman, L., & Waxman, L. (2015, May). LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) as a Touchstone for Designers. National Museum of Korea, Korean Society of Exhibition Designers.
  • Pable, J., & Waxman, L. (2014). The importance of interior design professionals’ engagement in policy development to effect change for underprivileged individuals. In D. Smith, M. Lommerse, & P. Metcalfe (Eds.), Life from the inside: Perspectives on social sustainability and interior architecture (pp. 79-86). New York: Springer.
  • McLane, Y., & Waxman, L. (2014). Designing for good. In G. Cairns (Ed.),Designing for a complex world (pp. 77-98). Oxfordshire, UK: Libir.
  • Tan, L., & Waxman, L. K. (2013). Designing for virtual learning spaces: A Second Life example. International Journal of Designs for Learning, 4(2), 72-79. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/ijdl
  • Waxman, L. K. (presented 2013, October). Designing for Alzheimers: A case study of a memory care facility. Paper presented at Interior Design Educators Council South Regional Conference, Interior Design Educators Council, Atlanta, GA.
  • Waxman, L. K. (2012). Practical Applications for Designers, Expert Spotlight 16.1: Third Places. In D. Kopec (Ed.), Environmental Psychology for Design (pp. 317-318). New York: Fairchild Publishing.