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RSID - Lois Weinthal

Lois Weinthal

Chair and Professor
EducationMArch, BArch, ARIDO, IDC, IDEC, NCIDQ 10296
OfficeSID-108
Phoneext. 5188

Professor Weinthal’s practice investigates the relationship between architecture, interiors, clothing and objects, resulting in works that take on an experimental nature. Her teaching explores these topics where theoretical discussions in seminars are put into practice in design studio. Her seminar teaching led to the publication, Toward a New Interior: An Anthology of Interior Design Theory (Princeton Architectural Press, 2011), which organizes the interior as a series of layers that surround the body. This anthology won the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Book Award in 2014. Additional publications include co-editor of After Taste: Expanded Practice in Interior Design with Kent Kleinman and Joanna Merwood-Salisbury (Princeton Architectural Press, 2011), which began as a series of symposiums to address the interdisciplinary nature of interiors and the tangent disciplines that affect and inform it. She also co-edited with Graeme Brooker The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design, (Berg Publishers, 2013). She is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Interiors: Design/Architecture/Culture. She has received grants from SSHRC, Graham Foundation, Fulbright, and DAAD and has exhibited and lectured nationally and internationally. Previously, she was Director of the Interior Design Program at Parsons The New School for Design and Graduate Advisor for the Master of Interior Design Program in the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin. She received her Master of Architecture from Cranbrook Academy of Art and Bachelor of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design. She currently holds the position of Honorary Professor at the Glasgow School of Art.