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Interior Design Faculty and Staff

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Office Support Staff

Academic Advisor

Graduate Coordinator



Assistant Professor

Nicole Peterson

Assistant Professor, Interior Design

Mailing Address

Interior Design Department
158 College of Design
Ames, IA, 50011

Contact Information

Phone: (515) 294-0675
Office: 283 Design


MFA, Interior Design, Iowa State University, 2013
BFA, Interior Design, Iowa State University, 2006

On the Web

Research Interests

Educational environments: The role of the library in today's society - student perceptions of the library and design recommendations for an improved learning environment

Graphic communication: The significance of hand sketching and fine art media in interior design; bridging the use of building information modeling (BIM) in the interior design studio environment with professional practice

Textile surface design

Current Projects

IDEC National Conference Poster Presentation, Bibliotheca: A paradigm for translating student preferences into the design of a library, 2014

IDEC National Conference Poster Presentation, Design implications of the evolving university library as a student learning center, 2013

Strands of Strength, Des Moines, IA, Textile design selected to be printed as a scarf for women battling breast cancer, 2013

Professional Work in Publications:

Kansas City Business Journal Capstone Award, Architectural Design, UMKC Student Union, Kansas City, MO, 2011

American School and University Magazine, Metropolitan Community College, Penn Valley FEMA Shelter, Kansas City, MO, 2009

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