Nicole Peterson

Nicole Peterson

Associate Professor of Teaching, Interior Design


(515) 294-675

Campus Office: 283 Design

Mailing Address
Interior Design Department
158 College of Design
Ames, IA, 50011
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BFA, Interior Design, Iowa State University --2006

MFA, Interior Design, Iowa State University --2013


Research Interests

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Educational and workplace environments. Teaching interior design materials and finishes to design students.

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

Current Projects

Instagram + communicty: An integrated approach to contemporary design pedagogy. Design Principles and Practices. 2021

How the needs of monks and empire builders helped mold the modern-day office. Article in The Conversation US. 2020

The makerspace library connection: Designing an elementary school library that aims to meet the needs of the future. Outreach project for United Community Schools. 2019

Promoting product proficiency through the creation of a collaborative materials sourcebook developed by interior design students. IDEC. 2017

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