Interior Architecture Faculty and Staff
Adjunct Faculty Member
Hometown : Pittsburgh
Joined Chatham : 2006
Academic Areas of Interest
Sustainable design, universal design, professional practices, basic design and advanced commercial studio classes including healthcare, hospitality, retail and office design.
Personal Areas of Interest
Organic Gardening, Swimming, Painting, Pottery
An interior designer since 1988, Janet has gained extensive professional practice experience by working for a dealership, architectural firm, interior design firm, a management company with in-house design services and by operating her own interior design firm of over 13 years. She is an NCIDQ certified designer, who has successfully completed projects in health care, hospitality, retail, office and residential design. An active member of ASID, American Society of Interior Designers, serving on many committees and as president of both the Ohio North Chapter and the PA West Chapter. Janet is an award winning designer who has completed numerous commercial projects, Her work has been featured in Northern Ohio Live Magazine, Cleveland Magazine, and Whirl Magazine. She has been featured in the Pittsburgh Business Times, as an instructor at Chatham University, and has served as an expert interior design source for a number of newspapers and magazines. She is a strong proponent of educating interior designers to master the health, safety, and welfare needs of building occupants, and has taught interior design courses at Kent State University, The University of Akron, The Art Institute on-line and is currently teaching at Chatham University.
- Master of Science, Interior Architecture, Chatham University, 2006; Bachelor of Science, Interior Design, La Roche College, 1988; Associate, Commercial Art and Design, Allegheny Community College, 1984; Associate, Fine Arts, Allegheny Community College, 1984
- Article on teaching at Chatham University in the Pittsburgh Business Times; Interior design work has been published in Northern Ohio Live magazine, and Cleveland Magazine; Acted as an expert interior design source for articles written in Sun Newspaper, Norther Ohio Live magazine, Assisted Living Executive Report, the Akron Beacon Journal, Pittsburgh Business Times, and Whirl magazine.
- National Council for Interior Design Qualification #11106
- Project Awards: Honorable Mention Interior of the Year 2002, ASID OH North Commercial Design, Project: R. H. Myers Senior Apartments, Building Renovation, Menorah Park, Beachwood, OH; Pathfinders Interior Design Award, ASID Ohio North, 1998, Project: Emergency Room, Children’s Area Metro Health System, Cleveland, OH; Professional Awards: ASID National Awards for Outstanding Service and Contributions to the Chapter and the Profession for Presidency of OH North and PA West; Many ASID Presidential Citations for Distinguished Services to the Profession from PA West and OH North.
- American Society of Interior Designers; Interior Design Educators Council; Interior Design Legislative Coalition of Pennsylvania
- Successfully completed 44+ commercial design projects; Established and managed a successful interior design business; President, ASID PA West Chapter; President, ASID Ohio North Chapter ; Served as chair of numerous ASID committees; Acted as a professional juror for Pittsburgh Magazine Design of the Year, ASID Maryland Designer of the Year, Michigan ASID Designer of the Year, NCIDQ, National Council for Interior Design Qualifications; .
- Sustainability and Interior Design Solutions; Color: Design Solutions for Senior Living; What to Expect from Professional Interior Design Services for Senior Living; ASID in Your Future