Chatham University

Interior Architecture Faculty and Staff

Thelma Lazo-Flores, PhD

Thelma Lazo-Flores,
Chair and Program Director
Joined Chatham : 2013

Academic Areas of Interest

Design education and pedagogy; design for sustainability; design theory and practice; design culture and phenomenology; human geography; healthcare design and medical humanities; lighting design and green building issues; furniture design and technological innovation; and digital fabrication.

Personal Areas of Interest

Mixed media painting, children's book illustration, furniture design, photography


  • Ph.D. in Design Science and Planning, Chiba University, Japan
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Regional Development
  • MA Art History *Coursework, University of the Philippines
  • BFA Interior Design, University of Santo Tomas, Philippines


  • Japanese Society for the Science of Design
  • Environmental Design Research Association
  • Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture
  • Interior Design Educators Council