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The State of the Interior Design Profession

Date: 11/15/2011

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Location: Pohlad Hall Minneapolis Central Library

Cost: Free; Please register at the link below.


Location: Pohlad Hall, Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401

The State of the Interior Design Profession (Fairchild Books, 2010) is a “must-read” book that draws on the perspectives of more than 80 practitioner authors to address 12 issues critical to the interior design profession. Hear about the impetus for the book and why certain issues and authors were chosen to be highlighted. College of Design faculty members and editors Caren Martin and Denise Guerin and three local contributors to the book will discuss the value of interior design, the body of knowledge and its relationship to welfare, evidence-based design, factors influencing practice, and regulation of interior design practice.

Caren S. Martin, PhD, CID, FASID, IDEC, Associate Professor, College of Design (editor/moderator)
Denise A. Guerin, PhD, FASID, FIDEC, IIDA, Professor, College of Design (editor/moderator)
Anita Barnett, FIIDA, Owner, Anita Barnett Consulting
Janice Carleen Linster, FASID, CID, LEED AP, Founder, Studio Hive, Inc.
Rachelle Schoessler Lynn, FASID, CID, LEED AP, BD+C Partner, Studio 2030



5:30 PM Doors open and books available for purchase 5:30 PM

6-7:30 program / panel discussion, book sales and signing reception will follow

Book sale information:

The State of the Interior Design Profession (Fairchild Books, 2010) will be available for purchase during the event at a discounted rate of $55 (includes tax), while supplies last. Credit card, check or cash for exact amount accepted.


  • Name: Lori Mollberg
  • E-mail: lmollber@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-625-8796
  • Sponsored by: Co-sponsored by the Hennepin County Library, Minneapolis Central, Humanities, History and Social Sciences and University of Minnesota College of Design.

Reservation Information:

Register online here.

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Lori Mollberg, 612-625-8796 or lmollber@umn.edu.

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