Executive Summary

 AWARDS

Teaching Awards

2016 | IIDA Educator of the Year, National Teaching Award

2016 | Nominated by Virginia Tech for the Cherry Award for Great Teaching

2016| Favorite Faculty Award, Virginia Tech

2014 | Nominated by Virginia Tech for the Cherry Award for Great Teaching

2013 | Academy of Teaching Excellence, Virginia Tech

2013 | Alumni Teaching Award, Virginia Tech

2011 | Certificate of Teaching Excellence, Virginia Tech

2010 |  Most Admired Design Educator (1 of 25), Design Intelligence

2009 |  Teaching Excellence Award College of Architecture and Urban Studies

2008 |   New Faculty Teaching Award, School of Architecture + Design, Virginia Tech

2003 |    Teaching Excellence Award, Pan-Hellenic Council, Virginia Tech

 

Research Awards

2015 | Polsky Prize Recipient, nominated by Fairchild Books for Sustainable Building Systems and Construction for Designers (2nd edition)

2010 |     Scholarship Award, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Virginia Tech

2009 |     Research Award Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects

2009 |     Scholarship Award, School of Architecture + Design, Virginia Tech

2008 |      “Best Paper” Privacy and Competition in the Interior Design Studio: The Hidden Curriculum, IDEC South Regional Conference, Auburn, Alabama  

2007 |       “Best Paper” Interior Design Studio Culture: The Legacy of the Ecole des Beaux Arts. IDEC Regional Conference, Blacksburg, Virginia (out of 33 presentations)

2005 |        “Best Paper” (runner up) The Design Model as an Instructional Tool Interior Design Educator’s Council South Regional Conference, Tallahassee, Florida. (out of 27)

2004 |        “Best Paper” Sketching to Learn Teaching Forum presented at the Interior Design Educator’s Council South Regional Conference, High Point, NC. (out of 32)

 

Creative Scholarship Awards

2008|Honorable Mention for Historic Preservation, ASID and IIDA Awards, Virginia and West Virginia Chapters, Huffman House Bed and Breakfast

2000|Preservation House Award, Historic Staunton Foundation, Peterson Residence

2000|First Place, ASID Virginia Chapter, Singular Space Award, Kyler Kitchen

1998|First Place, ASID Virginia Chapter, Singular Space Award, Davis Kitchen

 

EDUCATION

2008 |PhD in Architectural Studies, College of Human Environmental Sciences, University of Missouri

1990 |Master of Architectural History, School of Architecture, University of Virginia

1990 |Certificate of Historic Preservation, School of Architecture, University of Virginia

1986 |Bachelor of Science in Architecture, School of Architecture, University of Virginia

 

REGISTRATION AND LICENSES

2016  | WELL AP

2006  |Certified Interior Designer, State of Virginia, #743

2001  |Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional, BD+C

1999  |Registered Architect, State of Virginia, #0401 01839

1991  |National Council for Interior Design Qualification Certificate Holder, #9409

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

Chair, Interior Design, School of Architecture + Design, Virginia Tech 2011-present

Professor, School of Architecture + Design, Virginia Tech 2016-present

Associate Professor, School of Architecture + Design, Virginia Tech 2009-present

Graduate Program Coordinator Interior Design, School of Architecture + Design, Virginia Tech 2008-present

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture + Design, Virginia Tech 2007-present

Assistant Professor, Interior Design, Radford University 2003-2007

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture + Design, Virginia Tech 2001-2003

Adjunct Professor, Interior Design, James Madison University 1999-2001

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Virginia, 1988-1990

Principal, Architectural Adaptations LLC, Christiansburg, VA, 2005-present

Principal, Millennium Design, Staunton and Radford, VA 1998-2005

Project Architect and Interior Designer, (Mitchell Matthews and Associates,

Wyant Associates, VVKR, and Waller, Todd and Sadler), 1986-1995

 

 

SCHOLARSHIP AND DISCOVERY

 

Books

Tucker, L.M., 2015. American Architects and the Single Family House: Lessons Learned from the Architects’ Small House Service Bureau. New York and Oxford: Routledge, an imprint of Taylor Francis. (40,000 words); (Fall 2015 release)

Tucker, L.M. 2014. Designing Commercial Interiors: Applying Sustainable Concepts and Practices. New York: Fairchild Books. (330 pages)

Marshall-Baker, A. and Tucker, L.M., 2012. Cradle to Cradle Home Design: Process and Experience. New York: Fairchild Books. (152 pages)

Tucker, L.M., 2010, 2014. Sustainable Building Systems and Construction for Designers. New York: Fairchild Books. (444 pages); 2nd expanded edition 2014 (3000+ copies sold; adopted at 34 Universities)

 

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

2014 | “The Labor Saving Kitchen: Sources of the Architects’ Small House Service Bureau,” Enquiry: Architectural Research Center Consortium Journal. Vol. 11, No. 1, 52-63

http://www.arcc-journal.org/index.php/arccjournal/article/view/208

2012 |The Architects’ Small House Service Bureau: Model and Methods for Sustainable Single-Family Housing in the United States,” Journal of Interior Design, 37:1, pages 1-15

2010“The Architects Small House Service Bureau and ‘Good Design’” Architectural Research Center Consortium and the European Association for Architectural Education.

2010“A Context for the House Plan Books of the Architects Small House Service Bureau” Environmental Design Research Association 41, Summer 2010.

2009. |“The Architects Small House Service Bureau and the American Institute of Architects”                     Architectural Research Center Consortium Journal, Fall.

2009 | “The Small House Problem in the U.S.: 1918-1945: The American Institute of Architects and the Architects Small House Service Bureau,” Journal of Design History, Fall 2009

2008 | “The Architects Small House Service Bureau and Interior Design in the 1920s and 1930s,” Journal of Interior Design, Volume 34:1, 57-70.

2008 | “18th and 19th Century Sustainable Design Technologies in the Eastern U.S.,” Environmental Design Research Association 39, 23-29.

 

Peer-Reviewed Paper Presentations

Over 40 peer-reviewed papers delivered at several different venues of which 11 resulted in published papers. Conference venues include: Interior Design Educator’s Council (regional and international); Association for Preservation Technology (international), Environmental Design Research Association (international); Design History Society (international); Raison d’etre Symposium (international), and the Lightfair International Conference

 

Book Chapters/Contributions

2015 | “The Relationship between Historic Preservation and Sustainability in Interior Design,” in Asher-Thompson, JoAnn and Blossom, Nancy (eds.) A Handbook for Interior Design. Oxford: John Wiley and Sons, pp. 382-392

2015 | “Why Study Interior Design” in Interior Design for the Curious: Why Study Interior Design? Davis, Lee; Portillo, Margaret; Ransdell, Marlo; Boyett, Amy; Dedek, Peter; Vaidya, Kishor; Tucker, Lisa; Kwallek, Nancy; Ryan, Kathleen, and Glaser, Lewis, (eds.) Canberra, Australia: Curious Academic Publishing.

2012| “Living our World” in Poldma, Tiiu (ed.) Meanings of Design-Spaces. New York: Fairchild Books, pp. TBD. (In Press)

2012| “Understanding Space through Historic and Philosophical Perspectives” in Poldma, Tiiu (ed.) Meanings of Design-Spaces. New York: Fairchild Books, pp. TBD. (In Press)

2010 |  “Environmental Responsibility and Interior Design Education” in Guerin, D. and Martin, C. The State of the Interior Design Profession. New York: Fairchild Books, pp.42-47.

2009 |  “Sustainability and Information Gathering” in Marsden, J. and Dickinson, J. (eds) Informed Design. New York: Fairchild Books, pp. 79-106.

2009 |   “Recent Environmental Perspectives on Interior Textiles” in Interior Textiles: Design and Developments, Trevor Rowe (ed). Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing Ltd., pp. 169-179.

2009 |   “Importance of Sustainable Design” for Interior Design: Practical; Strategies for Teaching and Learning Pable, J. and Ankerson, K. (eds.) New York: Fairchild Books.

2009 |   “Environmental Responsibility” in Guerin, D. and Martin, C. The State of the Interior Design Profession. New York: Fairchild Books (in-press, publication January 2010)

 

Published Reviews

2009| Interiors: Design, Architecture, Culture “Penny Sparkes, The Modern interior.”

2008 | Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum 15, 98-99.

 

Peer Reviewed Exhibitions

2012|  Accepted for Show, Interior Design Educator’s Council South Region Creative Scholarship Competition, Into the Mist (Photographic Essay), presented at IDEC Conference South Region

2007 |  Accepted for Show, Interior Design Educator’s Council South Region Creative Scholarship Competition, Huffman House Bed and Breakfast, presented at IDEC Conference South Region

2006 |   Accepted for Show, Design Educator’s National Design Competition, Baker Bed and Breakfast, http://dene.tcu.edu

2006 |  Accepted for Show, Design Educator’s National Design Competition, Garden House,

Victorian Carriage House, online exhibition http://dene.tcu.edu

2005 |  Accepted for Show, Design Educator’s National Design Competition, Peterson Garden, http://dene.tcu.edu

2003 |  Accepted for Show, Design Educator’s National Design Competition, Kyler Kitchen, online exhibition http://www.art.okstate.edu/dene

2003 |  Accepted for Show, Design Educator’s National Design Competition, Showroom, online exhibition http://www.art.okstate.edu/dene

2002 | Accepted for Show, Design Educator’s National Design Competition, Beach House, online exhibition http://www.art.okstate.edu/dene

 

COMPETITIVE GRANTS (selected)

2009 |  Virginia Tech ICTAS “Sustainable Building Design Initiative” Grant ($186,000—2 years)

2008 |   Nuckolls Fund Lesley Wheel Introductory Lighting Program Grant ($20,000- 4 years)

2008 |   Interior Design Educators Council, Strategic Initiatives Grant ($2500)

2005 | Interior Design Educators Council, Special Projects  for “Cradle to Cradle”, ($1500)                 

2003 | Virginia Tech Teaching Enhancement Grant, “Building Systems for Interiors” ($4280)

 

COURSES TAUGHT SINCE 2015

Building Systems for Interiors II: Lighting

Design Studio VI

Design Studio VI

Design Theory and Research

Sustianable Interiors and the LEED Rating Systems

Advanced Design Research: Biophilic Design

Contemporary Practice for Interior Design

Interior Design Study Abroad

 

DIVERSITY INITIATIVES

CAUS Diversity Committee, Chair, 2011-2013

Head of CAUS Diversity Competition, 2012-2013

International Archive of Women in Architecture, International Executive Board Member

 

OUTREACH AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)

Past President Virginia Chapter t 2009-2010

                                     

Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC)

Board Member, President, 2012-2013;

 

The Council for Interior Design Accreditation CIDA

Accreditaiton Commission Member

Evaluation Committee Member, Team Chair and Site Visitor: One of five program consultants approved through CIDA to assist programs throughout the U.S. and Canada.