Barbara Marini Ph.D., FASID is the Director of Interior Design in the School of Architecture, College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington. She is a passionate educator, designer, organizational leader, and strategist with an eye to the future. Most recently Barbara served as the Interior Design Department Head at Ringling College of Art + Design in Sarasota, FL where she successfully led accreditation efforts, curricular initiatives, and student focused endeavors. Prior to her tenure at Ringling, Barbara served as the Chair of Interior Design for IADT Detroit leading start-up and new program and accreditation initiatives and College for Creative Studies as Department Head, also in Detroit, MI. Her instructional experience includes Eastern Michigan University, the Art Institute of Michigan, Baker Community College in Auburn Hills, Michigan and Boston Architectural College.
Barbara is a Lifetime-professional member and Fellow of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers), IDEC (Interior Design Educators Council), ICC (International Codes Council), and actively engaged in interior design education. She has received recognition for both her design and academic endeavors. Barbara led ASID through strategic change as National President, chaired and served on several Councils and Task Forces (including the Chapter Support Team, Student Advisory Council, and Legislative Codes and Advisory Council), and is a CIDQ (Council for Interior Design Qualification) Ambassador. Barbara currently serves on the CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation) Commission and is an advocate for interior design education.
Her design practice is in the areas of workplace, mixed-use development, hospitality, and retail design. She has worked as a consultant to architectural firms, developers, and clients and has extensive experience in the building industry. Barbara was the principal of Marini Interiors, Inc. in Grosse Pointe Park, MI for over twenty years, prior to relocating to Sarasota, FL where she worked on retail specialty shops and residential projects. Recently, she established Marini Design Consultants as a data driven consultancy.
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