Denise A. Guerin

Morse-Alumni Distinguished Professor Emerita

Principal, InformeDesign®



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Selected Scholarship

  • Guerin, D., Kulman Brigham, J., Kim, H-Y., Choi, S., & Scott, A. (2012). Post-occupancy evaluation of employees’ work performance and satisfaction as related to sustainable design criteria and workstation type. Journal of Green Building,7(4).
  • Guerin, D., Kim, H-Y., Kulman Brigham, J., Choi, S., & Scott, A. (2011). Thermal comfort, indoor airquality and acoustics: A conceptual framework for predicting occupant satisfaction in sustainable office buildings, International Journal of Sustainable Design,1(4), 348–360.
  • Guerin, D., Kim, H-Y., Kulman Brigham, J., Choi, S., & Scott, A. (2011). Development of a post-occupancy evaluation tool for designers to measure occupant satisfaction, performance, and well-being in sustainable buildings. Design at the Edge. Taipei, Taiwan: International Design Alliance, 252-256.
  • Guerin, D. (2011). Bucket List. Best of Show, Prevolv Panel Design Competition
  • Martin, C., & Guerin, D. (Eds.). (2010). The State of the Interior Design Profession.  New York: Fairchild Books.
  • Turpin, J., & Guerin, D., (2010). Women in interior design: The development of leaders. In K. O’Connor, (Ed.), Gender & Women’s Leadership: A Reference Handbook. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Guerin, D. (2010). Redefining “qualified.” In C. Martin & D. Guerin (Eds.), The State of the Interior Design Profession. Essay in chapter 7 New York: Fairchild Publications.
  • Guerin, D., & Kwon, Ja In. (2010). Welfare: Can you talk about your specialized knowledge? In C. Martin & D. Guerin, The State of the Interior Design Profession.  Essay in chapter 10 New York: Fairchild Publications.
  • Guerin, D., & Martin, C. (2010). The interior design profession’s body of knowledge and its relationship to health, safety, and welfare. Indianapolis, IN: Council for Interior Design Accreditation, American Society of Interior Designer, Interior Designers of Canada, International Interior Design Association, and the National Council for Interior Design Qualification.
  • Lee, Y., & Guerin, D. (2010). Indoor environmental quality differences between office types in LEED-certified buildings in the US. Building and Environment, 45(5), 1104-1112.


  • IDes 1601 Interior Design Studio I
  • IDes 4196 Internship in DHA-Interior Design
  • IDes 4608 Interior Design Thesis
  • IDes 4615W Interior Design Research
  • DES 8112 Design Theory and Criticism 

Professional, Institutional, and Community Leadership and Service

  • Interior Design Educators Council, President, 2010-11
  • International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers
  • Design Frontiers: The Interiors Entity, Summit Participant, 2011
  • International Scientific Committee, 2010-2011
  • Global Interiors Education Open Forum (GIEOF), Co-Chair, 2012-2013
  • Commission for Academic Accreditation, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, United Arab Emirates, Site Visitor to Eight Interior Design Programs in the UAE (2003-2012)
  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation, Site Visitor and Team Chair

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Admired Design Educator 2009 and 2011, Design Intelligence
  • Education Leadership Award, Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario, 2010
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, IIDA Northland Chapter, 2010
  • Fellow of the American Society of Interior Designers, 2009
  • American Society of Interior Designers, 2007 Educator of Distinction, National Chapter
  • Louis Tregue/NCIDQ Award for Outstanding Contribution to Interior Design Practice, 2003
  • American Society of Interior Designers, International, Presidential Award, 2003
  • Michael Tatum Excellence in Education Award, International Interior Design Association, 2002
  • Fellow of the Interior Design Educators Council, 1999 

Specialties & Expertise:

Occupant Issues in Sustainable Buildings; Health, Safety, and Welfare by Interior Designers; Development of the Interior Design Profession


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