FIU Interior Architecture Advisory Board

The Interior Architecture Department’s advisory board is a visionary organization composed of volunteers from the design professional community. An active and engaged group of design professionals, this board works to form a bridge between the professional community and FIU’s academic world. The advisory board provides for the exchange of thoughts regarding relevant and contemporary issues in interior design and interior architecture.

“This diverse group of professional leaders works with FIU’s Interior Architecture program because they believe quality education is essential to developing excellent interior architects who are life-long learners capable of creating interiors that can, and do, transform people’s lives.”

The board also acts to raise public awareness of Florida International University and its Interior Architecture program, assists in developing curricular content, and works to support the program and its students.

Yi Belanger, Stantec
Robert Blakeslee, Blakeslee Assoc.
Lisette Boosooboy, M.C. Harry Associates
Lorraine Bragg, AECOM
Eve Cater, Sun Flooring
Lachmee Chin, ODP Architects
Mario Echeverria, Echeverria Design Group
Monica Estrada, Artimede
Diana Farmer Gonzalez, Gensler Assoc.
Lilia Gonzalez, Perkins+Will
Rudy Hernandez, Leo A. Daly
Paula Hesch, Paula Hesch Design
Julia Melhauser, Steelcase
Betty Meastre, Global Commercial Furnishings
John Naranjo, Echeverria Design Group
Dawn Starling, Starling & Associates
Greg Walton, Studio DADO