BFA Interior Design, Virginia Commonwealth University MFA Interior Design, Virginia Commonwealth University
T. Stefan Bruce studied design at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She has worked professionally on commercial and residential spaces for 28 years. When discovering the teaching career option at VCU, she then earned an MFA and plans to complete her PhD studies from University of Manitoba in Canada. Bruce’s innovative studio processes have won teaching awards and produced engaging student projects. Bruce focuses on design as a living, dynamic process. Her philosophy emphasizes remaining open to daily shifts and rapid change, evolving design tools and a culturally expansive problem-solving process.
MA Architecture, Clemson University BA Design, Clemson University As a licensed architect, Katherine E. Kennon, AIA consults on design projects and conducts continuing education seminars on building codes and accessibility for design professionals. She also is the author of The Codes Guidebook for Interiors.
BFA Interior Design, Watkins College of Art
BFA Fine Art, University of Tennessee–Martin After launching her professional practice as an interior designer for several prominent architectural firms in the Nashville area, Shonna Sexton founded Shonna Sexton Studio, a client-focused practice that strives to improve quality of life through art and design. Her aesthetic is driven by a respect for the past and solutions that will stand the test of time with a limited amount of maintenance. Sexton is a member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and has served on the Board for the IIDA Tennessee Chapter for the past several years. She also is the recipient of the Tennessee Chapter Service Award.