Denise Rush, Director of Undergraduate Interior Design
The Boston Architectural College is pleased to announce that Denise Rush has been appointed Director of the Undergraduate Interior Design Program at the Boston Architectural College.
Denise joins the BAC with over 20 years of experience as a design educator and practitioner. She most recently taught Interior Architecture at Columbia College Chicago. She has also been an Instructor at Harrington College of Design, and the Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago.
Before going into private practice, Denise held an academic appointment as the Visiting Interior Designer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was a Director at the international architectural firm of Perkins + Will in Chicago, a Project Manager at the international architectural firm of the SmithGroup in Detroit, a Design Resource Director of WorkPlace Integrators in Detroit, and Head of Interiors at the regional A/E firm of Tower Pinkster Titus in Grand Rapids. She has spoken at the 2011 NOMA National Conference in Atlanta; the ASID, Interiors 08 National Conference in New Orleans; and was a panelist at NeoCon 2010 in Chicago.
Denise was born raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and earned her B.A. in Interior Design from Michigan State University and her Master of Science from Spertus Institute in Chicago.
The BAC offers professionally accredited Bachelor of Interior Design and Master of Interior Design degree programs that combine classroom learning and practical experience in creative, collaborative environments. The fundamental emphasis of the BAC's approach is user experience, where innovation begins with environmental and social responsibility, and discovers the means to interact with people who live and work in the built world. Interior Design graduates are positioned to take responsibility for the health, safety and welfare of the public in spaces designed for human habitation.