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Diana Allison, PhD, ASID

Diana Allison, PhD, ASID

Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor
Office: JB 216
Phone: 210-829-3859
Specialization: Housing and Interior Design, Environmental Design 

Ph.D. Architectural Studies with Environment and Behavior Emphasis, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, 2009



Allison, D. (February, 2014). Estimating and Costing for Interior Designers: A step-by-step workbook. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing.


Awards / Honors

ASID National Chapter Medalist Award Recipient, 2007

Kansas City’s Home Builders’ Association Parade of Homes Gold Medal Winner $250,000 - $500,000 category, 1999

1st runner up and 4th runner up in Kansas City Homes and Gardens Home of the Year Issue, 1995

Presidential Citation, Missouri West/Kansas American Society of Interior Designers, 1991 - 1998


Work Experience

2004 – Present: Allison & Associates Interiors, sole proprietor/designer

2012 – 2015: Adjunct Professor:

                      Texas State University

                      University of New Haven, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

                       Art Institute – Austin

2000 – 2012: Associate Professor, JCCC, Overland Park, KS

1998 – 2004: Hobson Interiors, Kansas City, MO

1991 – 1998: Di Lynn Interiors, sole proprietor/designer

1983 – 1991: Various design firms, Columbia, MO & Kansas City, 


Courses Taught


Commercial Design II, Space Planning, Residential Design II, Commercial Design I, Work Experience, Professional Practice & Portfolio.

 Johnson County Community College:

Interior Design I, Interior Design II, Space Planning, Honors – Space Planning, Design Presentation, Accessory Fundamentals, Leadership in Design, Upholstered Furniture, Sustaining Design, Budgeting and Estimating, Practices and Procedures, Internship I, Internship II, Issues in Interior Design, Residential Design, Field Study: Travel for Credit - KBIS, Capstone: Interior Design; Interior Merchandising; Interior Entrepreneurship.

  UNH- Riyadh:

Architectural Drawing 1, Basic Design II.

 Art Institute - Austin

Introduction to Interior Design, Color Fundamentals, Sketching & Rendering, Materials & Specifications, Building Materials and Construction, Professional Practices, Residential Design 1, Internship.


Basic Interior Design ,Contemporary Interiors and Architecture. 



American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) – Professional Member

1997-1998 President of MoWest/KS Chapter

Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC)


Registration, Certification, and Accredited Professional

National Council for Interior Design Qualification,
NCIDQ #010563, 1991 – Present

REGREEN Trained Certificate Holder, November 2011 – Present



Nadia Pidgeon, MA


Visiting Professor
Office: JB 216
Phone: 210-829-3860
Specialization: Interior Design





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