Sean Solley

Associate Professor, Interior Architecture & Design

Phone: 617-557-1541
Email: ssolley@suffolk.edu
Office: 75 Arlington St., 4th floor - room 410
Website: solleydesign.com

Education

First Class Honors Degree BA(hons), Interior Design, Kingston Polytechnic, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, UK
B/TEC National Diploma, Spatial Design, Medway College of Design, Rochester, Kent, UK
City and Guilds Certificate, Art and Design, Canterbury College, Canterbury, Kent, UK

Courses Taught at the School of Art & Design

Thesis Research, Interior Design Communications, Sustainable Design, Senior Studio, Human Factors & Universal Design, Thesis Studio

Teaching Philosophy

Interior Design is a complex problem solving activity that focuses on our physical and emotional relationship to space. As a teacher I strive to create an environment where thoughts and actions, nurture critical skills. Through graphic and verbal presentations students develop compelling arguments to share with peers and, in doing so, practically explore the designers communication repertoire.

Recent Professional Highlights

  • 2011: Founding member of the Latham Park Imitative. Designers of a Multigenerational Natural Playground
  • 2011: Malik Residence, West Barrington, RI, renovation of waterfront home
  • 2011: The Parkhurst Residence, West Barrington, RI, newly constructed waterfront home
  • 2010: Commencement of design work with the Rhode Island Fencing Academy and Club
  • 2009: Solleydesign LLC awarded the US Small Business Administration's Joseph Knight Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence for redesign of 2' Motor Yacht, Panancea

Professional Affiliations

Professional Member, Interior Design Educators Council
Associate Member, International Interior Design Association
Member, The Green Roundtable / Massachusetts Membership Forum -- An affiliation between The Green Roundtable and the USGBC
Member, Northeast Sustainable Energy Association
Member, Institute of Human Centered Design
Member, Pawtucket Arts Collaborative
Member, RI Citizens for the Arts