Nancy Hackett

Associate Professor, Interior Architecture & Design

Phone: 617-305-1777
Office: Sawyer Building, 10th floor - room 1045

Fall 2018 Office Hours

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Tuesdays & Thursdays
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Wednesdays


MA, Interior Design & Resource Management, University of Connecticut
BA, Art History, University of Colorado

Courses Taught at the School of Art & Design

Senior Programming and Pre-Design, Senior Studio, Interior Design Internship Seminar, Contract Design I, Interiors Marketing and Contracts

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy centers around the introduction of a "cognitive apprenticeship," for students in design studios, where the classroom emulates a professional work environment. Hands-on studio experience is needed for students to master the skills they will use as interior designers. It is the only way for students to fully grasp the interior design discipline and the interrelated and interdisciplinary nature of today's problem solving for the built environment. I also champion three educational initiatives: collaborative teaching, experiential learning and international programming as part and parcel of a well rounded interior design education.

Recent Professional Highlights

  • 2012: IIDA New England, Fashion Show Fundraiser, First Place School Entry, NESAD Faculty Mentor
  • 2011: The Society for St. John the Evangelist, Monastery Interior Furnishings & Finishes, Cambridge, MA
  • 2007: Boston Globe Magazine, Award "Home of the Year" Beverly, MA residence
  • 2001: Vanderbuilt University; School of Engineering, "Best Academic Common Areas" Award by the American School & University Magazine
  • 1990: "Top Ten Award" Interior Design Magazine, The SPA at the HERITAGE, Boston, MA

Professional Affiliations

Professional Member, International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
Certified, National Council on Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ)
Professional Member, Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC)