Sean Solley

Associate Professor & Program Director, Interior Architecture & Design

Phone: 617-557-1541
Office: Sawyer Building, 10th floor - room 1028


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, Human Factors & Universal Design, Interior Design Studio I 

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, explore practically the designer's communication repertoire.

Recent Professional Highlights

  • 2013: Rhode Island Fencing Academy and Club, East Providence, RI
  • 2011: Founding member of the Latham Park Initiative. 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
  • 2009: Solleydesign LLC awarded the US Small Business Administration's Joseph Knight Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence for redesign of 32' Motor Yacht, Panacea

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