Faculty

Scott M. Ageloff, FIDEC ASID AIA

NCIDQ; New York State Certified Interior Designer

M Arch Yale University; B Arch Carnegie Mellon University 

Scott is Director of the MS in Interior Architecture program and Principal at Ageloff & Associates Interior Architecture & Design, with over 30 years professional experience in architecture and interior design, and 25 years in design education. His design work has been published in the New York Times, Architectural Digest, New York Spaces, and the Wall Street Journal.  He has been a board member of the Interior Design Educators Council, a grader for the NCIDQ exam, and a contributor to recently published book, The State of The Interior Design Profession.

 

Cara Carroccia, AIA, FRSA

M Arch University, of Virginia; BS in Architecture, University of Virginia

Cara is President of Cara Carroccia, Architects and along with practicing has been teaching in architecture and interiors programs since 1995.  Her special interests include preservation, restoration, and conservation, and she is the author of The Architect’s Geometry. Cara is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and a member of Institute for Classical Studies and Classical America.

 

Gage C. Duran, AIA Associate, LEED GA

MS in Sustainable Design, Philadelphia University; B Arch, University of Southern California

A sustainable design professional, Gage is Real Estate Development Project Manager for Mt. Airy, USA and has worked on both private and commercial projects including an Eco Resort Master Plan on the Island of Grenada, a major renovation for an historic residence in Holmby Hills, California, and the Targeted Home Preservation Program in Pennsylvania.

 

Joseph Goldstein, IDEC AIA

B Arch, Cooper Union; BA Yale, University

Joe is principal and owner of JG Architects PLLC in Manhattan and has been teaching in interiors programs since 2004.  His professional work includes projects in hospitality, education, retail, healthcare, corporate and residential, and for such distinguished clients as Goldman Sachs, Siemens, Foot Locker, and the Barbados Permanent Mission to the United Nations. 

 

Alan Jalon, LEED AP

MS in Sustainable Design, Philadelphia University; B Arch, Philadelphia University

Alan  is a partner in Ecoventive LLP, a sustainable design and consulting firm that focuses on bridging the built and natural environment. He has worked on a variety of project types including residential, commercial, institutional and historic preservation As a staff designer for Mark Thompson Associates in Philadelphia Alan’s professional work has included institutional, religious and athletic facilities. Passionate about design and its graphic representation, Alan has been teaching 3-dimensional modeling, rendering, and various presentation methods as well as sustainable design practices.

 

Mark Karlen, IDEC ASID AIA

NCIDQ

Ph.D. in Architectural History, The Union Institute; BS in Product Design/Shelter, Illinois Institute of Technology

Mark has been involved in the interior built environment as practitioner, educator, and author for several decades. A licensed architect and an NCIDQ certified interior designer Mark has worked on projects in Chicago, Cincinnati, Philadelphia and New York, and has lead and taught in interiors programs such as Pratt Institute, University of Cincinnati, and the Fashion Institute of Technology.  He has participated in developing content for the NCIDQ exam and his books Space Planning Basics and Lighting Design Basicsare popular textbooks used on campuses across North America. Now teaching on a part-time basis Mark is active in practice under the name, Mark Karlen/Architect.

 

Karen Kovolski, LEED CI

MS in Interior Design, Drexel University; BA in Creative Writing and Public Relations, Susquehanna University

Karen is a project designer at Hooper Shiles Architects in Wayne, Pennsylvania and is the firm’s lead interior designer.  Her work regularly includes institutional, healthcare, and hospitality projects and she is responsible for a wide range of activities including project management, space planning, specification writing, and finish and furniture selection.

 

Kestutis Lukas, RA IES

B Arch, Kent State University 

Kes is an award winning teacher with over 20 years experience at Philadelphia University in the College of Architecture and the Built Environment.  His special interests include lighting design, building systems, technical drawing and acoustics, and his professional work has included hospitality, retail, and institutional facilities often times within historic structures.

 

Suzanne R. O’Connell, NCIDQ, EDAC

Graduate Study in Art and Design, Georgia Institute of Technology; BFA in Interior Design 

With over 25 years of professional practice experience, Suzanne is one of Philadelphia’s leading interior designers specializing in health care facilities and has served as the principal designer and project leader for major healthcare institutions throughout the East Coast.  Her special interest is in inpatient and outpatient services for children and women, and is known for her sensitive approach to design in the contemporary healthcare setting.  Among her many accomplishments and honors, she is the recipient of a IIDA Annual Interior Design Award – Best Healthcare Project.

 

Terry Ryan, Allied ASID, College Art Association

MA in the History of Design and the Decorative Arts, Parsons the New School of Design; Certificate in French Language, La Sorbonne; BA in Art History and Studio Art, Seton Hall University; Certificate in Fine and Decorative Arts, Christie’ London; AAS Interior Design Parsons School of Design; Courses, NYU Institute for Building and Construction Management; Courses, New York School of Interior Design

Terry’s varied educational background and work life has served her well and has amply prepared her to share many valuable lessons with interior students. Her experience includes working for some of the country’s most distinguished design firms, including Gensler and HOK, doing project management for a major General Contracting firm in Manhattan, and working in the facilities division of a major corporation. Now, along with teaching part-time primarily in the area design history, she serves private clients in her own design practice, Ryan Art and Design International.

 

Katie Wilson, Interior Designer

MS in Interior Design, Drexel University; BA Pennsylvania State University

Kathie is a key member of the interior design staff at L2Partridge Architecture where she has worked on a variety of corporate, legal, and retail assignments, ranging from a 300,000 SF world headquarters for a pharmaceutical company to a series of retail bank branches. Along with the outstanding work that she has done serving her clients, Katie’s commitment to high of professional standards has led her to assume the role of professional development chair and new hire educator at her firm.