Cindy McClure

Academic Credentials

NCIDQ, ASID, MCR, CKD, GCP

Bio

Cindy brings 30+ years of practice experience to the classroom. She has multiple design awards to her name, has been published and featured in a variety of media outlets, and remains active within the industry, speaking at conferences and serving on multiple association boards

Teaching Areas

Interior Design

Research Interests

In-Person vs. Online Teaching of Interior Design

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Dr. Robert Meden

Academic Credentials

B.Arch., M.Arch., Kent State University
D.Arch., The Catholic University of America
NCIDQ certified; NCARB certified; AIA, IDEC

Bio

A Marymount faculty member since 1985, Dr. Robert Meden has returned to full-time teaching after serving as the Associate Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences/School of Design, Arts, and Humanities for five and a half years and two stints (sixteen years) as chair of the Department of Interior Design.

He has received national recognition for work done with students, including an ASID Scalamandre Historic Preservation Award, two ASID Dora Brahms Awards, along with two Charles E. Peterson Prize selections. He has also had the opportunity to make presentations and run workshops at several ASID National Conferences, Illuminating Engineering Society Annual Conventions and IDEC Annual Conferences. Dr. Meden has also received funding from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Cleveland Foundation, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation for various preservation projects.

Dr. Meden as co-authored a chapter on preservation in the ASID Professional Practice Manual, served as editor and illustrator for a National Park Service publication, Access to Historic Buildings for the Disabled, and provided an editorial for Designers West. He has also submitted over 110 book reviews for Choice Magazine.

Dr. Meden was chair of ASID’s national Historic Preservation Committee. He served two terms as the national Treasurer for IDEC and IDEC’s Foundation. And after spending 10 years on accreditation visits for the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (formerly FIDER), was elevated to their Board of Trustees.

He has worked for the State Historic Preservation Office in Albany, NY; the National Park Service’s Historic American Engineering Record, in Morgantown, WV, and Tarrytown, NY; and their Technical Preservation Services, in Washington, DC. While in Indiana, he worked on the Hoosier Dome, and the transformation of the Union Station in Indianapolis. Here in the nation’s capital, he has done lighting design and interior design work for the National Security Agency in the White House, the Old Executive Office Building, and the Treasury Building. He currently is serving as a member on the Arlington County Historic Architectural Landmarks Review Board.

Also while at Marymount, Dr. Meden has received the Robert A. Draghi Award in 2008, honoring outstanding teaching and aadhering to the school motto, “”Students First””. He also was the coach of the Women’s Varsity Soccer team for eleven years, leading them to a national ranking (19th) in 1988, with one All-American, and a NCAA record, which led to the whole-team’s induction to the MU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2018. He also received Coach of the Year in 2000.

Teaching Areas

  • Building Technology
  • Lighting
  • Historic Preservation
  • Intro to ID
  • various studios

Research Interests

Lighting and Historic Preservation

Publications

(co-author, chapter) with Josette Rabun, ” Historic Preservation/Rehabilitation”, ASID Professional Practice Manual, Whitney Library of Design” […]

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Douglas Seidler

Academic Credentials

ASID + IIDA + LEED AP + IDEC

Bio

Douglas Seidler is the Director of Marymount’s School of Design and Art and Professor of Interior Design. He has over 17 years of teaching experience, including teaching interior design at the New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University and at the Boston Architectural College. While pursuing his graduate degree in architecture, he taught architecture at the University of Florida and the Preservation Institute: Nantucket.

Seidler teaches an expansive curriculum of graduate and undergraduate design courses including Foundation Studio, Senior Capstone, Lighting, Building Technology, Computer Drafting, AutoCAD, Revit, and Construction Documents.

Seidler’s academic research focuses on the application of pedagogical research in design education. He writes about complex software like Revit and AutoCAD by limiting instruction to the most relevant topics. This instruction creates strong connections to prior knowledge, architectural graphic standards, the design studio, and the design profession. He has published three textbooks with Fairchild Books and presented at national conferences on design education.

Seidler is an NCIDQ Certificate holder, a LEED Accredited Professional for New Construction and Existing Buildings, and a professional member of ASID and IIDA.

Teaching Areas

Foundation Studio, Senior Capstone, Lighting, Building Technology, Computer Drafting, AutoCAD, Revit, and Construction Documents.

Research Interests

Seider writes about complex software like Revit and AutoCAD

Publications

Three books: Revit Architecture for Designs — Digital Drawing for Designers: A Visual Guide to AutoCAD — Hand Drawing for Designers […]

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