Moira Denson

Moira Denson (no photo)

Associate Professor, Interior Design

School of Design and Art

Academic Credentials

B.A. Science Psychology- Mount Saint Mary’s University, Emmitsburg Maryland
M.A. Interior Design, Marymount University
Other study/credentials – ASID, LEED AP


Moira Gannon Denson, ASID, IDEC, LEED AP is an Assistant Professor of Interior Design at Marymount University and an NCIDQ- certified Interior Designer. She has 10 years of professional experience in project delivery and interdisciplinary coordination of healthcare, workplace, hospitality, and residential building types at firms such as Gordon and Greenberg Architects, Design Collective Inc., and most recently Perkins + Will. She teaches undergraduate and graduate students in design methods, healthcare, and retail studios, and sketching and rendering for ideation. Her research interests target improving the design process and exploring the impacts of design on overall health and well-being.

  • 2014-2015 Washington Metro Chapter of ASID, Wm. L. Wilkoff, FASID Design for Humanity Award recipient
  • CIDA Award for Excellence, 2016 Merit Award

Other Information

Teaching Area

  • Foundational Studios
  • Healthcare Design
  • Sketching and Rendering for Ideation

Research Interests

  • Impact of Design on Health and Well-being
  • Design Process
  • Universal Design




Phone: 703-284-5764