Robin Wagner

Robin Wagner (no photo)

Professor, Interior Design

School of Design and Art

Academic Credentials

A.A., Art Institute of Atlanta
B.A., M.A., Marymount University
Other study: Northern Virginia Community College


Robin Wagner studied graphic illustration and layout and wass active within the graphic design field for ten years before beginning her interior design career. Her previous design perspective has helped Robibn to bring an interdisciplinary look toward design and its relation to the built environment.

With more than a decade of interior design teaching experience at Marymount, Robin now oversees the graduate thesis research and defense aspects of the program.

She holds an NCIDQ certificate and is the 2007 NCIDQ Louis Trege Award recipient, recognized for her work in promoting NCIDQ’s mission. Additionally, Ms. Wagner is the co-recipient of the 2009 USADesign In-house Design Award for Environmental Graphic Design, awarded for her interior design work at Marymount’s Reston Center.

Prior to and during Ms. Wagner’s academic career, she has provided professional design consultation and work for commercial and residential projects. Some commercial projects have included the following: Alexandria City Public Schools; Fairfax County Public Schools; the city of Charlottesville, VA; The Miller School, Crozet, VA; Fairfax County Katherine Henley Shelter, Centreville, VA; Loudoun Design Center, Leesburg, VA.

Other Information

Teaching Area

Undergraduate Interior Design Courses

  • ID 122: Sketching and Rendering for Ideas
  • ID 305: Practice Studio
  • ID 408: Senior Capstone I
  • ID 409: Senior Capstone II

Graduate Interior Design Courses

  • ID 626: Graduate Seminar
  • ID 684/685: Master Studio I and II
  • ID 698/699: Thesis or Design Research Project I or II

Research Interests

  • Environmental graphic design
  • Visual Literacy through sketching
  • Concept development and pattern language
  • Programming



Christine Piotrowski Text/Professional Books
Professional Practice for Interior Designers, 2007 and 2013,. Contains samples of interior work for
Oak Hill Residence and Couture Home Retail Store.
Becoming an Interior Designer, 1 st and 2 nd Edition. Sample work for Alexandria City Public Schools
and interview comments on the design profession.
Designing Commercial Interiors – October 2014 Edition. Provided Outline Content for new
practices. Major content information on brand identity in design for corporate offices, hospitality and
retail built environments.


The Washington Post
“A Grand Reopening”, Virginia Metro Section. Annie Groer, April 4, 2004.
“A Show House Showered with Care.” Home Section. Annie Groer, April 22, 2004.
“Showhouse Solutions”, Home Section. Jeff Turrentine, September 30, 2004.
The Washington Times
“House that gives new starts gets one of its own.” Metropolitan Life Section. Adrienne Washington.
April 2, 2004. Page B2.


Home & Design, Summer 2004, New Beginnings. Page 242 – 244.
GDUSA, July 2009, American In-house Design Award Winners, Environmental Graphic Design Division

Marketing Video

Artspace in Reston, June 2009. Reston Center Environmental Graphic Design, “A point of


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