Salvatore Pirrone

Salvatore Pirrone (no photo)

Associate Professor, Interior Design

School of Design and Art

Academic Credentials

2007 Master of Fine Art, Parsons the New School for Design
2002 Clemson Architecture Center, Drawing Intensive Study under Brian Andrews
2001 M.ARCH, The University of Florida, Architecture (terminal degree)
2000 VIA: Vicenza Institute of Architecture
1997 Bachelor of Arts, University of Tampa


Salvatore Pirrone is an educator and artist living in the DC metro area.  His studio practice exists at the intersection of art and design, with a particular interest in themes of ‘Work’, ‘Play’, ‘Identity’ and ‘Domesticity’.  He worked in the architectural offices of Carl Abbott and Huff + Gooden Architects before launching his own studio practice, where he is engaged in a variety of projects ranging from custom furniture, residential design and fine art.  Salvatore is an Assistant Professor of Interior Design at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Florida and a Master of Fine Art degree from Parsons the New School for Design in New York.  Since relocating to the Washington Metro Area in 2009, Salvatore has shown with Arlington Arts Center, Atlas Performing Arts Center, CulturalDC’s Mobile Art Gallery, Sandy Spring Museum, Transformer, Maryland Art Place, Dittmar House at Marymount University, IA&A at Hillyer in Washington, DC and most recently with the Project for Affordable Housing in Arlington, Virginia. Salvatore Pirrone is an educator and artist living

Other Information

Teaching Area


Sal teaches Undergraduate and Graduate coursework in lecture, seminar, and studio formats., Including: Architectural Drafting, Foundation Design Studios, Construction Methods, and Portfolio and Furniture Building.

Studio Courses (Undergraduate and Graduate

ID-203 Foundation Studio II

ID-102 Foundation Studio I 

ID-121 Freehand Drafting

ID-122 Sketching and Rendering for Ideas

ID-501 Graduate Studio I

ID-502 Graduate Studio II

Lecture Courses (Undergraduate and Graduate)

ID-416 Digital Communication for Interior Design

ID-532 Construction and Environmental Systems

ID-515 Field Study Advanced Rendering Copenhagen, Denmark

ID- 516 Digital Communication for Interior Design


Research Interests


Sal is interested in how we receive information, organize it and use it to affect our behavior in the worldSpecifically, within natural phenomena, he explore how this process shapes our decisions for making, perception and development of identity. Sal builds sculptural installations, participate in panel discussions and give presentations at various venues including universities, galleries, and conferences





Peer Reviewed Commissions/Installations

Pirrone, Salvatore (April 2019) Solo Exhibition at Shephard University.  Shephard, WV.

Pirrone, Salvatore (January 2019) ‘You and Me’.  Solo Exhibition for Hillyer Art Space.  Washington, DC.

Pirrone, Salvatore (October-November 2017) String Room.  Solo Exhibition for CulturalDC Space4: Art.  Washington, DC.

Pirrone, Salvatore (June-October 2017) Megaphone.  Group Exhibition for Arlington Arts Center.  Arlington, VA. Addressing an audience in an urban park setting.

Pirrone, Salvatore (February, 2017) Megaphone.  Group Exhibition for Intersections Festival.  Washington, DC. Addressing an audience in an urban public interior setting.

Pirrone, Salvatore (June-September 2016) Megaphone.  Group Exhibition for Washington Sculptors Group.  Olney, MD. Addressing an audience in a rural public exterior setting.

Pirrone, Salvatore (April-June 2014) Spring Solos.  Solo Exhibition for Arlington Arts Center.  Arlington, VA.

Peer Review in Publication

Solo Exhibition Review, You and Me.  John Anderson for Washington City Paper, January 2019.

Solo Exhibition Review, String Room.  Mark Jenkins for the Washington Post, November 2017. (Print and Online)

Solo Exhibition Review, String Room.  Elsabe Johnson Dixon for East City Art, November 2017. (Online)

Solo Exhibition Review, String Room.  Pat Padua for DCist, November 2017. (Online)

Group Exhibition Review, Interdisciplinarium.  Mark Jenkins for the Washington Post, September 2017. (Print and Online)

Group Exhibition Review, Interdisciplinarium.  Eliza Burkon for Northern Virginia Magazine, September 2017. (Print and Online)

Solo Exhibition Review, Spring Solos.  Michael O’Sullivan for the Washington Post, May 2014. (Print and Online)

Peer Reviewed Conference Presentations

2018 Interior Design Educators Regional Conference Miami, Fl.  Presentation Creative

Scholarship, Megaphone and String Room.   

Peer Reviewed Teaching Workshops

Will apply for Interior Design Educators Council presentations for next cycle, Spring 2019


Phone: 703-908-7578