Staff Members
S. Dawn Haynie, Ph.D.
S. Dawn Haynie, Ph.D.
Research Fellow

Dr. Dawn Haynie offers a distinctive, interdisciplinary approach to design. She has extensive experience as a researcher, practitioner, and educator across the disciplines of urban design, architecture, interiors, and graphic design. Her work combines research-based strategies with the lessons learned though her years of professional practice to enhance the spatial experience.

As the Research Fellow for the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), she is managing the internal and external research on the interior design industry.

She is also an adjunct professor at Georgia State University, sharing her interdisciplinary approach with students and leading students to explore new ideas, test established boundaries, and become more critical, creative, and collaborative.

Dr. Haynie has a Ph.D. in Architecture, Culture, & Behavior from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Architecture from Auburn University. Her research has been published and presented internationally, and she was recently recognized by ULI Atlanta in their inaugural 2020 class of The Leaders. She is passionate about the power of design, and she believes an interdisciplinary, research-based approach enriches results.