Tamie Glass is an associate professor and Fellow of the Gene Edward Mikeska Endowed Chair for Interior Design in the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austinwhere she also holds a courtesy appointment in the School of Design and Creative Technology. As an advocate for human-centered design education across campus, she contributes to university-wide initiatives focused on bridging disciplines through strategic design thinking.
Glass holds a Master of Interior Architecture from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor of Environmental Designfrom Texas A&M University. Her intercontinental careerlaunched in Germany where she worked with Daimler’s Corporate Identity Design team, followed by practice in London with internationally renowned design firms Virgile & Stone and Conran & Partners. In addition to teaching, she currently maintains an award-winning design consultancy in Austin, Texas.
Her recently released book, Prompt: Socially Engaging Objects and Environments, was published by Birkhäuser Switzerland in the summer of 2018. As a thought-starter for designers, it explores modes of psychosocial interaction and engagement within spaces. Glass will continue to explore the relationship between design and human behavior as the Visiting Director for Environments and Spatial Design at the UT Dell Medical School’s Design Institute for Health in the fall of 2018 and as a visiting scholar at the University of California Berkeley’s Center for the Built Environment in the spring of 2019.
Glass is a current member of the ASIDF Research Committee, and a past member of both the national ASID Engagement Advisory Council (EAC) and the ASID Student Advisory Council (SAC). She has also served on the ASID Texas Chapter board and participated in shaping student events including ASID SCALE and the Texas Chapter Student Symposium. Most recently, Glass is the 2018 recipient of the ASID Nancy Vincent McClelland Award of Merit which recognizes lasting and significant contributions to the body of knowledge that supportsthe interior design profession.