Susan Scott-Fundling

Associate Professor

Interior Design

Susan Scott-Fundling

Contact Information

Contact via email


Gailhac, 1015

Academic Credentials

B.F.A., M.Arch., University of Texas

Teaching Areas

  • Foundation Studios
  • Sketching and Rendering for Ideas
  • Furniture Design
  • Building and Environmental Systems
  • Undergraduate Capstone
  • Graduate Thesis
  • Business Practices
  • Commercial Design
  • Office Planning
  • Color, Light, and Human Behavior

Research Interests

  • Design Education



Thea Scott-Fundling teaches an expansive curriculum of graduate and undergraduate courses in Interior Design. Her career spans 25 years of professional experience in design of projects with Brand & Allen Architects in Houston Texas; Hughes Group Architects in Sterling, VA, and Design Matters, PC in Reston, VA. Her expertise extends from strategic planning in office environments, library and learning environments, high-end retail design, residential designs, and museum design management in the US. Her work includes projects such as the Herndon Library, the University of Maryland Fire Station, the Reinsch Library for Marymount University, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture, DC.

Professor Scott-Fundling examines the role of interior design in society to inform the process of creating physical spaces that respect end users and the natural world. This involves integrating research with design practice, and exploring the perception of interior design’s "experiential" aspects emphasized in the user experience; and the analysis of how design brings a sense of value, inclusiveness and accessibility to the built environment.

Professor Scott-Fundling, a licensed architect in VA, a LEED Accredited Professional, holds NCARB and NCIDQ Certificates. She is an active professional member of the American Institute of Architects and the Interior Design Educators Council. She has published works on creative design processes and presents at national and regional conferences. She earned her Masters in Architecture from the University of Texas and since has lived in Texas, Virginia, Turin and Rome, Italy traveling extensively in Europe and North Africa. She recently was a Visiting Scholar & Artist at the American Academy in Rome and the British School. Ms. Scott-Fundling has had multiple public exhibitions of her work including the VA Society of Architecture, the Initiative of the Public Arts in Reston, and Marymount University in Arlington VA.