Moira Denson

Associate Professor

Interior Design

Moira Denson

Contact Information

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Gailhac, 1013

Academic Credentials

B.A. Science Psychology- Mount Saint Mary’s University, Emmitsburg Maryland
M.A. Interior Design, Marymount University
Other study/credentials – ASID, LEED AP

Teaching Areas

  • Foundational Studios
  • Healthcare Design
  • Sketching and Rendering for Ideation

Research Interests

  • Impact of Design on Health and Well-being
  • Design Process
  • Universal Design



Moira Gannon Denson, ASID, IDEC, LEED AP is an Assistant Professor of Interior Design at Marymount University and an NCIDQ- certified Interior Designer. She has 10 years professional experience in project delivery and interdisciplinary coordination of healthcare, workplace, hospitality and residential building types at firms such as Gordon and Greenberg Architects, Design Collective Inc., and most recently Perkins + Will. She teaches undergraduate and graduate students in design methods, healthcare and retail studios, and sketching and rendering for ideation. Her research interests target improving the design process and exploring the impacts of design on overall health and well-being.
  • 2014-2015 Washington Metro Chapter of ASID, Wm. L. Wilkoff, FASID Design for Humanity Award recipient
  • CIDA Award for Excellence, 2016 Merit Award