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Mary Golden

Assistant Professor
School of Design
College of Art and Design

585-475-7893
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Mary Golden

Assistant Professor
School of Design
College of Art and Design

Education

BA, M.Arch., University at Buffalo

585-475-7893

Currently Teaching

INDE-399
0 Credits
Cooperative Education will provide Interior Design students with hands-on experience in their field, directly related to a student’s major with an established studio or related business. Students will need to apply for co-ops, and interview as part of the selection process, based on available positions posted by the Co-op and Career Services Office, or found through the students’ own research. In programs where co-op is a degree requirement, students must obtain permission of their program or graduate director prior to enrollment. Co-ops are typically paid work experience, and can be part-time (150-479 total hours within the term), or full-time (480+ hours within the term). Co-ops may be one or two consecutive terms - fall, spring, or summer – with department permission.
INDE-499
0 Credits
Cooperative Education will provide Interior Design students with hands-on experience in their field, directly related to a student’s major with an established studio or related business. Students will need to apply for co-ops, and interview as part of the selection process, based on available positions posted by the Co-op and Career Services Office, or found through the students’ own research. In programs where co-op is a degree requirement, students must obtain permission of their program or graduate director prior to enrollment. Co-ops are typically paid work experience, and can be part-time (150-479 total hours within the term), or full-time (480+ hours within the term). Co-ops may be one or two consecutive terms - fall, spring, or summer – with department permission.
INDE-201
3 Credits
This course will build upon theories and methodologies of design process for creating spatial relationships in the interior environment. It will also introduce students to the fundamental concepts of sustainability and the accessibility requirements of the Americans for Disability Act (ADA). The course will provide students opportunities to apply design elements and principles in two and three- dimensional explorations.
INDE-599
1 - 6 Credits
Interior Design Independent Study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser, will propose a course of study. Independent study students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll.
INDE-498
1 - 6 Credits
The Interior Design Internship will provide students with the option to work in the interior design field. Students may apply for internships to businesses based on the availability of positions and business job needs. Students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Internship Permission Form to enroll.
INDE-301
3 Credits
The course will introduce students to office design and explore current trends in the contract industry. Students will engage in space planning for the commercial office interior and specify the systems and furnishings to outfit their proposals.
INDE-302
3 Credits
The course will introduce students to strategies for designing exhibition and merchandising environments such as retail stores, galleries and museums, visitor centers, pop up stores and temporary spaces, theater and photoshoots sets, and theme or event spaces.
INDE-412
3 Credits
This, the second of two senior interior design capstone courses, will focus on human centered and universal design projects that advance design thinking in a global context. This semester will focus on the design development of an idea from the first semester and presentation of proposal.

Latest News

  • April 1, 2019

    Woman stands in front of display of hospital floor plans

    Designing better care for sick newborns

    A multidisciplinary contingent of RIT faculty, students and alumni is creating awareness and innovative design solutions to improve the quality of medical care and education for some of the most vulnerable in Central America.

Featured Work

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Invited Keynote/Presentation
Golden, Mary. "RIT Hope for Honduras." Technology Engineering Week 2018 (UNICA Network), Unversidad De Tecnologica. UTH. Tegucigalpa, Honduras. 28 Nov. 2018. Conference Presentation.
Published Conference Proceedings
Golden, Mary and Jeff Smith. "A Radical Collaboration: Assimilating Fusion 360 and Revit to design a Neonatal Ambulance." Proceedings of the Autodesk University. Ed. Mary Golden. Las Vegas, Nevada: n.p., 2018. Web.
Golden, Mary. "A Tactile Approach to Designing Universal Kitchen Design." Proceedings of the Environmental Design Research Association. Ed. Mary Golden. Oklahoma City, New York: n.p., 2018. Print.
Golden, Mary. "From Dormitory to Micro hotel: An Interior Design and Hospitality Program’s Collaborative Efforts to Universally Redesign a College Campus Inn and Conference Center." Proceedings of the 2018 East Regional Conference IDEC. Ed. Mary Golden. Pittsburgh, PA: n.p., 2018. Print.
Golden, Mary, et al. "Redefining an Atmosphere of Learning and Collaboration for the University Writing Commons at the RIT Wallace Center Library." Proceedings of the SUNY Librarian Association Mid Winter Conference. Ed. SUNYLA. Albany, New York: SUNYLA, 2017. Web.
Golden, Mary. "A Multidisciplinary Approach to Improving Emergency and Intra Hospital Transportation for Critically Ill Newborns in Honduras." Proceedings of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health. Ed. Mary Golden. New York City, NY: CUGH, 2018. Print.
Golden, Mary. "Hope Foor Honduras." Proceedings of the World Design Summit. Ed. Mary Golden. Montreal, ONT: World Design Summit, 2017. Web.
Golden, Mary. "Kitchen Evolution." Proceedings of the IDECF Leibrock Universal Design Workshop. Ed. Mary Golden. New York City, NY: IDEC, 2017. Web.
Golden, Mary, et al. "Undergraduate Research as an Experiential Forum for Exploring the Design Process: A Panel Discussion of Pedagogical Methodology, Outcomes, and Student Perspectives." Proceedings of the Interior Design Educator's Council East Regional Conference. Ed. IDEC. Boston, Mass: n.p., 2016. Print.
Shows/Exhibits/Installations
O'Neill, M. Golden;M. Vlassis; C. Beckley; S. Schultz; S. ARCHIVIO. 18 May 2018. Wanted Design: Terminal Stores, Manhattan, New York. Installation.
Golden, M. RIT Hope for Honduras. 17 May 2018. Wanted Design: Industry City, Brooklyn New York. Installation.
Invited Article/Publication
Golden, Mary. "INHABIT: An Interior Space for Work, Rest and Play." IDEC Teaching and Innovation. (2016). Web.
Golden, Mary. "The Poetics of Ephemeral Illumination." IDEC Perspectives Video Shorts. (2016). Web.