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Irina Schneid

Assistant Professor

Interior Design
School of Design

Irina Schneid, IIDA, AIA, is a licensed architect, educator, and participatory designer. She is the Principal of Scharc Studio and the Founder and Design Director of Impact Wrkshp, a social impact organization for women in design. Deeply committed to expanding community outreach through her teaching and practice, Irina founded Impact Wrkshp as a springboard for design advocacy to help emerging design professionals harness their training towards social good.  Currently overseeing interdisciplinary co-design courses and projects in partnership with local organizations and K-12 schools, Irina is the recipient of the 2022 Center K-12 Faculty Fellowship, the 2021 CTL Pratt Faculty Fellowship, and the 2020 IIDA Impact Award. Her research explores methodologies for integrating design advocacy into design pedagogy and seeks to support community engagement within the School of Design. With over a decade of experience in the design industry, Irina has lectured and taught internationally. Teaching appointments include Barnard College, Columbia University, Temple University, Drexel University, CityTech, NYIT, and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Melbourne, Australia.

Irina is licensed in New York and New Jersey.

B.Arch., M.Arch. II, Cornell University.