Keena Suh is an Associate Professor in the Interior Design Department at Pratt Institute where, as a full-time faculty member, she teaches design studios at undergraduate and graduate levels along with electives and construction-related courses. She coordinates the construction courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Interior Design department. Her pedagogical focus is in fostering innovative learning and teaching opportunities through community-based, cross-disciplinary and collaborative learning exploring design activism.
She has presented work on community-based projects and creative repair integrating coursework at Pratt at conferences with focus ranging from the urban built environments to interior design. Her past participation in a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) has focused on transfer of learning among students at Pratt, and she is a current member of the FLC, Exploring Transdisciplinary Approaches to STEM Teaching and Learning. She is part of Preserving Activism, a cross-disciplinary research and teaching project focused on the history of activism at Pratt. She is a co-editor of Interior Provocations: History, Theory and Practice of Autonomous Interiors, author and section editor of Interior Provocations: Appropriate(d) Interiors, and serves as co-organizer of the Interior Provocations symposia.
With an MArch from Columbia University, she has over twenty years of active professional practice in architecture and interior design, ranging from affordable housing to commercial and high-end residential design.
B.A. English Literature, University of Illinois; M.Arch., Columbia University.