J. Alex Poorman

First Name: 
J. Alex
Last Name: 
Poorman
Department: 
Applied Design
Position: 
Interior Design
Department Rank: 
Associate Professor
Phone: 
828-262-7397
Fax: 
828-265-8696
Office: 
Kerr Scott Hall 161
Education: 
  • North Carolina State University - Raleigh, NC, Master of Architecture, Awards: Institute of Business Designers Foundation, Wilson Art Graduate Fellowship, Thesis: Planning Guidelines for Daylighting Systems in Commercial and Institutional Buildings 
  • Kansas State University - Manhattan, KS, Bachelor of Interior Architecture
Teaching Specialties: 
  • Interior Design
Professional Affiliations or Organizations: 
  • National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ) , Certificate No. 4710 
  • International Interior Design Association (IIDA) - Professional Member 
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA) - Associate Member
Research Interests: 
  • Understanding Sacred Places, Universal Design Issues, Daylighting Systems for Commercial Buildings and Design Fundimentals
Publications: 
  • Creating Places for Contemplation in Public Buildings: Constructing a Model Space for Reflection 
  • Identifying Elements and Principles Needed to Design Sacred Spaces in Workplaces
Courses Taught: 
  • Interior Design Studio 
  • Interior Design Systems 1: Interior Materials and Methods
  • Visual Literacy 2: Drafting and CAD for Interior Design
  • Construction Documents and Detailing
Photo: 
Alex Poorman