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Interior Design Program

Phone: (208) 885-6781
Fax: (208) 885-9428
E-mail: interiordesign@uidaho.edu

College of Art and Architecture
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2451
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2451

Rula Awwad-Rafferty

Rula Awwad-Rafferty

Office: AA 306
Phone: (208) 885-6832
Email: rulaa@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: Landscape Architecture program
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2481
Moscow, ID 83844-2481

College of Art & Architecture
Landscape Architecture program

Campus Locations: Moscow
With UI Since 1998

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Environment and behavior interaction
    • Factors affecting quality of life in the built environment: physical, cultural, social, and psychological
    • Culture and resettlement: resettlement of cultural groups, elderly, health care applications, and military
    • Adaptive reuse applications and community building
    • Sense of place: place attachment and identity, conflict and place, security and place attachment
    • Vernacular architecture
    • Interdisciplinary design education
    • Experiential approaches to understanding the physical and metaphorical parameters of interior spaces
    • Studio applications
  • Selected Publications
    • Awwad-Rafferty, R., O’Shea, L. 2009. "Design & Security in the Built Environment," Fairchild Books.

    • Awwad-Rafferty, R., Essay on Service for Chapter 2 (The Nature of Interior Design Education) and on engaged learning/service learning for Chapter 5 (Studio Learning), in: The Roles of the Full-Time Academic in Interior Design: Practical Strategies for Teaching & Learning. Kathy Ankerson and Jill Pable. Fairchild Books. March 2008. (invited, and blind reviewed)

    • Online Field / Engagement Report: Being in Place, of Place, in Qula. Rula Awwad-Rafferty. 2008. Published in Zochrot Activities Reports; English: http://www.zochrot.org/index.php?id=699; Translated into Hebrew: http://www.zochrot.org/index.php?id=698
  • Outreach Projects
    • Native American Student development Conference. Participant. 2008 
    • Quality of Graduate Education retreat facilitator. May 2008. University of Idaho. Moscow, ID.
    • Inland Northwest Partnership --Revitalizing Your Community Through Grassroots Leadership. Exhibit and representation of BSCI. Post Falls, ID. Summer, 2008. 
    • Susan Nathan visit and lecture: The other side of Israel. University wide/cross campuses with WSU initiation, team building, fund raising, coordination, and delivery. Fall 2008. 
    • Idaho Green Expo, Boise, ID. Exhibit, outreach representing BSCI, BRP, MOSS, and Department of Landscape Architecture and University of Idaho. Summer 2008. 
    • Learning Practice Collaborative supervision with Stites, Idaho. Student: Hanna Persson. Spring and summer 2008. 
    • Community centers as a third place (in partnership with Horizons program), Spring and summer 2008. 
    • The Idaho House/and The Governor’s mansion alternatives’ explorations—In progress work with Idaho First Lady Lori Otter. Spring 2008. 
    • Interdisciplinary steering group --campus and community engagement-- to facilitate, coordinate, and fundraise for Greg Mortenson’s (Three Cups of Tea) visit to campus, and to sponsor building a school in Pakistan in the name of the University of Idaho community. Fall 2007 and spring 2008.
  • Awards and Honors
    • Fall 2008 Received Alumni Association Award for Faculty Excellence. Nominated by Hanna Persson. University of Idaho
    • Spring 2008 Received The 2008 University of Idaho Excellence of Outreach Award, 2008.
    • Fall 2007 Received Alumni Association Award for Faculty Excellence. Nominated by Tess Nally. University of Idaho
    • Spring 2007 University of Idaho Service Learning Fellow