Department News

Announcing IARc’s New Department Head!

Faculty, staff, students, and friends of IARc are thrilled to welcome our new department head Professor Khoi Vo, who will assume his responsibilities on 01 August. Professor Anna Marshall-Baker will step down at the end of July from her current role as department chair in IARc to return as a full-time faculty member in the department. Professor Vo comes to UNCG and IARc following 12 years as a faculty member at the Savannah College of Art and Design and previously at California State University Long Beach. During the past 7 years, Professor Vo has taught and served as the Chair of the Department of Interior Design at SCAD. In addition to these responsibilities, Professor Vo maintains an active design practice. While serving as the Chair of Interior Design at SCAD, Professor Vo led the department to its No. 1 ranking by DesignIntelligence of both the undergraduate (2012-2016) and graduate (2012-2014, 2016) programs. He played a key administrative role in raising nearly $275,000 to support interdisciplinary collaborative studios with corporate partners including United Colors of Benetton and Disney. Among his many other accomplishments are a 150k grant from the Angelo Donghia Foundation and 100% placement of students in graduate schools of their choice or in practice with design firms such as Gensler and HOK. Professor Vo will be the 6th department head of interiors in its history at UNCG and he is perfectly placed to take IARc into its next chapter. We are so pleased that Professor Vo, his wife Kristen Raizada and their son Caleb, are joining our IARc community.