Tommy Lambeth, M.Landscape Arch.

Associate Professor
Undergraduate Student Coordinator

Place theory, environmental design, communication graphics, interior product design



Master of Landscape Architecture, North Carolina State University, 1979.
Bachelor of Product Design, with Honors, North Carolina State University, 1975.


2010-present, Director, Center for Innovation in Interior Architecture,
Undergraduate Program Coordinator, UNCG.
1999-2009, Chair, Department of Interior Architecture, UNCG.
1979-1984, Assistant Professor, School of Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture,
Michigan State University
1995-present, Associate Professor, Department of Interior Architecture, UNCG
1988-1995, Assistant Professor, Department of Housing and Interior Design, UNCG.
1986-1988, Lecturer, Department of Housing and Interior Design, UNCG.
1984-1986, Lecturer, Department of Landscape Architecture, North Carolina A&T


1983-1987, landscape architect/consultant, John V. Townsend & Associates, Greensboro, NC.
1983-present, principal/designer, designworks, consulting in landscape architecture, product design, environmental design, and graphics.


inside, a visual essay, accepted for IDEC South Regional Annual Conference creative scholarship juried  exhbition, October, 2012.

modular chest of drawers, designworks, August, 2012.

Envisioning Greenwood  Neighborhood, consulting project withThe Wright Company, Eden, NC, June, 2012.

one-legged table, designworks, May, 2012

leaf, modular tables project selected for the IDEC South Region Annual Conference creative scholarship juried exhibition, November, 2010.

tower, standing mirror/shelf system prototype, designworks, October, 2010.

mod.tables, place products, designworks, 2008-2009 ongoing

soulful mirror, artifact/product, designworks, August, 2008.

edge, light fixture series, designworks, April-July, 2008.

Greenwood, land development planning, The Wright Company, Eden, NC, February, 2008.

little boxes, miscellaneous wood boxes, designworks, June-July, 2007.

peephole screen, office privacy product, designworks, August, 2007.

Zen Meditation Garden, design/assembly/installation, Elliot University Student Center Meditation Room, UNCG, May, 2005.

The Oaks, land development planning, The Wright Company, Eden, NC, April, 2005.

Modular Stack/Desk, StackShelving, and StackCredenza; designworks, April, 2003.

bloom: Abstraction `98, juried exhibition, The Stage Gallery; Merrick, NY, November, 1998.

six-person juried show (7 paintings), Wake Forest University; Winston Salem, NC, November-January, 1998.

falls: Greensboro Artists’ League All Members Juried Exhibition; Greensboro, NC, February, 1998.

waterfall: Untitled: Non-Objective Art Juried Exhibition, Vulcan Materials Company Cash Award, Associated Artists of Winston Salem; Winston Salem, NC, November 1997 – January 1998.

process and product (16 drawings and paintings), invitational show, University of Oulu; Oulu, Finland, November, 1997.

four-person invitational show (6 paintings), Wake Forest University; Winston Salem, NC, February-May, 1997.


Internationalizing Learning:  Reflections on a Faculty-led Sojourn Abroad, with Tina Sarawgi, Interior Design Educators’ Council Annual National Conference, March, 2011.

Internationalizing Learning, with Tina Sarawgi, Interior Design Educators’ Council South Region Annual Conference, November, 2010.

blog.folios, Conference on the Beginning Design Student, Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, Georgia, March, 2008.

Design and Perception, book chapter from Design through Making, Stephen Temple, editor, Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, December, 2007.

Actuating Ideas, Conference on the Beginning Design Student, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, March 2005.

Making as Process, invited presentation, Drury University College of Architecture, Springfield, Missouri, October, 2004. 


2008 IIDA Outstanding Educator Award, Carolinas Chapter IIDA, April, 2008.

Reviewer for papers and Session Moderator, Conference on the Beginning Design Student, San Antonio, Texas, February, 2006.

Juror, 21st Annual ARTS Awards, Dallas, Texas, November, 2005.

Invited participant, Design Path Workshop (product design charrette); Kajaani, Finland, August, 2001.

Director, Nordic Design and Scandinavian Studies Programs; 1997-present.

Faculty Exchange, University of Oulu School of Architecture; Oulu, Finland, November, 1997.

Outstanding Teacher Award, School of Human Environmental Sciences, UNCG, 1989, 1996.


IAR 101/102 Environmental Design I/II
IAR 111/112 Perception and Communication I/II
IAR 121/122 Design Graphics I/II
IAR 201/202 Environmental Design III/IV
IAR 301/302 Interior Architecture I/II
IAR 411/412 Interior Architecture III/IV
IAR 333 Materials, Technologies, and Methods of Interior Architecture II
IAR 501 Advanced Interior Architecture (design thesis)
IAR 531 Design Seminar


Department of Interior Architecture
Scholarship Committee, 2010- present 
Curriculum Committee, 2004-2009
School of Human Environmental Sciences:
Curriculum Committee, Chair, 2004-2009. 
Administrative Council, 1999-2009.
Chairs’ Council, 1999-2009.    
O. Max Gardner Award Committee, Chair, 2010-2012 
Study Abroad Committee, Chair, 2005-present 
International Programs Advisory Committee, 1997-present  
Campus Arts Committee, 1999-2007 
Entrepreneurship in the Arts Committee, 2007-2009
UNCG Faculty Senate, Chair, 1996-1997
Promotions and Tenure Committee, Chair, 1996-1997
University Planning Council, 1996-1997