Interior Design Program Coordinator,
MFA, Interior Architecture, Iowa State University, IA
IIDA NCIDQ Certified 2001
Diana Seah is the BFA Interior Design Program Coordinator and an Associate Professor in the Department of Interior Design. Professor Seah received her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master in Fine Arts from the Iowa State University, focusing on interior architectural space design, adaptive reuse, and digital technology. Professor Seah is a NCIDQ certified interior designer and an Associate member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). She has won numerous award including, first place at the Steelcase Design competition and second place at the FIDA design competition. She currently teaches a variety of interior design courses including commercial design studios, computer graphic design and layout, and theory and current issues in interior architecture and design at the School of Art and Design.
Besides being a full time tenured faculty at SJSU, Professor Seah is an active design practitioner. Her research interest and expertise are in the design of corporate and hospitality space and Buddhist monasteries. Some of her recent works include the design of the interior spaces for Buddhist monasteries in Orlando and Miami of Florida, Sunnyvale Zen Center in Sunnyvale, American Buddhist Cultural Center in San Francisco, Academic Success Center at the San Jose State University, the Equity office in Walnut Creek, and the El Camino Hospital. Professor Seah was previously a Design Manager at Pivot Interiors and is currently contracted by Pivot Interiors as a design consultant. Prior to joining SJSU, Seah was a professor at the Miami University, Fresno State University and the University of Oklahoma.
At San Jose State University, Seah is also the founder of the Interior Design Student Organzation, and the faculty advisor for the IDSO club.