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Barbara Young

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Assistant Professor

Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance 

Barb Young joins Purdue as an assistant professor of interior design in the Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance.

She holds a MFA in interior design from Purdue and a B.S. in interior design from Indiana University.

Young, RID, LEED AP, is an NCIDQ-certified Interior Designer, registered in the State of Indiana, and LEED-Accredited Professional with experience in commercial and education environments.

Young is an educator dedicated to instilling the positive impact interior design contributes to people and places through evidence-based, socially responsible process. She is dedicated to the advancement of the profession through her continued service as a site visitor for the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and active memberships in the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) and International Interior Design Association (IIDA).

Her research interests include exploring participatory design process for community environments through interdisciplinary practice and community engagement. She brings extensive teaching experience in interior design to Purdue from the University of Kentucky and Indiana University, where she served as a senior lecturer.