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Associate Director, SADAH Renovations, Professor of Architectural and Industrial Design

Ronn Daniel
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Ph.D. studies, University of Chicago
M.Arch., University of Illinois at Chicago
B.S.E. (Civil Engineering), Duke University
NCIDQ Certificate # 018508


Modern architecture, architectural & design history, contemporary design theory.


Currently a co-principal of Hopscotch design studio in Harrisonburg, Virginia.,
Previous design work with FormWork Interior Architecture, Ken Tate Architects & Camiros Ltd.
Adjunct faculty at University of Illinois at Chicago & Illinois Institute of Technology


Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC)


Summa Cum Laude, Duke University
University Fellow, University of Illinois
Finalist, The Chicago Award Design Competition
Century Fellowship, University of Chicago
Honorable Mention, TownHouse Revisited Design Competition
CVPA Educational Leave
Design Excellence Award, Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance


Ronn M. Daniel’s research interests include contemporary design theory, post-war American modern architecture, automobile landscapes, design pedagogy, and relationships between interior space and technology in the 19th and 20th centuries.  


“Taylorizing the Modern Interior: Counter-Origins” in The Blackwell Handbook of Interior Design, ed. by Jo Ann Asher Thompson & Nancy Blossom. Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming 2014.

“Ordinary Spaces Contain the Deepest of Mysteries” in Meanings of Designed Spaces, edited by Tiiu Poldma. New York: Fairchild Books, 2013. pp189-201.

“Without Boundaries: Design and Environmental Stewardship” The 9th International European Academy of Design Conference, Porto, Portugal. 2011 (with Dawn McCusker)

"Hopscotch Studio Logo” in Logolicious (Crescent Hill Books: Harper Collins, Publisher, 2010). with Dawn McCusker.

“Review: American Commodities in an Age of Empire, by Mona Domosh” in Interiors, v.1 nos.1-2, pp 157-161. July 2010.

“The Mangle of Practice: Assemblages of Design, Science, History and Nature,” in From Power to Empowerment: Critical Literacy in Visual Culture, edited by Michael Gibson. Dallas, TX: University of North Texas College of Visual Art & Design, 2009. (with Dawn McCusker)

“Formalism as Politics: Colin Rowe’s Modernism in White & Grey.”  Arris: The Journal of the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians. Vol. 15, 2004.  pp 72-86.


Professor Daniel has presented scholarly papers at the Interior Design Educators Council International Conference, the College Art Association Annual Meeting, the International European Academy of Design, New Views 2 Conference (in London, UK), the International Conference on Critical Literacy in Visual Culture, and Journal of Interior Design Global History of Decoration and Design Symposium. 


SADAH Associate Director/ Renovations
Interior Architecture Program Coordinator
Institute for Visual Studies Executive Board
Journal of Interior Design, Review Board