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K-State Today

July 29, 2019

Interior design professor named One to Watch by national organization

Submitted by College of Health and Human Sciences

Georges Fares, professor of interior design, has received the One to Watch award from the American Society of Interior Designers.

To be eligible for the award, nominees must have 5-15 years of experience in the interior design industry; be actively employed in the interior design industry; on a path to a senior and/or executive-level position in the interior design industry; and belong to an underrepresented group in industry management roles, including women, members of racial and ethnic minority groups, LGBTQ and persons with disabilities.

Fares received his master's degree in interior design from the University of Texas at Austin. He has more than eight years of experience designing and implementing private and public design projects in various countries in the Levant, Europe, the Gulf region and North America. His designs seek to aid people with physical and mental difficulties. His most recent project, which examines the different ways architecture and space could be engaged in treating and minimizing the obstacles of autism spectrum disorder on children's daily lives, has won him several recognitions and awards. Fares also is investigating effective methods of combining robotics and cutting-edge technology with design to positively influence the behavior and daily lives of minority groups with special needs. He joins the K-State faculty after working as a self-employed interior architect for nine years.

The American Society of Interior Designers is the oldest, largest and only multidisciplinary professional organization for interior designers, interior design students and the manufacturers and suppliers who support the profession. 

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