Bill Furman, M.L.S.
Bill Furman, IDEC, IIDA, brings to Queens diverse experience spanning 25 years as a practicing designer. Prior to joining Queens in 2016, he spent three years as assistant professor of design at Winthrop University, spent six years as adjunct faculty at Arizona State University, and was interim program coordinator and senior lecturer of interior design at Raffles Design Institute, Sri Lanka in 2012.
Professor Furman has exhibited his design work nationally, having most recently exhibited soundBRIDGE, an interactive children’s exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Santa Barbara, dba MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, Santa Barbara, CA., from August to October 2019 in collaboration with fellow faculty member, Dr. Zach Zubow, Assistant Professor of Music. Prior, he exhibited hand and laser crafted ceramic mosaic tile in "Hand in Hand: Craft and new Technology", at the Crooked Tree Arts Centers in Michigan in 2018. Furman was also a recipient of the Leibrock Universal Design Scholarship by the Interior Design Education Council Foundation in 2017; participated in a four-week National Endowment for the Humanities Institute on 19th century material culture in 2015; and presented at the 2015 regional Interior Design Education Council conference, awarded Outstanding Poster Abstract.
Furman’s teaching encourages students to master the process of creative problem solving though the practice of multiplicity and iteration, balancing theory with what works. His lectures reflect thinking about the impact and role that interiors, objects, things, and artifacts play in our daily life, and how we, as creators of our experience, can shape them.
M.L.S., Science, Society and Creative Nonfiction Writing, Arizona State University
B.S.D., Interior Design, Arizona State University