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Alyssa Kuhns

Interior Architecture Fellow, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Lecturer

School of Interior Architecture

Alyssa Kuhns is the inaugural Interior Architecture Fellow in the College of Architecture and Design. She is a Registered Architect whose work mediates the scope of objects, interiors, and architecture. After receiving her Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University, Alyssa worked as a Project Manager for a Pittsburgh-based Design-Build firm where she worked on a variety of renovation and virtual construction projects. Alyssa then pursued her Master of Industrial Design at Pratt Institute, where her thesis focused on the role of boundaries within domestic space. Her current fellowship research explores behavioral impacts on interior space by focusing on the idealistic and realistic representations of the domestic realm.

Contact Information


  • Pratt Institute, Master of Industrial Design, with distinction, Brooklyn, New York, 2017
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Bachelor of Architecture, Minors in Architectural History and Business Administration, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2010

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • Registered Architect, State of Pennsylvania
  • NCARB Membership
  • IDEC Membership
  • Leadership Development Initiative Program Graduate, Class XXI, Leadership Pittsburgh

Courses Taught

  • ARCH 171 Design Fundamentals I: Space
  • ARCH 172 Design Fundamentals II: Space
  • IARC 221 Theory of Color
  • IARC 271 Introduction to Interior Architecture Studio I
  • IARC 272 Introduction to Interior Architecture Studio II
  • IARC 273 Introduction to Interior Architecture Seminar I
  • IARC 274 Introduction to Interior Architecture Seminar II
  • INDS 321 Digital Representation/Fabrication for Industrial Designers

Expertise & Interests

  • Design Fundamentals
  • Objects and Interiors
  • Craft and Assembly