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Liz Teston

Associate Professor

School of Interior Architecture

Liz Teston is an associate professor in the School of Interior Architecture at University of Tennessee. Her area of research includes the public interiority, politics of design, and the impact of memory and cultural identity on everyday design contexts. Liz teaches studios with a focus on inclusive design.

Contact Information


  • Savannah College of Art and Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interior Design, Minor in Electronic Design, Savannah, Georgia, 2000
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Master of Architecture, Atlanta, Georgia, 2013

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • IIDA Professional Membership
  • IDEC Membership
  • LEED Accredited Professional
  • NCIDQ Certified Interior Designer, #010299

Courses Taught

  • IARC271 Interior Design Studio I
  • IARC372 Intermediate Interior Design Studio II
  • IARC211 History of Interior Design
  • IARC221 Theory of Color
  • IRC425 Hear You Out Design Theory Elective


Previous to joining the School of Interior Architecture, Liz worked at design firms in Atlanta. Her decade of professional experience mainly focused on commercial interiors.

Expertise & Interests

  • Interior Urbanism
  • Community Engagement
  • Memory and Interiority
  • Detailing and Construction for Interiors

Honors & Awards

  • James Johnson Dudley Faculty Scholar, College of Architecture and Design, 2017-2019
  • Fulbright Scholar, Bucharest, Romania, 2018
  • EDRA47 Best Paper Award, 2016