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Liz Teston

Assistant Professor

School of Interior Architecture

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

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

Courses Taught

  • IDS271 Interior Design Studio I
  • IDS372 Intermediate Interior Design Studio II
  • IDS331 Drawings and Construction Documents
  • IDS360 Business Practices and Principles
  • IDS425 Interiority of the City


Previous to joining the School of Interior Architecture, Liz worked at design firms Perkins + Will and ASD. Her decade of professional experience mainly focused on corporate and healthcare projects. She was on the Perkins + Will design team for the award winning AFLAC Cancer Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

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