University Place, Syracuse University
Lucinda Havenhand

School of Design
Professor, Environmental and Interior Design; M.F.A. in Design
Program Coordinator, Environmental and Interior Design

Lucinda Kaukas Havenhand is a designer, design historian, and theorist whose research considers the larger connections between design and culture.

Her work focuses on issues of gender and identity as well as design's role as an empathetic and transformative agent in today's society. She holds a Ph.D. in art history (20th century design and theory), an M.Phil. in interdisciplinary humanities (design, theory, women’s studies), and a B.F.A. in interior design.

Selected Publications

  • Mid-century Modern Interiors: The Ideas that Shaped Interior Design in America, (London: Bloomsbury Publishing).

  • “Principles not Effects”: MoMA and the Legitimization of Interior Design.” Penny Sparke and Paula Lupkin, eds. Shaping the American Interior: Structures, Contexts and Practices. (New York: Routledge).

  • “Institutional Resistance to Accessible Architecture and Design: A Collaborative Ethnography.”  With Carla Corroto. Ronald Berger and Laura Lorenz, eds. Disability and Qualitative Inquiry. (Dorchester, UK: Ashgate Publishing)

  • "The Dream House and Constructions of Masculinity in 1940's American Literature." David Raizman and Carma Gorman, eds. Literature, Audiences, and Objects: Alternative Narratives in the History of Design (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing)

  • "A View from the Margin:  Interior Design." Design Issues. MIT Press, Volume XX, Number 4