School of Design
Assistant Professor, Environmental and Interior Design and Collaborative Design
With 25 years of experience, Sarah Gillen Redmore’s career has included 16 years of professional practice and nine years of teaching at her alma mater. When she graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor of fine arts degree in interior design (1990), she realized that her education wasn’t over. As a self-described lifelong learner, she balanced her design career while earning a bachelor of art degree in psychology from SUNY Oswego (1996), and pursued a master of business administration degree at SU’s Whitman School of Management (2015).
Redmore’s professional career encompassed a wide variety of experiences, including corporate design at a Steelcase dealership, manufacturers’ representative in the lighting industry, designer in an architectural firm, freelance design consultant, and currently professor. Her professional experience focused on commercial interior design, specializing in healthcare, education, and corporate market segments. In 2004 she began teaching at SU and developed a strong professional practice component to the curriculum. She brings together her passion for business, psychology, and design in her teaching and is presently exploring a growing area of the interior design industry focused on the relationship between gerontology and design.
Highlights of Redmore’s teaching career include taking students to Asia to participate in a six-week workshop at Hong Kong Polytechnic University that concentrated on design for the aging population. Last year she collaborated with one of her former students to get SU students involved in the interior design of a school in an economically disadvantaged village in Guatemala. She found funding for those students to visit Guatemala so they could see their project and conduct a post-occupancy study.