Dr. Mandana Motamed


Assistant Professor
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences




Curriculum Vitae


  • ​(2012-1016) ​PhD in Design, College of Design, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN 
  • (2010-2012) Doctor of Design student, Interdisciplinary Design Institute, Washington State University, Spokane, WA
  • (2008-2010) MSc in Design and Construction Project Management, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden 
  • (1998-2005) Master of Architecture (M.Arch), Azad University, Tehran Central Branch, College of Art and Architecture, Tehran, Iran


  • FACS 2386: Space Planning Fundamentals
  • FACS 3332: Lighting Applications for Interior Designers
  • FACS 4330: Commercial Design I (Workplace Design)
  • FACS 4369: Internship
  • FACS 3360: Interior Design Professional Practice and Procedures
  • FACS 4331: Commercial Design II (Hospitality Design)
  • FACS 4395: Digital Design for ID II (Revit Architecture)

 Selected Publications/Featured work:

  • (2018) Mandana Motamed, The impact of spatial visibility on employee face-to-face interactions at work environments, Presentation at EDRA 49-Oklahoma City and published in the conference proceedings
  • (2017) Mandana Motamed, A methodology for evaluating the spatial variability, Presentation at EDRA 48-Madison and published in the conference proceedings.
  • (2016) Mandana Motamed, Role of Visual Affordance of a Spatial Layout on Human Interactions at a Work Environment, PhD dissertation, College of Design, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • (2016) Julia Robinson and Mandana Motamed, A comparison analysis of flats from the Netherlands and the United States, Presented by Dr. Robinson at IAPS 24 Conference: The Human Being at Home, Work, & Leisure, Lund/Alnarp, Sweden.
  • (2014) Abimbola Asojo and Mandana Motamed, Boynton + Interior Design Partner for Better Health Care, Featured in: Emerging, Spring 2014, Volume 8, Number 2
  • (2012) Mandana Motamed, The Ethereal Hands of Support: Trends and Drivers of the Supporting Network in Healthcare Facility System, May-June 2012, Published as a full paper in EDRA 43 proceedings, Seattle, WA, USA
  • (2010) Mandana Motamed, Healthcare Facility Design and architecture (Trends and Drivers), Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • (2005) Mandana Motamed, Designing a multi-functional recreational center (type A, Grade1) in Persian central desert, Azad University (Tehran Central Branch), Tehran, Iran

Scholarship and Award:

  • (2014) Barbara Lee Award (Teaching Excellence in Community Engagement) by Boynton Health, Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • (2013) Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Scholarship, Indianapolis, IN, USA