Dr. Hessam Ghamari is an Associate Professor of Interior Design for the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). Dr. Ghamari has more than 15+ years working as an architect and an interior designer in Iran and the United States. He has experience working on healthcare, hospitality, commercial, and residential projects. He also has more than nine years experience working as an educator. Prior to his appointment at CSUN, Dr. Ghamari taught at Appalachian State University for four years. He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Interior Design in 2014 from Texas Tech University. He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented at international conferences on environmental psychology, evidence-based design, and healthcare design. The decision-making process in the interior design discipline should take the physiological and psychological needs of the people. Dr. Ghamari' s design philosophy revolves around providing healthy and humanistic environments that can positively impact its users--to improve the quality of life of people in different settings. This attests to his interests in interdisciplinary approaches to improve health and well-being outcomes in healthcare environments.

  • Ph.D. Environmental Interior Design 2014, Texas Tech Unievrsity
  • M.S. Interior Design 2013, Texas Tech Unievrsity
  • M.Arch. Architecture 2011, Iran University of Science and Technology
  • B.Arch. Architecture 2008, Iran University of Science and Technology

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