Karen Cash

Name Karen Cash
School School of Engineering & Information Technology
Program Bachelor of Interior Design
Academic and Professional Designations
  • Master’s of Interior Design 

  • Bachelor of Interior Design 


  • ARIDO/IDC Educator + Registered Member

Title Instructor
Courses Taught
  • DSGN74050 Studio VII – Capstone 

  • DSGN74060 Studio VIII – Capstone Project

Areas of Expertise & Interest
  • Environmental Sustainability 

  • Biology Inspired Design

Industry Experience, Professional Currency Activities
  • Interior design owner and practitioner for 37 years 

  • ARIDO (past) committee chair and co-chair 

  • ARIDO (past) representative on national board of the Environmental Institute of Canada (EPIC)

Major Research Projects, Scholarly Activities, and/or Publications
  • Master’s Thesis – Beyond LEED:  Building a Bridge to Biomimicry for Canadian Interior Design Educators 

  • 2014 recipient of the Teknion/Global (IDCF) Fellowship – University of Manitoba – for innovative research in Interior Design

Additional Information My extensive experience in complex corporate and healthcare design provides a wide base of multi-disciplinary project knowledge to share with my students. 

I continue to expand my knowledge of biology inspired design methodologies and innovation.