Penny Fobler Cressy

Name Penny Fobler-Cressy
School of Engineering and Technology

Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours)

Academic and Professional Designations
  • Master of Arts Interior Design
  • Bachelor of Interior Design
  • Interior Design Diploma
  • NCIDQ (National Council of Interior Design Qualifications)
  • ARIDO (Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario)
  • LEED Green Associate
  • IDEC (Interior Design Education Council)
Title Professor
Courses Taught
  • ARCH74130 - Interior Construction and Specifications
  • ARCH73170 - Design Development & Detailing I
  • DSGN74050 - Studio VII Capstone Programming
  • DSGN73160 - Studio VI Healthcare
  • DSGN73130 - Interior Materials
Areas of Expertise & Interest
  • Commercial Design - Corporate, Restaurant, Hospitality, Residential
  • Interested in sustainable and inclusive design solutions
Industry Experience, Professional Currency Activities
  • Over 25 years working in the interior design and construction industry designing commercial office and hospitality projects
  • Volunteer on the ARIDO Board – Currently Past-President of the Southern Ontario Chapter
  • Volunteer Reviewer on the ARIDO Intern Competency Review System (ICRS)
  • Volunteer on the NCIDQ IDFX Item Writing Committee
Major Research Projects, Scholarly Activities, and/or Publications

Currently working with a team to write a chapter on remote synchronous learning in design studio settings

Additional InformationPenny is a passionate and creative educator committed to achieving a learning environment that is based on understanding, respect, and collaboration. She is dedicated to engaging, inspiring and motivating students to develop their own passions to become successful and confident interior designers.