Hassnaa Mohammed is an assistant professor of interior design at the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design. Her current research is on human-place relationships in socio-religious spaces and community buildings. She is driven by her passion for community work and developing design guidelines for safe spaces that promote emotional and spiritual well-being from individuals from all backgrounds.
Mohammed has presented her research at the Environmental Design Research Association several times and has published manuscripts in the Health Environments Research & Design journal, Community Development Journal, and Gender, Place and Culture. She was formerly an assistant professor at The Design School at Arizona State University and a core affiliate of the Center of Muslim Experience in the US at ASU. She has instructed a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate studios and lecture-based courses. Additionally, she worked for several leading interior design firms in the United States and Portugal.
She received a dual Bachelor of Science in interior design and communications media from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, as well as her Master of Art in Public Affairs with a focus on international development and Muslim women.
Areas of Expertise
Interior design, community-engaged design, designing in a human ecological context, co-design, inclusive design, American Muslims place making, design for social good, designing for community building.