• Johanne Woodcock

    Associate Professor of Interior Design


    Johanne Woodcock is an Associate Professor of Interior Design at Parsons, in the School of Constructed Environments at The New School. She is a certified Interior Designer and Registered Architect. Previously she was Director of the AAS and BFA Interior Design Program at Parsons. Johanne holds a Master of Architecture from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design.  In her practice she has worked in residential and commercial interior design, including projects for New York University's Stern School of Business, Rallye Motors' Rolls Royce and Mercedes Benz Dealership, University of Pennsylvania Club in Manhattan and the Bank of East Asia. She has a longstanding commitment to sustainable design in architecture and interiors. This interest began many years ago, working to incorporate alternative energy proposals for a residential community located on the west side of Manhattan.Johanne Woodcock's design research currently explores, through a series of design proposals, the impact of painted walls on our experience of interior space. This design work was preceded by research on interior space completed through a series of paintings which can be viewed at the publication 'How We Live In and Create Interiors'. Johanne has exhibited her paintings,  at Henry Street Settlement, Hopper House Gallery and in the summer 2018 at the Inverness Art Center  where she was selected by the guest curator to participate in a three person exhibition in the summer of 2019. Previously as Director of Parsons AAS Interior Design, Johanne edited the annual publication, 'WORK', which showcases interiors by AAS students and faculty.   'Work 9' ,titled ' Just Spaces' and earlier archived issues can be viewed at

    Johanne Woodcock, working with colleagues and student research assistants, are exploring ways to expand the conversation on the interior with a curated archive of interiors and related work. Johanne is the Founder and Creative Director of this website:

    The goal of the INSIDE INSIDE website is to organize a resource platform for the study of interior spaces. We are committed to the notion that interiors deserve critical study; inclusive of all elements that together create habitable space. This site aims to support a deeper appreciation of how we compose the spaces where we live and work.With access to historical, global and speculative examples, this interactive digital archive encourages the understanding of comparative and multi-cultural aesthetic norms that are inevitably expressed through interior composition.


    Degrees Held:

    Master of Architecture, Columbia University

    Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design

    Professional Affiliations:

    Founder and Creative Director:

    Recent Publications:

    Work 9, ' Just Spaces' https//


    Research Interests:

    painted walls, color, ornament, interiors, architecture, drawing,interior design,painting, spatial design studies