Master of Science of Architecture Faculty

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Ann L. Black

Title: Associate Professor
Office: 7217 Daa Addition
Tel: 513-556-1126

Professor Black is an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and Interior Design at the University of Cincinnati. She has also served as the Associate Director of SAID and the Interior Design Program coordinator. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design and her Master of Arts in Design Management and Planning, both from The Ohio State University. Before joining the faculty at UC, she practiced interior design for ten years with The Limited, Inc. and Wendy’s International, Inc.
Professor Black’s current research focuses on the products, spaces and services that improve the experience and well being of users in the healthcare setting including the patient, their caregivers and medical staff. She has led multiple projects at the Live Well Collaborative – a non-profit that brings academia and industry together for 15 week long projects centered on the patient experience. User focused research techniques, co-creation sessions and validation sessions with users and medical staff ensure targeted, viable solutions. 

Research Information

Research Interests

Retail Design Professional Practice Communication Skills: Drawing, Rendering

Research Support

  • (Collaborator), Black, Ann; Borcherding, Phyllis, American Eagle Outfitter Concept Store, American Eagle Outfitters. (SRS 001258), $31,500.00. 09/01/2006 to 12/31/2008. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Black, Ann, Design Conference Center for Scripps Network, Scripps Networks. (DCA-Conf Ctr), $54,000.00. 03/01/2011 to 09/30/2011. Status: Closed.

Experience & Service

Board Certifications/Licenses

  • National Council for Interior Design Qualification, Certified Interior Designer, 007708
  • Evidence Based Design Accreditation and Certification,, Certified Evidence Based Designer