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Eatman Elisabeth Eatman

BFA degree in Interior Architecture from California State University, Long Beach; AA degree in Interior Design at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Elisabeth has been a practicing designer since 1996, her professional experience includes restaurants, corporate, residential and hospitality design. Elisabeth has taught at CSULB, Woodbury University, Santa Monica College and Long Beach City College.

 

TranNiki Tran

LEED, AP who graduated with a BFA in Interior Architecture at California State University, Long Beach. Niki has been practicing interior design since 2002, working at major firms such as Interior Architects and Heery International. Her primary discipline of design has been on corporate, banks, credit unions, and civic projects. Niki received tenure at Mt. SAC in Spring 2015.


Adjunct Faculty

DominguezVon Dominguez
LEED, AP who graduated with a BFA in Interior Architecture at California State University, Long Beach; Master's degree in architecture from Cal Poly, Pomona. Von has been practicing interior design since 2006 working for rims such as Beckson Design Associates and LPA, Inc. His experience includes projects ranging from civic, corporate, healthcare, and education. Von has been an adjunct professor at Mt. San Antonio College since 2013, teaching Intro to Interior Design and Rapid Visualization classes.

 

ArakakiChristy Arakaki
AS Degree in Interior Design from Mt. San Antonio College  in 1999 and her BA from California State University, Dominguez Hills in 2002. Christy is a full-time designer with over fifteen years of experience in both residential and commercial design. Christy has been a part-time instructor at Mt. San Antonio College and Orange Coast College since 2003. She has taught Intro to Interior Design, Business Practices, Professional Practices, and Color THeory. In 2004, Christy was a featured designer in an episode of HGTV's Designer's Challenge and published in the "Best of Designer's Challenge" book. 

 

SharpDiane Sharp
BFA Degree in Interior Architecture from California State University, Long Beach, AA degree in Interior Design from Chaffey College. A practicing designer since 1998, Diane has worked as a commercial designer with firms such as Rothernberg, Sawasy Architects, in downtown Los Angeles, and Sisson Design Group in Ontario. Her professional experience includes corporate, medical, bank, and spa design as well as lighting design. 

 

BallHeather Ball
BFA degree in Interior Architecture from California State University, Long Beach. Heather has over 20 years of related experience in the design, planning and construction industry. Prior to founding Heather Ball Design in 2008, Ms. Ball has served as Designer and Project Manager with Interior Architects and The Kor Group. She was the recipient of the Harold Grieves Memorial Scholarship and was awarded the 2005 Hospitality Design Award for her work on the Sheraton LAX and Sheraton Delfina hotels. 

 

GrisafeMark Grisage
BFA degree in Architecture from Cal Poly, Pomona. He is a licensed Architect who worked at several architectural firms before opening his own architectural firm in Long Beach, CA. Mark's projects include laboratory, government buildings, theme parks, tenant improvements, residential projects and more. He has a background in production and design with a pragmatic understanding of architectural business and construction issues. 

 

Nancy LoNancy Lo
Nancy is a Certified Interior Designer in the State of California, and a LEED Accredited Professional, she is also the founder of d.Kode Studio, a commercial + residential interior design and branding firm. Prior to establishing the company in 2009, she has worked at several design firms as an interior designer and national account design manager in hospitality, lighting and dealership design. Nancy received her BFA degree in Interior Architectural Design from California State University, Long Beach.

Ben MansouriBen Mansouri
Ben who is IDP and NCARB certified has a MS degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Murray State University. He is also Autodesk certified BIM instructor with over 20 years of architectural and structural experience. Mr. Mansouri also teaches courses at UCLA Extension and currently awaiting AIA status.