Cindy Coleman

Cindy Coleman is a design strategist with Gensler. She has more than 25 years of experience working in a variety of roles across the design industry. Coleman has previously served as a project designer for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. She has also earned experience in development, manufacturing, and marketing through her own industrial-design firm, Align Incorporated, based in Chicago. She began her career in design journalism as executive editor at Perspective, a magazine published by the International Interior Design Association. Interior Design Handbook of Professional Practice, her first book, was published by Interior Design magazine with McGraw-Hill in 2001. Coleman is an adjunct professor at her alma mater, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She also serves as the professional adviser for the Marcus Prize, a $100,000 biennial architectural prize administered through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning and the Marcus Corporation Foundation. In 2010, Coleman was named a senior fellow by the Design Futures Council. Coleman received a bachelor of fine arts degree in interior architecture as well as a master of design methods degree from the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Cindy Coleman's Posts

Chicago Residence, Designed by Dirk Denison Architects Chicago Residence, Designed by Dirk Denison Architects

Local architect Dirk Denison integrates a multistory landscape into an infill site in Lincoln Park. Read more

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Seven-Point Perspective Seven-Point Perspective

ARCHITECT gathered in Chicago with a group of academics and practitioners from different regions of the country and steps on the career ladder and asked them to share their personal goals and their perceptions of the state of the profession. Read more

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Continuous Interior Continuous Interior

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

Dunn House Dunn House

The Practice of Everyday Design

Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

The Word The Word

FaulknerBrowns Architects

Red Ice Red Ice


Northern Arizona University Science and Health Building Northern Arizona University Science and Health Building

Richärd+Bauer Architecture, GLHN Architects & Engineers

St. Ann's Warehouse St. Ann's Warehouse

Marvel Architects

Cleveland Civic Core Cleveland Civic Core

LMN Architects

Regeneracion Regeneracion

Sasaki Associates

Rock Chapel Marine Rock Chapel Marine

Landing Studio

Writers Theatre Writers Theatre

Studio Gang Architects

Claire T. Carney Library Claire T. Carney Library

designLAB Architects, Austin Architects

Pinterest Headquarters Pinterest Headquarters

IwamotoScott Architecture, Brereton Architects

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