Department of Design
Don Collier, M.F.A.
Interior Design Program Director
Phone: (806) 834-3254
Office: HS 211C
Don Collier joined the faculty at Texas Tech University in 2002. Don comes to Texas Tech University after 25 years of professional practice in the Design industry. His professional experience includes serving as Design Director for four major nationally known Architectural firms. While serving as Design Director, Mr. Collier was honored by both the Texas Society of Architects and The American Institute of Architects for outstanding work in historical restoration projects and corporate headquarters. Most recently, he served as President of his own company which represented Commercial Furniture Manufacturers to the Architecture and Interior Design community in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Mr. Collier is an alumni of Texas Tech University with a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Design. Professor Collier's primary teaching focuses are in the Studio Classes at the sophomore and junior level along with the Interior Tour Class where he takes students to the great design cities in the United States.
Since becoming a professor in 2002 Professor Collier has received several teaching awards including the New Faculty Award from the Texas Tech Alumni Association and most recently the Spencer A Wells Award for Creative Teaching.
His main area of research and grant funding is in the adaptive reuse of historical buildings. Professor Collier is a registered interior designer and is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers.