Lucie Gagné is an award winning designer with broad experience in interior / architectural design  and project management.  She has been teaching in the Interior Design program at Kwantlen  Polytechnic University since 1998.  In addition to teaching, she is the Coordinator of the program,  and chairs and represents the department on several committees.  She has been involved in the  establishment of international partnerships and exchanges, and has conducted field study  educational travel in Canada, USA, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Spain and Turkey.  Prior to teaching, Ms. Gagné was a principal at the firm Carlyle Design Associates in Ottawa,  Canada, where she had senior responsibility for projects, including planning, design concept, detail  development and close collaboration with client representatives. The firm worked primarily on  Institutional Projects (Health Care, Government and Education), in Canada and the United States.  Before joining Carlyle Design, she was a member of the design team for the new National Gallery of  Canada in Ottawa.  She participated in planning, design and installation, and provided liaison  between the Gallery and government agencies, project consultants, and the architect.  Before  working with the National Gallery, Ms. Gagné worked on interior and architectural design of  residential housing for several firms.  Ms. Gagné holds a Bachelor of Applied Design in Interior Design from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and a Bachelor of Arts with a  combined major in Art History and Architecture from Carleton University.  She is fluent in both spoken and written English and  French.  Ms. Gagné is currently working on a doctorate at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in the Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational  Leadership in Post-Secondary Contexts. Her research interests focus on gaining a deeper understanding of learning environments  and their impact on outcomes, and the various ways context shapes adult learning and global competency.  She is particularly  interested in the spontaneous collision of ideas that can result when people from differing backgrounds and experiences  collaborate; and in the integration of diverse and global approaches in making informed connections across disciplines and  international boundaries.   
Professional memberships and service: Standards Committee of the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)  - current Educational Member liaison, International Federation of Interior Architects / Designers (IFI) – since 2010 Director and founding president, The Alliance of Canadian Educators in Interior Design (ACEID) – 2008-10 Member of the Interior Design Institute of BC (IDIBC) –  since 2005 Member of the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) faculty liaison –  2000 - 02 & 2007-08, current Served on the Interior Design Experience Program Taskforce (IDEP), National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ) – 2002 Member of Construction Specifications Canada (CSC) –  1997-1998 Served on the Executive Board of Construction Specifications Canada (CSC), Ottawa Chapter –1997 Represented the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) on the Council of Delegates to the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ) –  1993-1995 Served as Director of Exams and Jury on the Board of Directors of the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ) –  1994 and 1995 Served as Director of Professional Development on the Board of Directors of the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) Eastern Ontario Chapter – 1992-1993 Professional member of Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) since 1991 Professional member of the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) –  1991-1998 Certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ)  –   October 1990