Lauri Smith

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Professor of Design, Master of Art, Certified Interior Designer, Mom, Mrs.

Contact Information

Phone: 503-554-2865

What do you do at Fox?

I teach in the Department of Art and Design covering some of the design core courses and upper-level interior courses.

When did you start working at Fox?



MA, Organizational Leadership in Business, Woodbury University 2007; Certification of Interior Design, California 1993; BS, Home Economics Education, 1983; owned and operated my own interior design business, 1987 to present           

What is something you’d like to do in the future?

One recent summer I was able to serve a missionary couple by providing design services for their three-level converted barn that will be used to house marginalized women. I hope to do a lot more of these types of projects in the future.

What is something you’re grateful for, appreciate, encouraged by, or excited about?

That God is a mystery of never-ending love. I’m still in love with my husband, proud of our two daughters and have friends that are family to celebrate life with.

Personal notes:

I like the quote by Sir Winston Churchill: “We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us." I believe creatively designed spaces improve lives, which changes communities and betters societies. 

What kind of art do you do?

I create spaces.