Tamara Rice

Instructor of Interior Design
Fine Arts Building 229

tamara.rice@tcu.edu | 817-257-5328


MFA, Design Thinking, Radford University 2024, Thesis ongoing
BA, The Ohio State University, 2014

Courses Taught

INDE 20413 Design Process & Theory
INDE 30423 Construction Documentation
INDE 40463 Interior Design IV- 4th year Studio
INDE 30003 Honors Thesis
INDE 30093 Professional Practice I
INDE 40453 Professional Practice II
DSGN 10133 Color & Light Theory
DSGN 10143 3D Design Principles

Areas of Focus

Retail Commercial Design Studio
Adaptive Reuse Design for Historically Preserved Sites
Professional Practices and Portfolio Development for Post-grad careers
Advising Honors Design Thesis across multiple disciplines


2023: TCU College of Fine Arts. A Seat at the Table “Conversations for Community Connection with Creator and Event Chair Tamara Rice ” (April 5, 2021).



2021: Pro Remodeler Magazine: “What inspires Great Remodeling” (April 5, 2021).




 2022: “Reusing What We Have: Historical Home Preservation and Environmental Advocacy Through Adaptive Reuse. Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Vancouver IDEC 2023 Conference. March 8-11, 2023. (Abstract accepted)


2022: “A Seat at the Table. Black History Design Symposium” College of Fine Arts CFA Programming Grant.. Grant Awarded: $1,000

  • LEED ® Green Associate™ – Member of USGBC #11436294
  • IIDA Member & Board Member – Interior Design International Association (IIDA) #093756 VP of Education
  • IDEC Member – Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) #54153
  • NEWH The Hospitality Industry Network #134614
  • NARI Member – CRPM Certified Remodeling Project Manager, National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
  • REALTOR® – Texas Real Estate License & Commission
  • National Trust for Historical Preservation Member

Historical Preservation and Adaptive Reuse
Traditional Building Material Conservation
Preservation of African American Architecture
Preservation of Jazz and Blues Heritage Architectural Sites
History of Architecture and Sustainable Interior Design Methods