Professional in Residence
412 Julian T. White Hall
BID Louisiana State University
Matthew Edmonds has been teaching interior design at LSU since 2004. Edmonds received his Bachelor of Interior Design from Louisiana State University and is a registered interior designer in Louisiana. He is a NCIDQ certified designer and a LEED AP BD+C. He has worked as a design draftsman, senior store manager, and design manager for Gap, Inc., and is currently the designer and co-owner of CDI Solutions. His project experience includes design and project management in all areas of interior design including project phasing, space planning, programming and program management, code compliance, facility evaluation, value engineering, document preparation and contract administration, cost estimating and budgeting, FF&E specifications, and facilitating installations. Specialization includes environmental wayfinding, sustainable strategies (LEED, and WELL Building Standards), 3D scanning & 360-degree panoramic captures, presentation rendering, furniture design, and construction.
As an instructor of interior design at LSU, Edmonds developed a new core curriculum class (ID 1780) to introduce and instruct prospective interior design students to technical drafting fundamentals. He has taught various studios, with emphasis on technical drafting, construction documents, and instruction on the language of graphics and the practice of the design process. He has guided students through methods to apply the proper analytical skills and techniques required to communicate design intent and information critical to the project to both design professionals and the public. He also developed a sustainable strategies class with a focus on LEED Interior Design and Construction (LEED ID+C), and more recently the WELL Building Systems—more than 100 students have graduated from the interior design program with LEED Associate or WELL Professional credentials. Edmonds actively participates in the School of Interior Design intern program by offering and employing student internships through CDI Solutions. CDI Solutions currently employ five full-time LSU interior design graduates and one LSU interior design intern.
ID1051 Introduction to Interior Design
ID2774 Interior Construction and Systems
ID3782 Construction Documents
ID4761 Professional Practice
ID4772 Sustainable Design Practice