Head of Program, MA Interior Architecture/Interior Design and MA Interior Design
Amara Goodwin was born in Toronto. She obtained undergraduate degrees in both fine arts and art history before moving to Berlin where she became one of the first graduates of the Interior Architecture/Interior Design program at Berlin International. After working for select interior architecture offices in Berlin, she went on to complete her post-graduate studies in Belgium, specializing in adaptive reuse. At the core of her research work is the intersection of history, theory, and practice. She is interested in how interior architecture as a discipline has defined itself in the past and how this definition is currently evolving. Amara brings a multidisciplinary body of knowledge to interior architecture in her own professional practice, collaborating internationally on projects in Germany, Belgium, Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. She teaches courses in the history and theory of architecture and design as well as research seminars and design projects in the B.A. and M.A. Interior Architecture/Interior Design programs. She is the first alumna to return to teach at Berlin International.