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Dallas Willman

Dallas Willman


Lecturer, Interior Design

Office Building

Wagner Hall



Mailing Address

Wagner Hall 219
School of Design-Box 2225
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


As the newest addition to the team, Willman enjoys both the design and business aspects of interior design, working closely with each student to meet his or her individual needs and goals. Her comprehensive design and coordination skills, drafting background and experience in project management assist her within the academic teaching demands. Willman has worked on a wide range of project types, including education, healthcare, government, liturgical, corporate office, multi-family housing,and hospitality amongst others, building a diverse portfolio within the commercial and residential realms, which allows her to provide the program and students with the utmost design experience. Her labors mirror her colleagues', where business development, client relations, team management, and efficient and effective design processes are at the helm. Her enthusiasm and persistence help to foster collaborative relationships within faculty and student environments and inspire fun learning environments.

Willman continues to build course work and student experiences by inviting speakers and guest reviews, participating in facility/building tours and immersing students in fields trips. Additionally, Willman exposes students to practice-based learning with interdisciplinary collaborations, experiential learning and sustainability-focused problem solving. Her teaching philosophy includes four main objectives: Exposure, Motivation, Life-Long Learning and Preparedness. Exposing students to resources, concepts, and skills, motivating them to be resilient, have grit, and conquer a positive outlook, while instilling the importance of life-long learning, will assuredly lead them to preparedness for what they will face as they progress into the highly competitive design field.

Willman stays connected to practice by consulting for Architecture Incorporated in Sioux Falls, SD as it is invaluable to stay relative within the innovative and fast-moving profession. Her exposure to cutting-edge technology, software and design practices continually aid course development and program aspirations. Willman’s experience inside and outside the classroom complements that of her colleagues while continuing to support and advance the growing program.


M.S in Industrial Management | 2011
South Dakota State University

B.S in Interior Design, Minor in Art, Entrepreneurship and Business | 2009
South Dakota State University

Academic Interests/Expertise

Environmental Psychology
Contract Documents
Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Experiential Learning
Architecture, Interior and Furniture Design

Academic Responsibilities

ID 209 Human Factors & Behavior
ID 215 Materials I / Lab
ID 252 Interior Design Studio II
ID 299 Design Tools (Co-Teach)
ID 314 Building Systems and Construction / Lab
ID 316 Light and Color / Lab
ID 371 Professional Practices in Interior Design
ID 415 Materials II / Lab
ID 451 Interior Design Studio V
ID 480/492 Travel Study/Prep

Technology, Resource and Software Management
Jackrabbit Program Tours
Program Operations and Marketing
CIDA Accreditation Documentation

Committee Activities

School of Design Mentoring Infinity Group | 2019
School of Design Preview Day | 2015 - current
School of Design Design Camp | 2017

Awards and Honors

IDEC Student Design Competition Regional Winners - Midwest | 2016-2017

AIA SD State Awards – Nomination – Epicosity Marketing Firm | 2016
CityDesign Award of Excellence – Chopps Bar - Greater Mankato Growth City Center Partnership Awards | 2013

Epsilon Mu Eta: Engineering Management Honor Society | 2011

Professional Memberships

CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation) Site Visitor | 2017 - current
International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Professional 2014 – current
International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Associate 2011 – 2014
South Dakota Interior Designers (SDID), Member 2014-Current
Board Member _ Past President 2018
Board Member_ President 2017
Board Member _ Vice President 2016
South Dakota Interior Design Coalition | 2016
Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) – 2014 – Current

Connect 2140, Member | 2016 - current
Greater Mankato Growth Young Professionals, Board Member | 2012-2014
Greater Mankato Growth Young Professionals, Member | 2011 – 2014
RAW Fusion Fashion Show, Board Member | 2012-2014

Work Experience

Interior Design Instructor, South Dakota State University | 2015-current
Interior Design Consultant, Architecture Incorporated | 2016-current
Interior Designer, Architecture Incorporated | 2014-current
Interior Design Consultant, Residential | 2011-current
Interior Design, ISG (Architecture and Engineering Firm) | 2012-2014
Interior Designer, Oleson + Hobbie Architects | 2011-2012
Graduate Teaching Assistant of Department of Engineering, Technology and Management, South Dakota State University | 2010 - 2011

Creative Activities

Willman, D. M., Brown, L. E. (2017). Retrofitting for Lifelong Independence.
Willman, D. M., Brown, L. E. (2017). Universal Design for Lifelong Independence.
Willman, D. M., Brown, L. E. (2017). Laundry Room Design.
Willman, D. M., Brown, L. E. (2017). Kitchen Design For Independence.
Willman, D. M., Brown, L. E. (2017). Flexibility Promotes Independence.

Interior Design Consultant, Architecture Incorporated | 2016-current

SDSU School of Design Career Day, ID Program Speaker | 2016, 2018

Greater Mankato Growth Leadership Institute | Participant | 2013-2014