Linda Nubani

Linda Nubani
Telephone: (517) 432-2330

School of Planning, Design and Construction

Assistant Professor, Interior Design
Human Ecology Building, Room 201F

Area of Expertise:

Research Interests: Environment and behavior; space syntax (spatial analysis)/visual and spatial properties of physical environment, and their behavioral outcome; post occupancy evaluation; crime prevention through environmental design; neighborhood design and quality of life; design for special populations and evidence-based design (EBD) in the following two areas of interest: Workplace environment and healthcare facilities.


PhD in architecture (environment and behavior/criminology) from the University of Michigan, and master’s degrees in architecture from the University of Michigan and the University of Cincinnati.

Linda Nubani is an assistant professor of Interior Design Program in the School of Planning, Design and Construction. She holds a PhD in Architecture (Environment and Behavior/Criminology) from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (2006), and Master’s degrees in Architecture from the University of Michigan (2003) and the University of Cincinnati (2001). Prior to joining MSU, Nubani moved to Dubai, UAE, in 2004 to accept a teaching position with the American University in Dubai. In 2004, she co-founded APID, the Association of Professional Interior Designers. The APID is the first professional association of interior design in the Middle East. In 2006, she co-founded the Green Buildings Conference that has become very active in many countries around the Gulf region. In 2008, she co-founded the Italian Architecture Magazine Compasses in Dubai.  Also in 2008, Nubani founded an interior design firm that she called “Mazarii Interiors.” The word Mazarii implies “Green Practice” in the native language of UAE. In the same year, she became a certified professional interior designer, and in 2014, she became a certified Civil Defense and Life Safety consultant. Nubani has designed more than 70 projects in the Middle East, France and Spain. The highlights of her work include: Designing the largest smoking lounge in the World at Dubai International Airports; completing more than 40 office projects for the private and government sector; renovating homes for celebrities and royal families; and winning the annual light competition for the National Day of the UAE.


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