dha College of Design

Faculty Profile: Abimbola Asojo

Abimbola Asojo, Ph.D.

Specialties & Expertise

  • Cross-cultural design
  • Architectural lighting design
  • African architecture
  • Computing and design
  • Global design


Course Titles

  • IDES 4607 Interior Design Studio VII
  • IDES 2613 Lighting Design and Life Safety
  • IDES 2604 Interior Design Studio IV
  • IDES 2621 Computer Aided Design


Selected Scholarship

  • Asojo, A.O. (2011). Nigeria. In V. Jani (Ed.), Diversity in Design Perspectives from the non-Western  World (pp. 153-193). New York, NY: Fairchild Publications, Inc.
  • Asojo, A. O. (2011). Pedagogical models from a lighting design studio. In K. Domke and C.A Brebbia  (Eds.), Light in Engineering, Architecture and the Environment, (pp. 71-80). United Kingdom: WIT Press 
  • Asojo, A. O., Jani, V.J. & Amor, C. (2010). An Instructional Design on Yoruba, Gujarati and Algerian Spaces. Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal. 4(3), 63-82.  
  • Asojo, A. O. & Pober, E. F. (2009). Building Information Modeling (BIM) Strategies: Pedagogical Models for Interior Design. Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal. 3(2), 159-167.  
  • Erdener, E. & Asojo, A. O. (2009). Illuminating the Past, Present and Future: Architectural and Lighting Design in Historic Buildings – A Collaborative Learning Experience. Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal3(2), 249-259.  
  • Asojo, A. O. (2008). Hybrid Forms in the Built Environment: A Case Study of African Cities.  In T. Falola, N. Afolabi, and A. Adesanya (Eds.), Migrations and Creativity in Africa and the African Diaspora (pp. 135-145). North Carolina, Durham: Carolina Academic Press.  
  • Asojo, A. O. (2007). Technology as a Tool for Globalization: Cross-Cultural Collaborative Design Studio. Journal of Interior Design. 33(2), 23-36.  
  • Asojo, A. O. (2001). A Model for Integrating Culture-Based Issues in Creative Thinking and Problem Solving.  Journal of Interior Design. 27(2), 46-58.  
  • Asojo, A. O. (2000). Design Algorithms After Le Corbusier. ACADIA Quarterly.  19 (4), 17-24.  
  • Leigh, K. E. and Asojo, A.O. (1999). A Spiritual Celebration of Cultural Heritage. Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review. X(11), p.46-59.


Professional, Institutional, and Community Leadership and Service

  • Journal of Interior Design Review Board 2004 to date
  • Member, Interior Design Educator Council, 1998-to date.
  • Educator Member, International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) Fall 2008 to date.
  • Member at Large, Mid-American Alliance for African Studies, 2007 to date.
  • Member, American Institute of Architects, 1997- to date.
  • Licensed Architect State of Oklahoma #A4988
  • NCIDQ Certificate no 21989
  • LEED Accredited Professional



  • 2012 Image Fund Award
  • 2011 Interior Design Educators Council Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2010 International Association of Lighting Designers Trust Fund Award
  • 2010 Design Intelligence Most Admired Educator
  • 2008 Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education
  • 2002 Nuckolls Fund Edison Price Fellow.
  • 2002 Focus Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 2000 Interior Design Educators Southwest Regional Conference Best Paper/Presentation



Associate Professor

Interior Design Program


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