Anne Farniok is an Interior Design instructor and program director. Anne started her teaching career at DCTC in 1998 and was involved as an adjunct and advisory board member until 2007 when she became a full-time faculty member.
Anne has a Bachelor of Science degree in interior design from the University of Minnesota and is currently pursuing graduate studies in Sustainable Architecture. She has more than 20 years of experience in the interior design field with work experience in both commercial and residential interiors.
A Certified Interior Designer, or CID, in the state of Minnesota, she also is a LEED AP, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional, which is a credential that is administered by the Green Building Certification Institute and represents her understanding of green building practices.
Faculty advisor to the student group Design Connexion, Anne believes in the importance of being involved in professional organizations and is a member of the International Interior Design Association, or IIDA, the Network of Executive Women in Hospitality, or NEWH, the American Society of Interior Designers, or ASID, the National Kitchen and Bath Association, or NKBA, and the Mississippi Headwaters Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.
Accomplishments include Best in Real Estate Award, Viewer's Choice Award and Winning Designer on KARE 11 Blueprint for Green green-design contest, National Association of Industrial Office Properties Award, and SEET faculty. Her work has been published in Furnishings Magazine and the Real Estate Journal and seen on the HGTV show "Bath Crashers".
Regarding her teaching philosophy, Anne says, "I believe in facilitating students to be engaged in their education through active learning." Her teaching style includes incorporating real projects to be worked on in her residential studio, providing a multitude of field trips for her classes, and arranging both national and international travel for her student's experiential learning.
She reports that seeing her students working and succeeding in the field is the best part about her job as a DCTC instructor.