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Assistant Professor

University of Central Oklahoma


Adrienne Wright is an educator, designer and visual artist, born and raised in Oklahoma City. She holds a Bachelor of Science in landscape architecture, which was her primary area of professional practice for more than seven years. As an employee of one of the areas' premier landscape architecture firms, she managed a diverse array of projects throughout the state, from small-scale residential to large-scale streetscapes. During her time as a design associate, she began teaching night courses in the Department of Horticulture at OSU-OKC. It was through those classes that she discovered her love for teaching design, taking on one to two courses per semester. Eventually, she resigned from her position at the firm to pursue a career in academia. 

In 2017, Wright graduated from UCO with an M.F.A. in interior design. She taught as an adjunct, as well as a full-time temporary instructor from 2014 to 2018, and eventually joined the School of Design as tenure-track faculty in 2019. She is currently the co-coordinator of the design foundations program, focusing on the development of curriculum for first-year students in the respective disciplines of interior design and graphic design.  

Education and Certifications

M.F.A., University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma, 2017

Master of Fine Arts, Interior Design

Thesis: Evaluating the effects of hand drawing on the conceptual process and the implications for final design solutions

B.S., Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Bachelor of Science, Landscape Architecture

Classes Taught

  • Introduction to Interior Design
  • Design Foundations II for ID
  • Materials and Textiles
  • Charles Evans Studio
  • Competition Studio
  • Fundamentals of Code Compliance
  • Design Foundations IV for ID
  • Visualization II
  • Design in Oklahoma
  • Interior Design Through Film


  • Design (Interior / Landscape Architecture)
  • Visual Art (Painting / Drawing / Installation and Immersive)
  • Furniture Design
  • The role of drawing in design education
  • Accessibility and Universal Design in the built environment
  • Accessibility and universality in design education
  • Analog and digital drawing techniques

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