Associate Professor, Nina Arboscello has been a full time faculty member in the Interior Design, Kitchen & Bath, and Residential Planning Department at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh – Online Division since 2009. She taught for three years as an adjunct, prior to her full time appointment.
Nina received a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Design/Interiors, and a minor in Architecture from Syracuse University. She also spent a summer studying abroad in Florence, Italy. She received her Master’s of Art in Interior Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Nina is both a NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) certificate holder and a LEED AP ID+C ((Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional in Interior Design and Construction). She has served as the President of the Carolina’s Chapter of IIDA (The International Interior Design Association) and continues to be active in the local chapter. She has presented at NeoCon South and NeoCon Chicago, and has over 20 years of interior design experience. Nina has worked as a professional interior designer for multiple architectural firms along the east coast practicing commercial design with a focus on corporate and healthcare facilities.
At AiPOD, Nina teaches a variety of classes including Human Factors, Programming and Space Planning, Professional Practices, Office Design and Environmental Design. She is also the Faculty Advisor for the online student chapter of IIDA. Nina serves the institution of AiPOD by sitting on the Faculty Advancement Committee, and was a member of the 2013 Faculty Review Panel. Within the department Nina presents student and faculty workshops, serves as a panel member for senior presentations, and this past Fall she led a trip, which included students, to the High Point Market in North Carolina. Nina thrives on engaging students and connecting them with real world scenarios within the classroom.
In 2011 she finished the Honolulu Marathon, and likes to use this as an example to her students that with hard work and perseverance anything is possible, as long as you don’t quit. In her spare time Nina enjoys volunteering for a local charity, Let There Be Mom, going to the beach and spending time with her husband and 3 children.