Farida Gabdrakhmanova

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Interior Design Instructor
Family and Consumer Sciences
Advanced Technology and Applied Sciences
Saddleback College

Master of Interior Architecture, Cal Poly Pomona/ UCLA Extension
Media Designer Diploma, International Academy of Business, Russia
M.S. Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia

Prior to joining Saddleback’s Interior Design faculty, I practiced in the field for several years in Russia, before moving to the States, and here, in Southern California, working in “urban”, residential, and tenant improvement design. I work in coordination with other design professionals and maintain my own Design business. 

I am fortunate that I love what I do. I am grateful to my students for the exhilarating teaching experience they give to me. They keep me grounded, and they inspire me. It is an honor to momentarily be a part of their lives.

Courses Taught

  • Fundamentals of Interior Design
  • Interior Design Studio I & II
  • Advanced Computer-Aided Design/Drafting for Interior Design
  • Digital Visualization for Interior Design
  • Fundamentals of Lighting
  • Codes and Specifications for Interior Design
  • Business and Professional Practice for Interior Design
  • Interior Design Internship

Professional Memberships & Certifications

  • CID Certified - Certified Interior Designer in CA
  • NCIDQ Certified No.027689 - National Council for Interior Design Qualification Certification
  • LEED AP - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional
  • Professional member, ASID - American Society of Interior Designers
  • IDEC, member - Interior Design Educators Council

Honors and Awards

  • Saddleback College Associate Professor of the Year - 2013
  • Certificate of Excellence - ASID Foundation Yale R. Burge Portfolio Design Competition 2008
  • ASID OC Outstanding Student Award - 2008