Shirley Bucknor

Shirley Bucknor

New York, NY, US



I am an interior designer by trade currently pursuing a degree in Urbanism at Parsons. I recently relocated to NYC and have been involved in furniture design and social innovation efforts.

Recently, I was lucky enough to be a selected participant of the CSI Incubator Program where I have been awarded office space in the Starrett-Lehigh building to begin development on strategies towards housing. While I maintain my interest in social architecture, I am also actively pursing an interior design career and would love the opportunity to join the rigorous and creative environment NYC provides.


The New School, New York, NY, US, Masters, Design & Urban Ecologies

A Critical Approach to Urban Transformation

Bringing together the academic strengths of Parsons and other divisions of The New School, this studio-based program will train students to apply interdisciplinary methods in studying and designing processes to transform urban ecosystems. The first graduate program of its kind in the United States, this 60-credit, two-year master of science program will explore the broad terrain of the urban complex and its interconnection with society and the environment.

Students in the program will gain a broad view of the dynamics of urban life by investigating the influence of bureaucracy, policy, finance, and design on contemporary cities. With a curriculum focusing on designing process rather than form, students will develop strategic proposals for more cohesive and socially responsible urban development.

Sep 2012 - current

Arizona State University, Tempe Camp, AZ, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Interior Design

Founded in 1978, the Interior Design program at Arizona State University has a rich history of graduating successful interior designers. Our program has consistently been ranked as one of the top interior design programs in North America in America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools, published by DesignIntelligence. The eight semester degree program culminates in a Bachelor of Science in Design, with a concentration in Interior Design. Continually accredited since 1987, the program currently holds accreditation with the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). In 2007, the program expanded admissions from 22 undergraduate students to 30 students per year, adding new courses that reflect technological and cultural changes, with a strong emphasis on sustainable design and a deep involvement in community-based, charitable design projects.

May 2005 - May 2009

Areas of Specialization