Rouben Mohiuddin and Students of CSU Chico Interior Architecture

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About the artist

Rouben Mohiuddin is design practitioner and professor of design at California State University at Chico. Born in Bangladesh in 1973, at the age of three, his father took him on a 17-year journey to North Africa, Asia, Middle East and Europe. This journey instilled in him with a bounty of diversity, which influenced what would become a lifelong appreciation for Art, Architecture and Design. He then moved to the U.S as an international student and pursued a transdisciplinary education with a Bachelors of Environmental Design in 1995 from University of New York at Buffalo followed by a Masters in Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture in 1998.

Rouben started his design career at select firms in Los Angeles and New York, eventually starting his own practice in 2015, specializing in the lifestyle design projects and products ranging from unique custom residences, hospitality design and furniture. Although endlessly driven by a creativity design process, he has always been interested in teaching and design activism. Over the years he has taught at the University of California Los Angeles, Otis School of Art and Design and New York School of Interior Design and currently Professor of Interior Architecture at California State University - Chico As a design activist, he has worked on many pro-bono community driven projects ranging from affordable housing, schools, hospitals and post fire reconstruction. Rouben enjoys fishing, the outdoors and urban forestry. He and his wife, Trina, have a son, Zayd and reside in Chico, CA.


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Rouben Mohiuddin and students of CSU Chico Interior Architecture, Rebuild Paradise, 2019-2022, architectural drawings, wood models, and presentation posters, Courtesy of Professor Rouben Mohiuddin, Design SI, and CSU Chico, Department of Art & Art History