Brian Kernaghan / by Intar Website

Brian Kernaghan is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Interior Architecture at RISD where he was Department Head from 1996-2010. His previous academic position was Director of the BA (Hons) Interior Design course at Kingston University in London, and prior to that he was a practising designer in Edinburgh, Scotland, where his professional work included interiors and exhibition design. He has taught many parts of the department's curriculum, but most recently his teaching interests have concentrated on museum and exhibition design studios, around the idea of The Narrative Museum. He has taught several times for RISD during the DIS (Denmark’s International Studies) summer program in Copenhagen. He retired from the full-time faculty at RISD in 2010, subsequently was invited to teach a full semester at DIS, and was Chief Critic for RISD’s European Honors Program during Fall 2011. Kernaghan teaches advanced design studio in exhibition design and Theory of Adaptive Reuse.