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Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design

Julia Day

Contact Information


  • Ph.D. in Architecture, Interior Design and Education (Interdisciplinary doctoral program), Washington State University (2014)
  • M.A. in Interior Design, Washington State University (2011)
  • M.B.A. in Sustainability, San Francisco Institute of Architecture (2009)
  • B.A. in Interior Design, Washington State University (2007)

Area(s) of Specialization

  • Occupant behavior and energy efficiency
  • Daylighting design
  • Post occupancy evaluation

Courses Taught

  • ID 245 ID Studio 2
  • ID 415 Computer-Aided Visual Communication In Interior Design
  • ID 435 Building Systems
  • ID 545 ID Studio 7

Professional Biography

Dr. Julia Day currently teaches in the interior design program at Kansas State University in the College of Human Ecology. She has recently started her research laboratory at K-State: The Energy, Behavior and Built Environment Laboratory (EBBEL). Her interdisciplinary Ph.D. from Washington State University, current research, professional service and consulting expertise primarily focus on occupant education, behaviors and energy use in high performance buildings. Day is actively involved in several international and national organizations including the IEA (International Energy Agency) Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme (EBC) Annex 66: an international effort to define and simulate occupant behavior in buildings, the ASHRAE Technical Committee 7.3 (Operations and Maintenance Management) / Education and Training Sub-committee, and the ASME National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Coordination Network (RCN) on Sustainable Human-Building Ecosystems (SHBE). Day's professional experience includes retail design work at Callison Architecture in Seattle, Washington, editorial assistant for "Interiors: Design, Architecture, Culture," and project manager at both Washington State University and the University of Idaho's Integrated Design Labs, where she worked closely with Idaho Power Company (IPC) and Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) on energy efficiency outreach, training and market transformation.

Vita (pdf)