Ms. Azizi Arrington-Slocum

Ms. Azizi Arrington-Slocum
Built Environment, Department of
Bailey College of Engineering and Technology
Technology Annex building, Room 215
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  • Other - Architecture, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University - 2005
  • B.S. - Architecture, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University - 2003

Professor Azizi Arrington-Bey joined the Department of Built Environment at Indiana State University as an Assistant Professor of Interior Architecture Design in August 2011. Pofessor Arrington-Bey is now an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of Interior Architecture Design. In 2013, Professor Arrington-Bey passed her last exam and became a licensed architect. At that time, she was 1 of 296 African American Female Architects in the US.

Prior to joining the IAD program at ISU, Professor Arrington-Bey was a project manager at Johnson Peterson Architects in Tallahassee, Florida. In addition to her professional career, she had an interest in academia and spent her evenings teaching as an adjunct professor for five years at Florida A&M University and Tallahassee Community College. She has extensive knowledge of codes, construction documents and expertise in CAD and Revit. She became registered interior designer after completing the NCIDQ in 2014. Her research focuses on environmental design and design pedagogy. With a focus on design theory, she encourages students to think about the poetic experiences their designs are creating.


  • Registered Architect – State of Florida No. 96577 

  • Registered Interior Designer – State of Florida No. ID 6039 

  • National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB) Certificate No. 77700 

  • National Council of Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ) Certificate No. 30463 

Master of Architecture (M.Arch), Florida A&M University, 2005

Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Florida A&M University, 2003

Presentation at the 2017 Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Midwest Regional Conference – Designing for Experience (Fall 2017) 

Presentation at the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA 47) Conference – Incorporating Experience into the Design Process (Summer 2016) 

Panelist at Facilitating Difficult Conversations in the Classroom – Faculty Senate, Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence, and Student Success (ISU) (Spring 2016) 

Co-Presenter at the 2015 Diversity Research Symposium – Empowering Men & Women of Color Within Residential Life: Mentorship & Residential Life (MMAS & MWAS Living Learning Communities) (Fall 2015) 

Keynote Speaker at Indiana State University – 2nd Annual Black Women’s Student Summit – Selfish or Selfless: What’s Your Community Maturity? (Fall 2015) 

Co-Presenter at the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA 46) Conference – Written & Visual Narrative as Design Tools (Summer 2015) 

Presentation at the Student Staff Training – Office of Residential Life (ISU) – Difficult Conversations Around Diversity (Summer 2015) 

Presentation at the African American Student Leadership Conference (AASLC) – Black Hair in the Workplace (Spring 2015) 

Arrington-Bey, A. (Fall 2014). Vol. 2 No. 2:Towards capturing the silent emotional experience within healthcare design. Journal of Engineering and Architecture (JEA)  

Keynote Speaker at Indiana State University – 1st Annual Black Women’s Student Summit – Unity: I am because we are (Fall 2014) 

Keynote Speaker at Indiana State University – ISUCCEED Pinning Ceremony (Fall 2014) 

Poster Presentation at The Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA45) Conference – Walls and words: Toward a poetry of interiority (Summer 2014) 

Presentation at the 2013 National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) Annual Conference and Expo – Capturing the African American Experience in Poetry and Architecture (Fall 2013) 

Guest Keynote Speaker at Southern Illinois University – University College Exploratory Student Advisement – Achieving Success - When the Odds are Against You (Fall 2013) 

  • Environmental Design
  • Design-Build
  • Poetic architecture
  • Designing for Experience