Ellen B. Goode ’72, Ed.D., ASID, IIDA, IDEC

“Conversion of a 16th Century Palazzo to a 21st Century Living/Learning Center: An Adventure in Global Design” 

This presentation will showcase the planning and design for conversion of a 16th palazzo from a series of small apartments to a living/learning space for American college students. From this presentation, attendees will gain knowledge of the process for completing the design for the reuse and fit up of the Palazzo Alberti, located in Sansepolcro, Italy, a small walled town in eastern Tuscany.


For over thirty years Ellen Bonham Goode has been a Professor of Interior Design at Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C. Dr. Goode is a 1972 graduate of Va. Tech (CTRA major – Interior Design concentration) and received her Master of Science degree in Interior Design from University of North Carolina-Greensboro and her doctorate of education from North Carolina State University. She has led her program to 4 successful CIDA accreditations. Currently at Meredith College, she teaches History of Architecture and Design, Lighting Design and upper level design studios. In addition, Dr. Goode has been involved in Interior Design study abroad programs in Italy and London. Other work experiences include Interior Designer for a Steelcase dealership and design consultant in her firm, Ellen Goode Interiors. Significant projects have included healthcare design work, campus facilities in both N.C. and Italy, and church interiors. Among her honors have been twice the recipient of the Presidential Award for Service to the College for work on campus projects and was named Faculty Distinguished Lecturer. Twice she has received the Carolinas Chapter ASID Education Award. Since 2000 she has served as a site visitor for the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. She has been active professionally in ASID, IIDA and IDEC. Dr. Goode lives in Raleigh, N.C. in a home she and her husband, Larry, also a Va. Tech graduate, designed.