Raymond Dunning brings to Sheridan College many years of practical work experience in the interior design community. Much of his experience was in the corporate sector, with clients such as Aetna Life Insurance, Bank of Montreal, BMG, CTV, Gowlings LLP, Mackenzie Financial, Manulife, Ogilvy Mather, and Sun Life Insurance to name just a few. Raymond also worked for the Ministry of Attorney General, the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Health. Raymond has worked in the following areas of interior design: exhibit, heath care, hospitality, retail, and residential including condominiums, lofts, model suites, sales centres and private residences. Raymond had a private practice since 1996 before joining Sheridan College in 2004.
Raymond has developed and taught primarily second-and third-year interior design studio courses that introduce students to corporate, hospitality and retail interior design. Raymond assumed the role of Program Co-ordinator from 2012 – 2017 and he enjoyed his role in shaping Sheridan’s Bachelor of Interior Design Program.
Raymond began his teaching career at Georgian College where he taught in their Advanced Interior Design Diploma program for two years on a part-time basis. It was there that Raymond realized his passion for teaching and began to ponder the idea of pursuing a Master of Interior Design.
During his studies at the University of Manitoba, Raymond taught in the Environmental Design Program on a part-time basis. His thesis explores issues of diversity within the built environment. Canada is a multi-cultural society and interiors should be designed in a manner that is welcoming to all members of the social fabric. Raymond’s research explores building retirement communities that are geared to specific gender and cultural groups. Prior to Sheridan, Raymond taught in the Advanced Interior Design Diploma program at Humber College. He was also involved with the development of curriculum for their proposed Bachelor of Interior Design program.
- M.I.D., Interior Design, University of Manitoba
- B.I.D., Interior Design, Ryerson University
- Dip. Int. Des., Interior Design, Mount Royal University