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Marie Mastrobattista
M. Marie Mastrobattista
Assistant Teaching Professor, Interior Design



M. Marie Mastrobattista is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Interior Design at Drexel University. Marie holds two M.S. degrees from Drexel University in Interior Architecture & Design and Design Research and a B.A. in Art History from Rutgers University with a minor in Entrepreneurship. She is a certified LEED Green Associate and prioritizes environmentally and socially sustainable design, place-based design, and interdisciplinary collaboration in both her teaching and design practice.

Marie’s professional scope of work includes senior living, multifamily affordable and market-rate housing, single-family residential, educational, and commercial design. She practices as an Interior Designer with Kramer+Marks Architects and maintains private consulting projects where her work has been featured in Philadelphia Magazine.

Previously serving as an adjunct with Drexel’s program, Marie has taught studio, technology, and design history courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and has served as a juror for many design reviews, including graduate thesis. She has also taught interior design and has been invited as a guest lecturer on design for primary, middle, and high school students. Prior to her career as an interior designer, Marie worked in museums, art galleries, and auction houses. As a historian with a specialization in design history and material culture, she brings her encyclopedic knowledge to the program’s design history sequence.

Marie is an active member of the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC), the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), and is pursuing her NCIDQ license. She also serves on the board of the local non-profit, Youth Design Philly. With the philosophy that everyone deserves access to good design, the organization prioritizes expanding access to design education for local Philadelphia students and provides pro bono design services to low-income families in the city.