Mr. Richard S. Prisco




  • MFA Furnuiture Design and Woodworking, Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Craft, Rochester, NY
  • BS Industrial Design, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT

Teaching Specialties

  • Product Design
  • Drawing
  • Furniture Design and Fabrication
  • Model Making
  • Industry Relations and Sponsored Studios

Professional Affiliations or Organizations

  • The Furniture Society, Board of Trustees, Executive Committee
  • American Craft Council
  • IDSA Industrial Designer Society of America  (past member)

Research Interests

  • Structural solutions to furniture design and production that support the aesthetic impact of the design



  • 2102 Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone North Carolina, "Father Son Exhibition, Padre eFiglio"
  • 2012 Johnson Center for the Arts, Troy Alabama, "Souls Journey: Inside the Creative Process" 
  • 2010 Okeefe Museum of Fine Art, Biloxi Mississippi, "Tradition/Inovation: American Masterpieces of Southern Craft and Traditional Art"
  • 2010 Louisiana Art and Science Museum, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Tradition/Inovation: American Masterpieces of Southern Craft and Traditional Art"
  • 2010 Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn, Alabama, "Tradition/Inovation: American Masterpieces of Southern Craft and Traditional Art"
  • 2009  Red Gallery, Savannah Georgia, " Design Thinking"
  • 2009 Sumter County Gallery of Art, Sumter South Carolina, "Tradition/Inovation: American Masterpieces of Southern Craft and Traditional Art"
  • 2009 Art Museum of Myrtle Beach, Myrtle bearch South Carolina, Souls Journey: Inside the Creative Process"

Courses Taught

  •  IND 4701 Product Design Studio III
  • IND 4811 Professional Practice in Industrial Design
  • IND 4711Product Design Studio IV
  • IND 3711 Product design Studio II
  • IND 4110 Furniture design Studio II
  • IND 2201 Design Drawing
  • IND 2421 Preliminary Design Studio
  • TEC 4900 Internship
Title: Professor of Industrial Design
Department: Department of Applied Design

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2464

Office address
Kerr Scott Hall 204