Ms. Chelsea Helms


  • Master of Science in Technology with a concentration in Building Science, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
  • Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

Teaching and Research Interest(s)

  • Chelsea’s diverse industry experience in design and construction management has driven her teaching and research interest in co-teaching a nontraditional curricular program, the IDEXlab (Integrative Design Experience Laboratory), a multidisciplinary office/studio which designs, builds and commissions real projects for real clients in the community. The pedagogy and practice implemented into the program provides continued research and investigation into cross-disciplinary project-based learning in higher education.

Professional Affiliation(s)

  • International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Member 
  • Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC), Professional Member
  • NCIDQ Certificate No. 34322
  • LEED Green Associate

Publication(s) and/or Exhibition(s)

Something Fun

  • When not found in the studio or shop, Chelsea will likely be wandering mountain trails and then water coloring to record the views captured along the way.


Photos (left to right): IDEXlab's MOBILab, IDEXlab's mobiLANDING, IDEXlab's HOW space.

Title: Assistant Professor of Interior Design
Department: Department of Applied Design

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-8337

Office address
Kerr Scott Hall 183