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Search Interior Design

Name Expertise/Interests Department
Assistant Professor

Interior Design

Helene Lindquist

Interior Design

Area of Expertise

Interior Design with a specialty in Kitchen and Bath and Home Office design

Helene Lindquist has many years of experience in Interior Design. She has attained the top certifications available from the National Kitchen and Bath Association in Kitchen and Bathroom design, and is also a Certified Interior Decorator.

Lindquist teaches classes on Interior Design, Kitchen and Bath Design, and Sustainability in the Built Environment in the Architecture department at San Diego Mesa College. Her Kitchen and Bath Design class is rated in the top 10% of classes in the United States and Canada based on student work samples. Three of her students have gone on to win national scholarships based on classwork.

Role at Mesa

Adjunct Instructor of Interior Design


  • Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) and Certified Bathroom Designer (CBD), National Kitchen and Bath Association
  • Certified Interior Decorator (CID), CLCID
  • Bachelor of Arts in Applied Art, San Diego State University
  • Certificate of Completion in Interior Design, San Diego Mesa College

Architecture/Environmental Design