Rebecca Midden - Columbia College Chicago

Rebecca Midden

Assistant Professor


Rebecca Midden is a Chicago based designer and serves as an Assistant Professor of Art | Design, teaching in the discipline of Interior Architecture at Columbia College Chicago. Throughout her career, Rebecca has successfully completed a diverse array of architectural and design projects. Her portfolio includes the design and planning of corporate headquarters, mixed-use residential towers private residences, and luxury hotels, all with a passion for translating emotion into a spatial experience. In addition, her practice includes interdisciplinary explorations, with a specific interest in human interactions and spatial relationships as experienced through art installations, object design, and landscape projects. Rebecca is the founder of Dutch Miller Design, a multidisciplinary practice based in Chicago with projects nationwide. Rebecca received a MArch from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010 and she received a BA from Bowling Green State University in Art History in 2003. 

Instructional Areas

Interior Architecture and Design Studios: focusing on hands-on experience in designing and planning interior spaces for various purposes such as workplace environments and adaptive reuse projects. Emotive Design: delving into the psychology of design and creating spaces that evoke emotions and connect with occupants in a rich and meaningful way.

Creative Practice and Research Interests

Emotive Spaces and Environmental Psychology; Expressions of Interiority in the Landscape; Adaptive Reuse: Historic Preservation, Sustainability, Cultural and Social Implications


M.Arch, Interior Architecture School of the Art Institute of Chicago 2010