Timothy Cozzens - Columbia College Chicago

Timothy Cozzens

Associate Professor



Tim Cozzens is an Associate Professor in the BFA Interior Architecture Program, teaching design studios, foundations coursework, construction-related courses, and furniture design and fabrication. He is President of workshop/Cozzens, a design-build studio specializing in custom retail environments, showrooms, cabinetry, furniture and lighting. He has over 35 years of professional experience at private firms such ISD Incorporated, Swanke Hayden Connell (NY/CHI), DesignBridge, The Environments Group, and Perkins and Will. Tim has held teaching positions at institutions including the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; University of Notre Dame; Penland School of Crafts; and Northern Illinois University.

Instructional Areas

Interior Architecture, Interior Design, Furniture and Interiors History, Interior Detailing, Furniture Design + Fabrication, Foundations

Creative Practice and Research Interests

Furniture design + making, materials, interior detailing, interior construction, community engagement, digital/analog dialog, historic restoration


B.F.A., Interior Design Northern Illinois University 1982
M.F.A., Woodworking and Furniture Design Rochester Institute of Technology 1997