B.A., Marymount Manhattan College; M.A., Savannah College of Art and Design;
M.F.A., Georgia State University
Cotter is an NCIDQ certified and LEED Accredited interior designer with experience in residential, corporate, healthcare, and science and technology building types. He is passionate about design education and finding opportunities for artistic and interdisciplinary collaboration for his students and professionally.
He is currently teaching full time in the interior design department at SCAD Hong Kong, after having taught as an adjunct faculty for 5 years at SCAD’s Atlanta campus. Prior to joining SCAD, he had worked at Perkins + Will, Atlanta, Georgia; Yale School of Drama and Yale Reparatory Theatre, New Haven, Connecticut; and Big Art Group, New York, New York.
He published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Oct. 11, 2007, for renovation work on historic bungalow in Atlanta’s Candler Park neighborhood; appeared as a designer on the nationally syndicated show “Divine Restoration” for renovation design of a Savannah, Georgia, church; awarded Best Set Design for “Snap, Happy!” in the 2002 New York International Fringe Festival. His current research looks at the impact of social media on sense of place in interior environments and was recently presented at the International Designing Experience Conference at Hong Kong Baptist University.