Fiza Shaikh

Interior Design
Office: GHKH A206



INTD*4111, INTD Studio III

INTD*4132, Design + Built Environment

INTD*4140, Business Practices


Education Background

Certificate Level IV, Teaching and Assessment [Current]

South Metropolitan TAFE | Perth, Australia

Master, Interior Design [2007]

Istituto Europeo di Design | Milan, Italy

Diploma, Interior Design [2004]

Rachana Sansad School of Interior Design | Mumbai, India



An interior designer by qualification and a design enthusiast by choice, Fiza is a postgraduate from the prestigious Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Italy. She started her career as an interior designer in Mumbai, India after which she practiced from the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. Having worked on a range of project typologies including medical, hospitality and corporate design, Fiza’s expertise lies in retail design, with a host of successfully completed projects in the African regions of Mauritius, Kenya, Madagascar and Seychelles to her name.

Since becoming a design educator, Fiza has developed a keen interest in design pedagogy, and projects that create a dialogue between art, architecture & design. Her daily conversations with learners and fellow educators instigated in her a passion to create safer spaces and healthier communities that promote human health and wellbeing through culture and integration of art. She is currently working towards the WELL Accredited Professional credential as her commitment to advancing human health in buildings and communities.

Fiza’s current teaching interests include design theory, evidence-based design, design for learning facilities and degenerative disorder facilities.


Research Fields

Design pedagogy, safer spaces and healthier communities, human health and wellbeing through culture and integration of art, the relationship of human interaction and urban voids


Academic Experience

Fiza has been a design educator for the last five years, teaching a range of design courses at Curtin University’s Mauritius campus in the Interior Design program delivered by North Metropolitan TAFE, Government of Western Australia and Pearl Academy’s Mumbai Campus. Fiza has also been the Course Leader at Pearl Academy’s Mumbai Campus where she directed academic management for the postgraduate program in Interior Design and Styling, validated by Domus Academy, Milan.