Lori Rubeling M.A.L.A.

Art & Visual Communication Design | School of Design


  • M.A.L.A., St. John’s College, Annapolis
  • Studies in Architectural Theory, Cranbrook Academy of Art
  • B.F.A., Corcoran School of Art + Design

Professional Experience

  • Stevenson University
  • St. Mary’s College of Maryland
  • School of Architecture, Morgan State University
  • Maryland Institute, College of Art
  • CCS: Center for Creative Studies
  • Mount Saint Mary’s University


  • Aesthetic Philosophy
  • Creative Research methodologies
  • Curatorial Practice
  • Design Histories


  • Alesina, Inna and Lori Rubeling. “The Medium is the Message: Reinvesting in Environments and Communities Changes Habits–Station North Arts and Entertainment  District Case Study.” Unmaking Waste 2015 Proceedings. May 31, 2015. Web. June 15, 2015. http://alesinadesign.com/wp-content/uploads/UMW2015-Conference-Proceedings_rubeling_alesina.pdf
  • Gardner, S,  Rubeling, L, et. al (2022). Sewing Circles, Annet Couwenberg Curator essay. University of Maryland Baltimore County. Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture.
  • Rubeling, Lori. Introduction essay. From Jeremy Kargon’s Quotidian Hypertopos: Skylines, Streetscapes, & Gardens in Contemporary China. Baltimore: Design Research Bureau, 2012.


Professor Rubeling is the Foundations course coordinator for the Art and Graphic Design Department. She has developed the curriculum for Fundamentals of Design I and II. These courses are taken by Fashion Design, Graphic Design, and Marketing majors. She also teaches the Graphic Design Capstone Research and Capstone courses.

Professor Rubeling also contributes to the Fashion Design Concept Development class and The School of Design Mill Agency.


Professor Rubeling curates, exhibits, leads workshops, and presents papers on art and design topics nationally and internationally. Baltimore collaborations include , AIGA Baltimore, D Center Baltimore, and SoDA: Society of Design Arts Baltimore


  • 2021 Dr. Rose Dawson Teacher of the Year awardee
  • 2016 Stevenson University School of Design warded Best In Concept and Best In Design Communication or the “2016 Made In America” design exhibition at the Carroll Mansion, Baltimore, MD.
  • 2006 April 19th Declaration of Appreciation. Station North Arts & Entertainment District Progression[s] Exhibition President’s Award. Stevenson University.
  • 1999 Untitled (compass) 100-Square Foot House Commission. Curator: Gary Kachadourian. Artscape. Baltimore, MD.
  • 1985 Three Machines–Palmanova Project. Curator: Aldo Rossi. Terza Mostra Internazionale Di Architettura. Venice, Italy. Cranbrook Architecture Studio submission, Daniel Libeskind Architect-In-Residence. (Project awarded Stone Lion Prize.)

Learn More

Link to Annet Couwenberg: Sewing Circles exhibition archive, https://cadvc.umbc.edu/annet-couwenberg-sewing-circles-2/

Link to Rubeling’s SoDA Baltimore presentations, https://www.sodabaltimore.com/past-programs


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