Meirav Goldhour is an Assistant Professor of Interior Design at Converse University, in the school of Art and Design, Department of Interior design. She is a University of Georgia alumnus, has graduated with an MFA from the Department of Interior Design, Lamar Dodd School of Art, and has completed a professional certificate in Historic Preservation through the College of Environment and Design UGA.
Goldhour served for two years in the IDF (Israel Defense Force) as a Physical Trainer-Combat Support in an elite paratroopers’ unit, where she met her husband Dotan, a fellow soldier. Following her military service, Meirav pursued her undergraduate degree in Interior Architecture in Israel.
In addition, Goldhour’s teaching style also integrates sophisticated design software, which is well incorporated in the architecture and design industry. Goldhour continues to explore the integration of Visual Reality technology as a tool for students to explore their projects and present them professionally.
While Goldhour is passionate about mentoring students, collaborating with other professionals, and being a designer, she enjoys watercolor painting and being a mom to two kids.
Scholarly & Research Activity
Her research focuses on design for mental health, emphasizing elements within the designed environment that can promote or inhibit psychological and physical well-being.
Goldhour has gained experience in community outreach while working for Archway Partnership, redesigning Adaptive reuse buildings in various communities in the state of Georgia. She has adopted this approach in her classroom, where students receive the opportunity to design projects for “real” clients in the local and non-local communities. These past projects included collaboration with the Spartanburg Area of Mental Health, the Greenville Chabad Jewish Center, and a Brewery design in Las Vegas, Nevada.