Berkeley College Chair, Interior Design Alfonso Torino

Alfonso Torino

Chair, Interior Design

School of Professional Studies


Diploma of Design and Roman Topography, Michelangelo Buonarroti Institute, Frascati, Italy
B.Arch., New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
Ph.D., University of Rome, Italy

Professional and Teaching Experience

  • Chair, Interior Design, School of Professional Studies, Berkeley College, 2014 – present
  • Faculty, Interior Design, School of Professional Studies, Berkeley College, 2005 – present
  • Architect and Chief Designer, Forum Architectural Group, Rutherford, NJ, 2005 – present
  • Consultant Designer, GI Design Studio, Woodland Park, NJ, 2005 – present
  • Faculty, Spanish/Italian, Union Catholic High School, Scotch Plains, NJ, March 2005 – June 2005
  • Faculty, Rome International School Association, Rome, Italy, 1994 – 2004
  • Architect and Interior Designer, Villa Tuscolana Hotel, Frascati, Italy, 1994 – 2004
  • Teaching Assistant, Italian Department, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, 1990 – 1992

Presentations, Publications, and Research

  • Dr. Torino completed a unique Research Thesis for the University of Rome on the Archeological and Architectural analysis of the Medieval Abbey of Santa Maria di Grottaferrata in Rome. His research is stored in the Historical Library of the Abbey.
  • Dr. Torino worked actively in the creation of the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree launched in the Fall of 2012 at Berkeley College. He was especially involved in the design and formation of courses such as “History of Architecture and Interiors I and II”; “Conceptual Design”; “Furniture Design”; “Architectural Construction and Methods I and II”; and “Lighting Design I and II.”

Awards and Recognitions

  • Faculty of the Year Award, School of Professional Studies, Berkeley College, 2010

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Interior Design Educators Council
  • Associate Member, American Institute of Architects
  • Member, Historic Preservation Commission, Rutherford, NJ

Interview Topics

Commercial and Residential Design, European Design, Historic Preservation

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