Risë Pace Talbot, ASID, RID, NCIDQ

Program Coordinator and Faculty, Interior Design, El Centro


History With DCCCD

  • 2005 - Adjunct faculty
  • Since 2007 - Full-time faculty
  • Since 2011 - Program coordinator

Educational Background

  • Bachelor’s degree in interior design with a minor in art, Texas State University

Related Professional Experience

  • Began her career in interior design in 1977 working in a furniture store where she met her husband and joined him in his cabinet business
  • Moved to Dallas in 1980, worked under well-known designers Gay Freeman; Lucile Payne, ASID; Judy Winger, ASID; Margaret Chambers, ASID; Jeanine Bazer-Schwartz, FASID; Irv Schwartz, FAIA; and Carol Hermanovski
  • Has owned Pace Design Group since 1987, focusing on residential and small commercial design projects

Professional Memberships and Associations

  • Member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
  • Passed the National Council for Interior Design Qualifying Exam (NCIDQ) exam in 1980
  • Has served in various leadership positions of the Dallas Design Community and in the Texas chapter as treasurer, vice president and newsletter editor
  • Registered interior designer (RID)
  • Member of the Texas Association for Interior Design (TAID)
  • Member of the Illuminating Engineering Society