Associate Professor
M.Arch, MFA, PhD


Adam Kolodziej has received his Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland. He also holds Master of Architecture and Master of Fine Arts in Scenography (Theatre, Film and Television Design) degrees. He is an elected member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and the Association of Polish Artists and Designers. Also, he is a member of the Directors Guild of Canada and ARIDO (Educator). Before joining the School of Interior Design at Ryerson in 2004, he has been engaged, for almost 20 years, as Art Director and Production Designer, in numerous feature films and TV series such as Gene Rodden- berry’s ‘Earth Final Conflict’, ‘F/X’ and ‘Tekwar’. As a theatre set designer he has worked on productions for the Opera Lyra at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Theatre Calgary, the Vancouver Playhouse, Theatre Aquarius in Hamilton, as well as the Canadian Stage Company, Young People’s Theatre and Tarragon Theatre in Toronto. In 1987 he won the Pauline McGibbon Award for outstanding theatre design. Nominated in 1986 and 1987 for the Dora Award for the best theatre design and in 1995 and 1996 for the Gemini Award in film and television art direction. His drawings were exhibited in several art venues in Canada and Poland. Adam views the task of an interior designer, architect or scenographer to be that of an artist in emotive space formation. Here, both the proficiency in reading the complex script of human life and the ability to create a new scenario are paramount.