Hello! I am Krista Atkins Nutter, Assistant Online Program Director for the Interior Design Program at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division. I just want to take a moment to introduce myself and my work. I have an AA in Art, a BA in Interior Design and an MS in Architecture. I have been practicing commercial interior design since 1996 in the Northern KY / Cincinnati area and been a professor since 2001. I have also been a sustainable design consultant and home designer since 2006. I have been with the Art Institute of Pittsburgh’s Online Division since the Fall of 2003. My specialty is commercial design and architecture - primarily healthcare and corporate design. My interests include interior design, architecture, and industrial design, but my primary area of research is sustainability and green design. My husband and I have built an award-winning passive solar, sustainable home which has also been featured nationally in Environmental Design and Construction Magazine and the ASID NewsFlash newsletter, and locally in Cincinnati Magazine, Cincinnati/NKY Home Improvement Magazine, and the Green Energy Ohio newsletter. The home has a solar hot water heater, and a rainwater catchment system. It also produces its own electricity with a roof-mounted solar PV system. My hobbies include reading, writing, travel, supporting my children in their 3-sport-each insanity, and camping/RV-ing.

Work Samples

  • Nutter Green Home - exterior

  • Nutter Green Home - interior

  • Solar Residence

Work & Education History

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2007 CIncinnati Sustainability Award from AIA COTE; 2008 Excellence in Design Awards from Environmental Design+Construction Magazine - Finalist