Ann Ballard Bryan, P.D., MS, AIC, NCIDQ
Interior Design Instructor
A member of the UCA Interior Design Program Department since 2003, Ann has served as the Study Abroad Coordinator and the National Council for Preservation Education Coordinator. As the Study Abroad Coordinator, she developed the curriculum and has lead 8 interdisciplinary study trips to Italy. Her expertise being in Historic Preservation, Ann has developed a curriculum which highlights the benefits of Historic Preservation to the community at large. This was instrumental in the program being the only standalone Interior Design Program admitted as a member into the prestigious National Council for Preservation Education. The UCA Interior Design Program is also the only program in the state that has applied for and received membership. Prior to working in higher education, Ann was the Designer Engineer of Hawker Aircraft at the Hawker facility in Little Rock, Arkansas where she worked on the designs of mid-sized business jets.
Having a diverse academic background, Ann has a degree in Pharmacy from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences where she earned her PD and retains her license to practice pharmacy, a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and a Master of Science from the University of Central Arkansas.
Ann is an active member in the Arkansas Museum Association, The National Trust for Historic Preservation, The Quapaw Quarter Association, American Institute of the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works where she is a specialist of works on paper, and is a board member of the National Museum of Women in the Arts Arkansas Chapter. She has also been in the National Council of Interior Design Qualification since 2001. She has served on numerous committees on and off campus which include; The UCA Historic District Committee, The Historic President’s Residence Committee, The UCA Study Abroad Committee, Design Review Committee, Scholarship Committee and the Arkansas Preservation Awards Recipient Committee.
Ann has been the recipient of several design and historic preservation awards which include; Outstanding Service in Preservation Education from the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas, five American Society of Interior Design awards from the South Central District for her aircraft designs, The Peg Smith Historic Preservation Volunteer Service Award from the Quapaw Quarter Association, and the Young Achiever Award from the Family and Consumer Sciences Department of the University of Central Arkansas.
Ann’s hobbies outside of work include darkroom photography, digital photography and pastel painting which she has exhibited at Gallery 26, The Arkansas Repertory Theater, Historic Arkansas Museum, Central Arkansas Library Systems and the Pine Bluff Pines Hotel Historic Retrospective. She is also a silver level ballroom dancer, is active in animal rescue where she fosters rescue dogs until a suitable home can be found, and is a student studying Italian language.
Following her passion for historic preservation, Ann has completely restored two historic homes; Marshal House in Little Rock and Davidson House in Clark County, Arkansas. She has also co-written several successful nominations for the National Register of Historic Places.
Courses taught by Ann include; Introduction to Historic Preservation, Drawing & Rendering, Introduction to Interior Design, Advanced Design Studio, and History of Architecture, Interiors and Furnishings I and II for the bachelor degree along with Inclusive Housing in Historic Urban Environments for the Master of Science degree.