Ir. Gieles, S.H.

Stephanie Gieles is lecturer at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering.

Academic Background

Stephanie is a “teacher of practice” at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, and founder of design studio "Stephanie Gieles Interieurontwerp”.

She graduated the IO-master in Aesthetics with Jim Hennessy, redesigning a paper-restauration-lab for the Rijksarchief Limburg.

She discovered that she could add great value to the work of architects, as an expert in the human experience and interaction with space.

In 1995 she founded design studio "Stephanie Gieles Interieurontwerp” and worked with many well known architects. She became an expert in re-vitalisation of monumental buildings, balancing between modern human spatial comfort and respect for the historical context. 

In 2005 she started coaching design students at the TU Delft, and in 2016 she joined the department ID-Design Aesthetics as a “teacher of practice”  to continue to inspire and getting inspired by students.

To find out more about her expertise visit her website


  • 1985 – 1992
    Msc, Delft University of Technology, faculty of Industrial Design Engineering


  • 2005 â€“ present
    Teacher of practice, Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering
  • 1995 â€“ present
    Owner/designer at Stephanie Gieles Interieurontwerp
  • 1992 â€“ 1995
    Interior designer, Ministry of Housing and Construction, The Hague, department Design & Technology, Architecture and Restauration

Specialisation / field of research

  • Design
  • Conceptualisation
  • Applied aesthetics 
  • Interior/ spatial design

Lectures and/or coaches students on:


  • PO1
  • PO2
  • PO3
  • Design & Experience
  • Bachelor Final Project


  • Manage Your Master
  • Joint Master Project
  • Mentor graduation projects

Secondary employment

  • Owner/designer at Stephanie Gieles Interieurontwerp