Sherril Halbe

phone: (707) 968-9347, January to June
phone: (406) 586-3001, June to January 

Sherrill was raised in Great Falls, Montana and graduated with a BS from Montana State University. She graduated with an MA in interior design from San Francisco State University in 1987 and earned a Doctors of Philosophy in Higher Education at Northern California Graduate University in 2005. Her dissertation concentrated on environmental design and well-being. Sherrill has practiced interior design for 32 years.

Sherrill joined the faculty at the School of Architecture as an Assistant Adjunct Professor in 2003. She teaches Advanced Interior Design classes at SOA and Residential Design at Gallatin College, MSU during fall semesters and interior design at San Francisco State University during spring semesters. Sherrill has taught various classes at SFSU for 19 years and at UC Berkeley Extension.

Sherrill is a profession, retired member and past Director at Large of the American Society of Interior Designers, California North Chapter and is a Certified Interior Designer in the state of California. She earned the Chapter Presidential Citation for Distinguished Service to the Society and Profession in 2000. She is a past member of Phi Delta Kappa and a retired member of Interior Design Educators Council. She has served on various IDEC and ASID committees and chaired the Pacific West Regional IDEC conference in Bozeman in 2008. She has served as faculty for international student design competitions at the School of Architecture, MSU and her students have earned an IDEC Honorable Mention Award in 2006 and an IDEC Pacific West Region Award in 2007.

Sherrill has presented papers in Honolulu and San Diego, including Natural Aesthetic Interior Preferences and Well-Being and Preference and Meaning of Natural Interior Attributes. She has published several articles on interior design in various periodicals and is co-writing, Interior Design for Small Dwellings, for Routledge, Taylor and Francis. She has been a guest lecturer and reviewer for the School of Architecture, MSU since 2003.

Her 32 years of interior design experience with Sherrill Baldwin Halbe Interior Design includes projects in the Napa Valley, San Francisco, Marin County, and Irish Beach, California and in Montana. As an oil painter, Sherrill has had painting exhibits in California and Montana, earning Best of Show Awards in San Rafael. She has also been featured in several publications and cookbooks in the 1990s as a restaurateur with Girdle Mountain Summer House in Belt, Montana.