Migette Kaup

Migette Kaup

Interior Design Program Director

Contact Information

323 Justin Hall



  • Ph.D. in Architecture, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2012)
  • Master of Architecture in Environment & Behavior and Place Studies, Kansas State University (1994)
  • B.S. in Interior Design (cum laude), Kansas State University (1990)

Area(s) of Specialization

  • Major Area of Study: Environment-Aging Relationships
  • Minor Area of Study: Policy Structures in Long-term Care
  • Environmental Gerontology

Courses Taught

  • ID 210 Behavior and the Designed Environment
  • ID 530 Professional Practice for Interior Design
  • ID 645 Senior ID Studio II
  • ID 651 Design for Supportive Needs

Professional Biography

Migette Kaup is a professor and the ID program coordinator at Kansas State University. She earned her doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning. Her educational background also includes a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, and a Master's of Architecture in Environment and Behavior and Place Studies with an emphasis in gerontology from Kansas State University. She is NCIDQ and EDAC certified and her professional design practice includes more than nine years in architectural firms as well as seven years in private consulting to long-term care providers and design professionals. In addition to teaching in the interior design program, Dr. Kaup is a member of the gerontology faculty through the K-State Center on Aging. Her current work at Kansas State University involves research in the areas of environments and aging, specifically skilled care settings. Her scholarship on the role and impact of design in long-term care settings has been published in both books and journals.

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