"Sustainability in the 21st Century" Lecture

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Sustainability in the 21st Century: Advances in Academia & Practice
Friday, September 22nd, 2017
The Universities Center Dallas
Dallas, TX

In the years since the publication of Rachel Carson's 'Silent Spring', we have seen and experienced multiple efforts to bring this important catalyst to our programs, students, and communities. There have been bumps along this path, but time and persistence have brought us to this moment where it is critical that we not only educate our students, but work to apply the specifics of sustainable design to our clients and those whose work can support and create healthy and sustainable environments for all.

Sustainability in the 21st Century cardIn fall of 2017 the University of North Texas Interior Design program is sponsoring a lecture for graduate students focusing on the relationship and connections between research and practice. It is hoped that we are providing a needed forum for educators and students to meet, exchange ideas, and discuss the connections and missed opportunities between our research and the application of our results in the profession.

We hope that you can attend with your students. At this critical time in our country it is imperative that we communicate and share.

Friday, September 22nd
Reception 5:30-6:30
Lecture 6:30-7:30

Universities Center at Dallas
1901 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75201

Keynote Speakers:

Lisa Tucker, Ph.D., Professor, Virginia Tech
Lisa Tucker is a practicing interior designer and architect with a BS in Architecture, Masters of Architectural History and a Certificate of Historic Preservation from the University of Virginia and a PhD in Architectural Studies from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her work focuses on the relationship between historic preservation and sustainability. She has received noted national awards from ASID. Her text, Sustainable Building Systems and Construction for Designers is noted for its clear descriptions and facilitates communication across disciplines on projects. Dr. Tucker was honored as the 2016 IIDA Educator of the Year as well as by Design Intelligence as one of the Most Admired Design Educators in 2010. She has won multiple teaching awards. She is an active member of both ASID and IDEC and the 2015 Recipient of the Nancy McClelland Award as well as an ASID Educator Medalist.

Anna Marshall-Baker, PhD, Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Dr. Marshall-Baker’s research focuses on the reciprocal effects of people and their environments with a particular emphasis on sustainability and healthcare. She is author of more than 100 publications and presentations disseminated to regional, national, and international audiences, including the chapters “Nature as a Model for Design” and “The Design of Neonatal Intensive Care.” She is co-author with Lisa Tucker, PhD, of “Designing for Cradle to Cradle Home: Process and Experience” published in 2012. As President of IDEC in 2004, she worked with others to incorporate sustainability as fundamental in all interior design education. She is a Fellow in IDEC, recipient of the Founder’s Award from the Committee on Sustainability at UNCG, and has been recognized by DesignIntelligence as a Top 25 Design Educator in the US.

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