Happy Holidays!

About the MA Program

Hi everyone!

Many of you are really looking forward to the end of 2020; however, I hope you’re also looking forward to the bright new beginnings that 2021 will bring. I’m happy to know that the students, faculty, and alumni of our MA in Sustainable Design program will be among those designing those bright new beginnings!

As you take time over the holidays to rest, relax, and recreate, I hope you’ll also take some time to reflect on the positive changes you have made in our world.

Big hugs from me and the MASD program!


Denise DeLuca / Former Director

Denise DeLuca is the Director of MCAD’s Sustainable Design program. She was co-founder of BCI: Biomimicry Creative for Innovation, a network of creative professional change agents driving ecological thinking for radical transformation. Denise is author of the book Re-Aligning with Nature: Ecological Thinking for Radical Transformation, which was illustrated by MASD alum Stephanie Koehler. She also teaches with the Amani Institute.

Denise’s previous roles include Education Director for the International Living Future Institute, Project Manager for Swedish Biomimetics 3000, and Outreach Director for The Biomimicry Institute. Denise is a licensed civil engineer (PE) and holds a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering with a focus on modeling landscape-scale surface and groundwater interactions.  In addition, Denise is a Biomimicry Fellow and a member of the Advisory Council of The Biomimicry InstituteBoard Member of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), on the editorial board of the Journal of Bionic Engineering, and an Expert with Katerva. Denise is based in Oregon.

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