Welcome to Fall 2019!

Student Spotlight

I hope everyone has had a wonderful summer!  

As much as we may wish summer would last forever, I’m always excited to dive into a new school year — and welcome a new batch of Sustainable Design students!

This fall we’re excited to welcome 5 new full time students to MCAD’s Master of Arts in Sustainable Design program: Noura Antabli, Taylor Hinchliffe, Angelina Malizia, Ethan Mitchell, and Kimberly Niosi. Individually and together they bring a rich diversity of backgrounds, interests, and experience to the program.

Diving into a Masters degree, especially while working, is a big commitment. We’re so proud of all of our students who have not only committed to pursuing graduate school, but also to changing their perspectives, changing their designs, and changing our world. We are all very lucky to have them in the program.

You can learn about all of the students in our program by exploring the STUDENTS page of the MASD blog site.  While you’re there, you might also explore the growing list of Thesis Project Presentations and papers on the PROJECTS page completed by our now-ALUMNI.

If you’re interested in joining these (future) leaders in Sustainable Design, please explore our program and join our next informational webinar.

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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