Welcome to Spring 2020!

Student Spotlight

I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday break!  

It can be hard to start anew in the middle of the winter but I think we all love the feeling of hope that the new year brings— and the opportunity to welcome a new batch of Sustainable Design students!

This spring we’re excited to welcome 6 new full time students to MCAD’s Master of Arts in Sustainable Design program:  Claudia Davelman, Nathaniel (Than) Edmunds, Sarah Hummel, Kate Jo, Petrica (Tica) Lubin, and Michele Moore.

Individually and collectively they bring a rich diversity of backgrounds, interests, and experience to the program. We’re excited to see what emerges for them over the next few semesters!

Diving into a Masters degree, especially while working, is a big commitment. We’re so proud of all of our students — an alumni — 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 look out for our next informational webinar.

Denise DeLuca / Director

Denise DeLuca is director of MCAD’s Sustainable Design program and 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, a consultant 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 ground water interactions. Denise is based in Montana.

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