People

Felicia Womack

Budget Director

Deborah Littlejohn

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

Education

Ph.D. in Design, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
MFA in Graphic Design, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
BFA in Graphic Design, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC

Biography

Deborah Littlejohn is a researcher in design education, teaching and developing courses in design history, human-centered research methods, typography and graduate seminar. Her research is guided by questions that address the relations among design, new information environments and the ability of people to learn, adapt and change. By examining the emerging tools, technologies and the methods and contexts through which design is experienced, Dr. Littlejohn’s work focuses on how people interact with each other and the world through the mediating influences of designed artifacts, services and environments, and how design is situated in culture and society. Her research has been funded by the American Institute of Graphic Arts and NCSU Distance Education & Learning Technology Applications (DELTA).

Prior to joining the faculty in the College of Design, Deborah was a Fellow at the University of Minnesota Design Institute where she led an investigation of leading international type design practice that resulted in the publication Metro Letters: A Typeface for the Twin Cities. Dr. Littlejohn has been a frequent contributor to journals on design and design education, including Design Issues, Design and Culture, Eye magazine, AIGA.org and Communication Arts, and her work has received numerous national design awards, appearing in publications such as ID Magazine, Print, Graphis, ACD 100 and the Annual AIGA Design Awards, among others.

Deborah taught design at several programs in the U.S. in fields including interaction design, human-computer interface design, motion graphics, publication design and typography at undergraduate and graduate levels. A native of Raleigh, she has been a practicing professional since 1994.

Focus Areas

Design Education, Design Culture, Research Methods and Interaction Design

Department

Assistant Professor of Design Research, Department of Graphic Design & Industrial Design

Sean Addley

International Programs Coordinator

(919)-515-8310

Sean is responsible for coordinating the Prague Institute programs, advising students, and is the liaison between College of Design and the Study Abroad Office.  He splits his time between the Study Abroad Office and the College of Design.

Sean has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education/Geography and a Master’s degree in Student Affairs Administration, both from Michigan State University. During his undergraduate career, Sean participated in three study abroad programs, travelling to Greece, Dominican Republic, and Dubai, UAE. After completing his year of student teaching at an international school in Dubai, Sean continued to live and work in Dubai for another two years as an elementary school teacher. His experiences living and working abroad solidified his passion for and commitment to international education.

Alisha Brice

University Program Associate

919-515-8340

Education

M.A. in Arts Administration, Goucher College

B.A. in Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Biography

Alisha serves as the departmental administrator for Art+Design, Graphic Design and Industrial Design. She supports those departments by assisting with course scheduling, arranging meetings for the department heads, financial/budget administration, curricula development and process management. Alisha also serves as the departmental point of contact and works closely with students, faculty, administration, staff, and guests.

Departments

Administration, Art + Design, Design Studies, Fibers & Surface Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, New Media & Animation, Staff

H. Christian Hölljes

Professor of Innovation + Design, Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program

H. Christian Hölljes joined North Carolina State University in the 2013-14 academic year as a Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program cluster hire in Innovation + Design, and Professor in the College of Design in conjunction with the Poole College of Management.  Hölljes is an award winning designer, inventor and serial entrepreneur who has pioneered, patented and created lucrative new markets in active learning and audio steganography.  This new position focuses on developing streamlined curriculum (online and traditional) for entrepreneurial students and faculty who want to bring new ideas to market.  Subject matter on corporate entities, patents, trademarks, copyrights, business/marketing plans, and fundraising are condensed and made practical through courses, workshops, seminars and conferences.  Additionally, building on partnerships with cutting edge companies, non-profits, and individuals, Hölljes helps develop a new Incubator that provides an on-ramp for students and faculty who believe they have a marketable product, method and/or system.  This Incubator coordinates with OTT and other University initiatives for entrepreneurs to create a place where innovative practices and products developed within the College of Design and College of Management can be shaped, mentored and funded.

Prior to joining NCSU, Hölljes spent 17 years in the Bay Area inventing and harnessing groundbreaking technology products and markets.  For 7 years, as Apple’s National Media Specialist and QuickTime team member, Mr. Hölljes evangelized and provided technical sales support to Fortune 500 media companies and federal government agencies throughout the US and Canada.  With the deep knowledge he garnered regarding Apple’s unique software and hardware integration methods, Mr. Hölljes cofounded Cadmus Interactive, a pioneer at the time in the internet multimedia market space.  He was hired by Machina, Inc., a San Francisco based high-tech product development and invention company, where he and his team invented and licensed over 40 new consumer products before he left to run an R&D team for Radica Electronic Games.  In 2000 Mr. Hölljes launched his own company, Newgent, Inc., in creative partnership with Katsuya Nakagawa of SSD, Co. Limited (inventor of the first electronic gaming platforms for Nintendo-NES, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64).  Hölljes/Newgent holds patents for the concept behind the award-winning and best-selling Smart Cycle, named Educational Toy of the Year and Innovative Toy of the Year by the Toy Industry Association in 2008.  In the same year, Mattel/FP named Hölljes and his company Newgent, Inc. Inventor of the Year.  Holljes recently cofounded Wavvox Technology, which allows silent meta-data to be encoded into any audio and decoded by any smart mobile device using proprietary encoding and decoding algorithms.  This technology allows 2nd screen applications to synchronize and extract data from TV shows, radio, public address systems and other audio sources in what is estimated to be an emerging $6B market.  Hölljes hails from Baltimore, MD and attended Duke University on a wrestling scholarship.  He graduated with a degree in Zoology (biomechanics), Mechanical Engineering and Fine Arts.  During his time at Duke, Holljes studied Renaissance Architecture and Urban Design with Syracuse University in Florence, Italy and did an Independent Study at North Carolina State University's College of Design where he went on to earn a Masters’ degree in Industrial Design.  While still a student at NC State, Hölljes was commissioned by the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife to design and build the now famous Giraffe Center and Sanctuary outside Nairobi, Kenya.

Dr. Cecilia Mouat

Assistant Professor of Art+Design, Co-Director Graduate Program Art+Design

919-515-2089

Education

Ph.D. in Design, North Carolina State University. Dissertation: The discourse of the City in American and British Films in the 1930s-60s
MA Documentary Films, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Professional Degree in Architecture, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
BA in Architecture, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

Biography

Dr. Cecilia Mouat is designer, visual artist and registered architect in Chile. Her experience includes 25 years as practitioner designer, head positions in Chilean private companies; teaching of undergraduate and graduate students in design and films, realization of experimental films and documentaries, art works in photography and painting, and scholarly publications.

Before moving to the United States in 2009, Cecilia was director of a Graduate Diploma for Designers and Architects in Universidad Finis Terrae in Santiago, Chile; Professor for undergraduate students of design and architecture in private universities in Santiago, and professor for graduate students of films in Universidad de Chile.

Cecilia’s areas of expertise include Avant-garde art movements of the early twentieth century, Modern architecture, Discourses of city design from the eighteenth century to the mid-twentieth century, American and British films in the 1930s-1960s, Pedro Almodovar’s early films, and Design Education.

Research Area

Her research interests are focused on (1) the discourses of design and their construction through the relation between power and knowledge; (2) the relationship between the spatial vivid experience and its representation through films, or how the body experience is always mediated by the things we see on a screen; (3) The relationship between Discourse analysis and Genre Theory.

Dr. J. Mark Scearce

Professor

919.515.1074

Education

D.M. in Music Composition, Indiana University
M.M. in Music Composition, Indiana University
B.A. in Music Theory, Northeast Missouri State University
B.M. in Horn Performance, Northeast Missouri State University
B.A. in Philosophy and Religion, Northeast Missouri State University

Biography

J. Mark Scearce is one of North Carolina's most recognized and performed composers. Recipient of the 2010 Raleigh Medal of Arts and the 2009 International Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in Music Composition, Scearce has sixty active titles in his catalogue, including musical settings of more than two hundred texts by forty poets. Scearce’s many works for orchestra, band, chorus, opera, chamber, and ballet have been performed throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Pacific. The recipient of five advanced degrees in music, philosophy and religion, including the doctorate in composition from Indiana University, Scearce has won six international music competitions and his music is available on seven commercial recordings. Having taught on the music faculties of the Universities of Hawaii, North Texas, and Southern Maine, he was Director of the Music Department at NC State for nearly a decade before becoming a tenured full professor of Art + Design in the College of Design in July 2012.

http://www.jmarkscearce.com

Focus Area

Music Composition, Philosophy of Art, Creative Thinking

Department

Faculty, Art + Design, Ph.D. Program, Research & Extension  

Sarah Werner Konradi

Research Associate

919-515-8345

Sarah Konradi holds a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design, and a MLA from North Carolina State University. She is a Design Associate at the Natural Learning Initiative, part of a diverse team focusing at the community level to improve children’s health and development through design education and technical assistance for the implementation of naturalized outdoor learning environments. She is involved in the programming and design of a wide range of outdoor spaces, including childcare centers, schools, parks, and nonformal education sites in North Carolina and around the U.S. She is currently working as a "child care garden trainer" as a part of the Preventing Obesity by Design- Wake County (POD-Wake) project, helping to address the obesity epidemic in young children attending childcare by creating a multidisciplinary intervention to transform childcare outdoor learning environments (OLEs) into active, productive, best practice demonstration sites.

Julia Murphy

NLI Research Associate

919-515-8345

Julie Murphy is a Design Associate at the Natural Learning Initiative. She began work at the NLI as a student in 2007, and received a Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture from NC State University in May 2010, and has been pleased to be a part of the NLI team ever since. 

At the NLI, Julie has been involved in the design of over two dozen child care center outdoor learning environments through the Preventing Obesity by Design (POD II) and the Shape NC projects. She has also contributed to the designs for children's environments in other settings, including parks, gardens, greenways, and schools. In 2012, Julie worked in collaboration with NLI Director Robin Moore and colleague Sarah Konradi to develop Nature Play at Home, a free downloadable resource book from the NLI and the National Wildlife Federation to empower parents to create nature play spaces for their children at home. Throughout her time at the NLI, she has assisted and led trainings on a variety of topics relating to children and nature. Some of those topics include playwork in nature, gardening with children, the design of children’s outdoor spaces, and recently, a seminar at the 2013 NLI Design Institute about celebrating cultural heritages in children’s gardens. Currently, Julie is the project liaison for the POD3 project in the Asheville region, Charlotte/Mecklenburg region, and the Beaufort and Hyde county region, where she is assisting in the development of regional outdoor lab centers to be resources in their communities as examples of best practice outdoor learning environments. 

Some of Julie's areas of interest include community and family centered design, urban design, sustainable design and development, and urban gardening. Julie particularly enjoys the challenge of designing outdoor environments that spark curiosity and a love for nature in the children who use them. Her experience working with children in a variety of capacities, (including as a summer camp counselor), her love for experiencing the beauty of the natural world, and her passion for design all perfectly suit her for the exciting variety of projects she is a part of at the NLI. 

Elizabeth "Eli" Louise Valsing

Project Coordinator

919 515-8345

ELIZABETH VALSING is the project coordinator at Natural Learning Initiative. Ms. Valsing joined NLI after serving as business manager for Public Impact, an education policy and management-consulting firm based in Chapel Hill, NC. Prior to working for Public Impact, she served for 18 years as a professional stage manager, most recently with the Carolina Ballet in Raleigh, N.C. Her stage management credits include Broadway, off-Broadway, and domestic and international touring. Some of her credits include the Tony Award-winning production Fool Moon, the New York City Ballet, and the Trisha Brown Company. In addition, she worked for five years as personal assistant to the writer, director, and actor Bill Irwin.  Ms. Valsing holds a bachelor’s degree in theater and English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Jim Rains, FAIA

Director of the Materials Lab

919.513.1902

Susan F. Hall

Development Program Specialist

919-515-8313

Justin LeBlanc

Teaching Assistant Professor of Art + Design

919.512.7775

Demond Medlin

Graduate Student Services Coordinator

Demond Medlin is the graduate student services coordinator for the College of Design. Prior to joining the College, Demond worked in the Entomology department as the graduate services coordinator and scheduler and at Registration and Records as a student services representative at NC State University.

In his current role, Demond works closely with the assistant dean of student and academic services and the associate fean of graduate studies, managing processes and procedures for the Ph.D in Design program and five masters-level graduate programs and one undergraduate professional degree program. Demond also serves as the college liaison to the NC State University Graduate School.

Demond grew up in Apex, NC where he graduated from high school and is currently enrolled at Fayetteville Technical Community College in Fayetteville, NC where is working on getting his Funeral Services Director Diploma.

Janice Wong

Accounting Technician

919.515.8338

Amanda Williams

Director of Career and Academic Advising

919.515.8325

​Education

Ph.D. in Educational Research and Policy Analysis, Concentration in Higher Education (in progress), NC State University

M.A. in Higher Education Administration, Boston College

B.S./B.A. in Human Development and Sociology, Binghamton University, NY

Biography

Amanda provides career assistance to all students in the College of Design including resume reviews, advice on preparing for interviews and information about the job/internship search process. She also works with students and faculty on issues related to academic advising. Prior to joining the College of Design in November 2010, Amanda worked in Career Services at UNC Chapel Hill and Boston College. She has worked in a number of other student services capacities including academic advising, orientation and leadership development. Additionally, Amanda is a member of several professional associations and actively networks with student affairs professionals across the Triangle.

Departments

Admissions, Staff, Student Affairs

Tih-Yuan Wang

Technology Support Analyst

919.515.8312

​Education

Master of Art in Academic Psychology, East Carolina University
Bachelor of Art in Psychology, NC State University

Biography

Tih-Yuan Wang provides technical support for the Information Technology Lab. His duties consist of assisting with the management of the technology lab and the licensure/purchasing of software/hardware for various formats.

Departments

Information Technology, Staff

Jesse Turner

Natural Learning Initiative Research Associate

919.515.8345

Scott Townsend

Associate Professor of Graphic Design

919.515.8337

Education

Master of Fine Art in Photography, Cranbrook Academy of Art

Biography

Scott Townsend is an Associate Professor in the Department of Graphic Design and Industrial Design, North Carolina State University. His research focuses on the intersection between the individual and the community; of issues of personal identity and history, and the use of narrative and imagery. In the last eight years this has taken the form of specific projects, concentrating on issues of globalization. These projects often deal with language translation and site-specificity, working with another audience at a distance/online. His work is divided between academically based research and electronically based installation art, and other hybrid projects between different media and disciplines. In the last twelve years, he has exhibited in over 80 national and international group and solo exhibitions in the Czech Republic, Havana, Mexico City/Tijuana (as part of Borderhack, an event that grew out of Documenta X in Europe), Edmonton, Berlin, Hamburg, New York, Chicago, Tokyo, Iran, the United States, etc. He has created visual projects and authored writings for such journals and publications as Zed, Contact Sheet (Light Work), Statements, Brujula, Art Papers, Rethinking Marxism, Visual Communication, Design and Culture, and Design Issues. He has also been a featured presenter at Politics and Languages of Contemporary Marxism in the United States, Visions Plus 2 and 3 sponsored by UNESCO in Austria, the University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland, the Center for 21st Century Studies, - ‘Beyond the Margins,’‘Cambridge University (UK) and Memefest (Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 2011). Residencies include the Foundation for Contemporary Art, Prague (2002), Lightwork (summer 2004), Visual Studies Workshop (as part of an installation project) May 2005, and Tokyo (Youkobo) in 2007. Recent projects include an exhibition/project on post-Soviet identity in the Baltic at the Lithuanian National Museum (09), “Your Imaginary Country” in a Texas border region (2010), “Human Capital” at the McColl Art Center in Charlotte in January 2011, and a project/exhibition at the Fototeca Juan C. Mendez Center in Puebla MX 2011.  Read more about Scott.

Focus Area

Photography and video, image studies, multimedia

Departments

Faculty, Graphic Design

Dr. Paul Tesar

Alumni Distinguished Professor of Architecture

919.515.8358

​Education

  • Ph.D., Technical University Vienna
  • Master of Architecture, University of Washington
  • Dipl.Ing in Architecture, Technical University Vienna

Biography

Paul Tesar is a native of Vienna, Austria, where he studied architecture at the T.U. Wien and received the professional degree “Diplomingenieur.” He practiced in a number of offices, most notably with Rupert Falkner of Vienna and Luciano Savi of Lugano, and collaborated with distinction on several major national and international competitions. With the help of a Fulbright Grant he came to the United States to study with Philip Thiel and Claus Seligmann at the University of Washington in Seattle, focusing on issues surrounding environmental experience and space sequence notation systems in architecture. After receiving his Master of Architecture he returned to Vienna as an assistant to Prof. Reinhard Gieselmann, head of the Institute for Housing at the Technical University, and as a lecturer on the topic “Architecture and Experience.” He also conducted research on housing and urban renewal and acted as an urban design consultant to the Planning Department of the City of Vienna. Before joining the faculty of the School of Architecture at North Carolina State University, he held teaching appointments in architectural design at the University of Washington, the T.U. Wien, and at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.

Professor Tesar’s present teaching, research, and scholarship centers on an understanding of architecture as a public and social art. In addition to architectural design studios he offers graduate level classes in Aesthetics, Typology, and Vernacular Architecture. He has numerous publications to his credit and has lectured and served as a studio critic in many architecture schools in the U.S. and abroad. His dissertation for his Ph.D. (Vienna 1992) examines the work of the philosopher Alfred Schütz for its applicability to architectural theory, and proposes a theoretical basis for the possibility of intersubjectivity in architectural expression.

Paul Tesar, a member of the Academy of Outstanding Teachers since 1978, was named Alumni Distinguished Professor at North Carolina State University in 1992, Cass Gilbert Visiting Professor at the University of Minnesota in 1996 and 2004, and served as Visiting Professor at the FH/Hochschule für Technik in Stuttgart, Germany, in 2000. In 2005, Paul received the UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching. Paul served as Head of the Department of Architecture in 1990/91 and as Director of the School of Architecture in 2007/08

Focus Area

Architectural design, aesthetics, architectural theory, vernacular architecture, design pedagogy

Departments

Architecture, Faculty, Ph.D. Program

Nicole Welch

Curator of Education for Design Lab for K-12 Education

919.513.8152

Education

B.F.A. in Studio Art, Minor in Art History, James Madison University

Biography

Nicole Welch has over 13 years of experience in art and design educational program development and non-profit management. Nicole Welch joined the College of Design in February 2006 when the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM Raleigh) became an initiative of the college. In addition to directing the College of Design’s popular Design Camp for several years, Nicole was responsible for developing a dynamic education and community program for the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM Raleigh) which launched in 2011. Programs included week-long summer design studios for students grades 6-12, Saturday workshops for students grades 6-12, workshops and professional development for K-12 teachers, a middle school Student Docent Program, Teen Council Program, an Open Studio Program for high school portfolio development, along with First Friday and Family Sunday community programs engaging  thousands of participants in the triangle-area. Nicole is passionate about creating transformative educational experiences for learners of all ages.

In the fall of 2013, the education staff assigned to CAM Raleigh were brought back to campus tasked with developing the Design Lab for K-12 Education at the College of Design which will offer a range of programs for K-12 students and teachers.

Departments

Student Affairs, Design Lab for K-12 Education

Sharon Silcox

University Library Technician

919.515.2207

​Education

Bachelor of Arts, Hollins University

Biography

Sharon Silcox started as a library assistant in the Design Library in August of 2003.

Departments

Design Library, Staff

Dr. Kristen Schaffer

Associate Professor of Architecture

919.515.8364

​Education

Ph.D., Cornell University
Master of Art, Cornell University
Bachelor of Art, State University of New York Buffalo

Departments

Architecture, Faculty, Ph.D. Program

Marc Russo

Assistant Professor of Art + Design, Graduate Director of Art + Design

​Education

Bachelor of Science and Master of Education, Rutgers University
Master of Art + Design, NC State University

Biography

Marc Russo is an Assistant Professor of Art+Design at North Carolina State University’s College of Design. Professor Russo has a BS and a MEd from Rutgers University and a Master of Art+Design with a concentration in Animation and New Media from NC State.

For over a decade, he has worked as a production artist and a freelance designer throughout the Triangle. The projects range from print collateral and art direction to interactive training websites and animation.

As an independent artist and animator, his animations have been selected by international film festivals and have won several awards, including “Excellence in Animation” from the Carrboro Film Festival and the “Experimental Film Award” from the Indie Grits Film Festival.

Most recently, Professor Russo has been the Lead Digital Artist for the IntelliMedia Group. A part of the Department of Computer Science at NC State, the IntelliMedia Group creates educational video games for elementary and middle school students with funding from the National Science Foundation and The Gates Foundation.

http://www.marcrusso.com

Focus Area

Animation and New Media

Departments

Art + Design, Faculty

Russell Flinchum

Associate Professor

Russell Flinchum is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and took his B.A. in English and M.A. in Art History at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He moved to New York in 1985 to attend The Graduate School of The City University of New York, receiving his Ph.D. in Art History in 1998.

In 1990 Flinchum became the first Peter Krueger/Christie’s Fellow at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. In 1992, he was named Guest Curator for the exhibition Henry Dreyfuss: Directing Design. The exhibition, which opened in March 1997, received enthusiastic reviews and a number of important awards, as did the accompanying book, Henry Dreyfuss, Industrial Designer: The Man in the Brown Suit.

In 1999, Flinchum became the Archivist of the Century Association Archives Foundation, where he oversaw work on the historical records of this important cultural institution for fifteen. In 2001, with Shoji Sadao, he curated the exhibition “Buckminster Fuller/Shoji Sadao” for the Century, which traveled to Milton Academy and Stanford University. American Design, his most recent book, was published by The Museum of Modern Art and 5 Continents in 2008. He joined the faculty of the College of Design in December 2013.

Dr. Traci Rose Rider

Director of Downtown Design Studio, Research Associate

919.455.5995

​Education

Ph.D. in Design (Sustainability in Architectural Education) - NC State University
M.S. in Human-Environment Relations - Cornell University
Bachelor of Architecture - University of Cincinnati

Biography

Dr. Traci Rose Rider is the Director of the Downtown Design Studio and Research Associate at North Carolina State University’s College of Design. Dr. Rider’s research has focused on the relationship between the design culture and the notion of sustainability, exploring factors impacting environmental attitudes of designers including environmental education, learned associations and informal influences. Rider received her professional Bachelors of Architecture degree from the University of Cincinnati (2000) and her Master’s Degree in Human-Environment Relations with a focus on Environmental Sociology from Cornell University (2006). Her doctorate degree was granted from the College of Design at North Carolina State University focusing on the integration of sustainability within formal design education.

Dr. Rider’s research interest involves design culture and the influence of sustainability; human – environment relations, including allowances and affordances; inclusionary and universal design; designed spaces for environmental education; and design for special populations including children and the elderly. Her research also focuses on community design, downtown revitalization, the role of design and its impact on the quality of life and the natural environment, and designed environments for all populations.

Dr. Rider has presented and been published in the proceedings of conferences such as Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) and the National Outreach Scholarship Conference (NOSC). She has also been featured in Dwell magazine, was granted the prestigious individual U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership Award in Education for 2005, and was included in a group labeled as “The Re-Inventors” in Vanity Fair’s Green Issue in May 2006, in the company of established visionaries in sustainability such as William McDonough, Paul Hawken and Sim van der Ryn. She has authored Understanding Green Building Guidelines for Students and Young Professionals (W.W. Norton, 2009), and has co-authored Understanding Green Building Materials (W.W. Norton, April 2011). She frequently presents at both academic and professional conferences on various aspects of green, sustainability, integrated design andcommunity engagement.

Dr. Rider’s professional experience over the past ten years has included work in international design firms, green building non-profits, university extension, and sustainability consulting. She is an active member of the USGBC, the Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE) and ARCC.

Focus Area

Design culture and the influence of sustainability, human-environment relations and universal design

Departments

Research & Extension, Staff

Kathleen Rieder

Assistant Professor of Art +Design

919.515.2079

​Education

Master of Fine Arts, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Columbus College of Art and Design

Biography

Kathleen Rieder has been a teaching faculty member in the Department of Art + Design since 1989. Her emphasis is in Design Studies. Kathleen Rieder has taught drawing, painting, color theory, mixed media, 2D Design and 3D Design, and the First Year Experience. She has taught a seminar in Contemporary Issues in Art + Design for juniors majoring in Art + Design for the past 13 years.

In addition to her teaching, she has actively exhibited her art. She has been selected three times to exhibit in the NC Artists Exhibition at the NC Museum of Art. In the past twelve years she has exhibited at the Hanes Art Center at UNC Chapel Hill; the Weatherspoon Art Museum at UNC-Greensboro; Meredith College; NC State College of Design; the Louise Wells Cameron Museum in Wilmington; and more recently at the Caldwell County Arts Council and the Mahler Gallery in Raleigh.

Kathleen remains committed to participation in the College’s international programs. She served as a faculty advisor for the study abroad program in Ghana, West Africa, in 1999, and again in the summer of 2007. Summer 2005 she taught a painting studio at the Prague Institute.

Kathleen’s takes the following approach to teaching:

“As I plan my course activities, I work to assure that there are opportunities to connect the learning objectives of my course with other disciplines within the College. Often this is accomplished by collaborations with other faculty. Beyond the context of the College, I believe that it is important to ground learning in the social and cultural contexts of our community and of the students and myself. Valuing questions and assisting students to differentiate between fact, bias, informed opinion and assumption helps the students to more clearly understand a problem, issue or concept within its related contexts. As a teacher I must be aware of my own history and culture. I assist my students to understand the role of memory, ritual, ceremony and place in their perceptions.”

Focus Area

Mixed media, contemporary issues in art and design

Departments

Art + Design, Design Studies, Faculty, New Media & Animation

Julia Rice

Camps and Workshops Coordinator

919.513.8153

Education

BA in Art + Design - NC State University
BA in Psychology - NC State University
MA in Art Therapy and Counseling - Adler School of Professional Psychology

Biography

Julia Rice brings a broad range of skills and training to the College of Design. With a background and over 5 years experience in community arts, design, mental health, education, non-profit management, events and programs organization, grant writing and human services, Julia joined the College of Design as K-12 Camps + Workshops Coordinator in 2012, then operating out of CAM Raleigh. Since that time, Julia has directed the College of Design’s popular Design Camp, Summer Studios and the Weekend Workshops program at CAM Raleigh, and other K-12 Design Education initiatives held throughout the year. These programs have served thousands of students, families, educators and members of the community yearly.

In her first year, Julia was tasked with more than doubling the K-12 programming held at CAM Raleigh, and through strategic planning, collaboration and use of current technologies, she was successful in exceeding registration goals and improving content and organization for these programs during the accelerated growth period. Julia is responsible for hiring and training qualified instructors and staff to guide aspiring design students who participate in all K-12 Design programs at the College of Design. She works with new and experienced design educators and College of Design students to create opportunities that facilitate learning and creative challenge and instill students with the drive and courage to keep learning, looking and designing after leaving the classroom.

Departments:

Design Lab for K-12 Education, Student Affairs

Dana Raymond

Associate Professor of Art + Design, Emeritas

919.515.2089

​Education

Master of Fine Arts, Queens College, City University of New York
Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Southern Maine

Biography

Dana Raymond has pursued numerous research interests that inspire creative sculpture activities and enhance his teaching. Three examples of this research are the Dutch windmills, experimental airplanes, and traditional Japanese architecture. The Dutch windmills and Japanese wood construction are direct inspirations for his sculptural creations. Flying small airplanes (which started as a personal enjoyment and a challenge) led to airplane construction (mechanical systems and fabrications processes).

Professor Raymond has shown sculptural objects extensively all over the state of North Carolina and in Maine. He has also designed, constructed, and installed site-specific sculptures and installations in Raleigh, N.C., and Big Rapids, Mich. These work display interests in both kinetic and static forms.

Focus Area

Sculpture, design fundamentals

Departments

Art + Design, Faculty, New Media & Animation

Patrick Rand, FAIA

Alumni Distinguished Professor of Architecture

919.515.8319

​Education

Master of Architecture, University of Oregon
Bachelor of Architecture, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Biography

Download a Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Publications

Materials For Design by Victoria Ballard Bell with Patrick Rand

Architectural Record Book Review, August 2007

Architectural Detailing: Function, Constructibility, Aesthetics by Edward Allen and Patrick Rand

Detailing for Landscape Architects; by Tom Ryan, Edward Allen and Patrick Rand

Focus Area

Architectural design, architectural construction and materials

Departments

Architecture, Faculty

Sara Glee Queen

Assistant Professor of Architecture

​Education

Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture, NC State University
Masters in Architecture, Harvard University

Biography

Sara Queen is currently an assistant professor of architecture at the School of Architecture teaching History of Contemporary Architecture and a Comprehensive Graduate Level Studio.

Sara received her Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture from North Carolina State University in 2002. After graduating she worked as a project manager and designer at Frank Harmon Architect in Raleigh NC leading a range of projects from museums and academic campus buildings to small residential projects, including the award winning Strickland-Ferris Residence and the Prairie Ridge Eco-Station.

She has also worked as a project manager with Joe Sam Queen Architect in Waynesville NC focusing on design-build and adaptive re-use projects. Before pursuing her Masters Degree in Architecture, she took a break from architecture to immerse herself in an iron sculpture studio studying blacksmithing at Penland School of Crafts and continues to research material properties.

Sara recently graduated with distinction from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University in earning her Masters in Architecture. While pursuing her degree, Sara assisted in numerous courses ranging in subjects from environmental technologies to construction systems and structures to introductory studios. She also taught at the Career Discovery Program at The Graduate School of Design as a Representation Instructor and Architecture Studio Instructor.

Departments

Architecture, Faculty

Dr. Wayne Place

Alumni Distinguished Professor of Architecture

919.515.8354

​Education

Ph.D. in Physics, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Master of Architecture, NC State University

Focus Area

Architectural structures, passive solar technologies, daylighting

Departments

Architecture, Faculty, Ph.D. Program

Santiago Piedrafita

Associate Professor of Graphic Design

​Education

BFA, College of Industrial Design, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
MS, Pratt Institute, New York

Biography

Santiago Piedrafita is an Associate Professor of Graphic Design in the Department of Graphic Design and Industrial Design at the College of Design at North Carolina State University. Most recently, until Spring of 2012, Piedrafita served as Head of the Department of Graphic Design and Industrial Design. Previously, Piedrafita chaired the Design Department at MCAD, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, also teaching design at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Before joining MCAD, Santiago Piedrafita was Senior Designer at the Walker Art Center’s Design Department, having worked with both present and former Design Directors Andrew Blauvelt and Laurie Haycock-Makela, respectively. At the Walker, Piedrafita designed and maintained a diverse array of communications materials and publications for the museum’s multi-disciplinary curatorial and institutional departments. In New York, Piedrafita worked in studios such as the Museum of Modern Art’s in-house Design Department, J. Abbott Miller’s Design/Writing/Research (transitioning to become Pentagram) and Chermayeff & Geismar Inc. (now C&G Partners and Chermayeff & Geismar Studio).

Santiago Piedrafita’s work has been featured in numerous publications including Eye, Graphis, Metropolis, and I.D. magazines and has received recognition and awards from the former American Center for Design, the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Communications Arts, and I.D. Magazine. In 2006, Piedrafita was named to the prestigious I.D. Forty, The International Design Magazine’s annual list of 40 top designers, architects and visual professionals from around the globe. The honor was recognized in the January/February edition of the publication. Piedrafita holds a Master’s Degree in Communications Design from Pratt Institute in New York and a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design from ESDI, College of Industrial Design, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Focus Area

Graphic Design, Industrial Design

Departments

Faculty, Graphic Design

Dr. Patricia Morgado

Associate Professor of Architecture

919.515.8343

​Education

Ph.D. in Architecture, Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitecture (ETSA) Universidad de Sevilla, Seville, Spain

Professional Degree in Architecture, Universidad Ricardo Palma, Lima, Peru

Bachelor in Architecture, Universidad Ricardo Palma, Lima, Peru

Biography

Patricia Morgado received her bachelor and professional degrees from the Universidad Ricardo Palma (Peru), and her Ph.D. degree from the Universidad de Sevilla (Spain). Patricia is a registered architect in Peru and Chile, and her professional degree is equivalent in Spain. Before moving to the United States in 2002, Patricia worked as an architect in Latin America’s internationally renowned firms Juvenal Baracco (Peru), Emilio Soyer (Peru/Spain), and Murtinho y Asociados (Chile), as well as for Spanish organizations EXPO ‘92 (Universal Exposition Seville 1992), and COAM (Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid). Additionally, she worked in her own practice (1998-2002). Beyond her professional interests, Patricia has studied sculpture and drawing in Peru, Spain and Chile, and has participated in several collaborative exhibitions since 1981 and in a one-person exhibition in 1983.

Before joining NC State in August 2008, Patricia was Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (2002-2008) and an adjunct assistant professor at Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello in Santiago in Chile (1999-2002).

Patricia’s areas of expertise include beginning design education, integration of architecture and landscape, and Latin American architecture, a topic she addresses in her graduate seminar. In addition to teaching courses in her specialty areas while at the University of Nebraska, in 2007 she also directed that university’s study abroad program in London, which included Seville and Barcelona.

Patricia’s long-term research goal is to study the role of Latin American architecture and the role it has in societies, communities, and the lives of individuals.

Focus Area

Latin American architecture, Spanish-American urban model foundation design, beginning design pedagogy, beginning and advanced drawing (architectural and on-site).

Departments

Architecture, Faculty, Ph.D. Program

Jonas McCoy

Director of Information Technology

919.515.3785

​Education

Bachelor of Art in Communication, NC State University

Biography

Joe McCoy has served on the College of Design Information Technology staff since 1996 and directs the operation and personnel for the IT department. He prepares budgetary and strategic plans for the IT infrastructure of the College, chairs the College of Design Technology Committee and consults with administration in support of the research, teaching and engagement missions of the College. Joe also participates in University IT governance committees.

Joe enjoys teaching users how to best use the computing and printing resources at the College to enhance their work. He provides technical support to students, faculty and staff—specializing in Macintosh systems, printing, and voice and data network.

Departments

Information Technology, Staff

Hernán Marchant

Associate Dean of Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies

919.515.8316

​Education

Master of Art in History of Modern and Contemporary Architecture, Université Paris 1 Pantheón-Sorbonne

Bachelor of Architecture, Universidad de Chile

Biography

Since 1999, Marchant has been an administrator from the faculty of architecture and urbanism at the Unversidad de Chile. He brings 32 years of experience in professional practice in France and in Chile, 25 years of experience teaching and eight years of experience as an administrator.

Marchant received his architect diploma from Universidad de Chile and his master’s degree in the history of modern and contemporary architecture from La Sorbonne in Paris, France, where he is a doctoral candidate in art history.

Departments

Administration, Faculty

Dean Marvin Malecha, FAIA

Dean of the College of Design, Professor of Architecture

919.515.8300

​Education

Master of Architecture, Harvard University

Bachelor of Architecture, University of Minnesota

Biography

Marvin J. Malecha, FAIA, arrived at the College of Design in 1994 to accept the position of Dean of the College of Design. For 12 years prior, he was dean of the College of Environmental Design at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Malecha earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University. He was recognized as the 1980 Rotch Traveling Scholar.

Malecha was elected as First President/President Elect (2008-2009) of The American Institute of Architects. During 2006, Malecha was inducted into Sigma Xi, the scientific research society. Malecha received the prestigious 2003 Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education from the American Institute of Architects and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.

Malecha was awarded the James Haecker Distinguished Leadership Award for Architectural Research (2007) and he was awarded the William R. and June Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban Planning (2008). In 2006 Dean Malecha received the Jackson Rigney Award for International Service from North Carolina State University. He was one of seven recognized Architectural Educators of the Year Award (2006) from Design Intelligence Magazine. He was ranked second nationally in 2005 for his influence on practice among architectural educators in the U.S. by Design Intelligence Magazine. He was recognized in 2002 as a Distinguished Professor by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). This national distinction recognizes creative achievement in the advancement of architectural education through teaching, design scholarship, research or service. He is a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects. Also in 2002, he was selected as part of a team among six teams to receive the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards’ Prize for Creative Integration of Practice and Education in the Academy. Malecha has been inducted as an honorary member into the Golden Key International Honor Society, Sigma Iota Rho International Studies Fraternity, Alpha Rho Chi Professional Fraternity and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

He is a recipient of the American Institute of Architects, California Council, Excellence in Education Award. He is the only American Educator to have been recognized as an honorary member of the European Association for Architectural Education. In 1999, he was presented the Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award from the University of Minnesota, College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Malecha has served as President of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the California Council of Architectural Education. Malecha served as the Vice Chair of the AIA/ACSA Council on Architectural Research.

He has had frequent exchanges with the European Association for Architectural Education as a visiting speaker and as an advisor. He has served as a member of the National Institute for Architectural Education Teaching Office Task Force. Malecha has also served as a Master Juror for the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, as a member of the National Architectural Accrediting Board, and on the Steering Committee of the AIA Architects in Education Professional Interest Area as the Chair, and as a member of the AIA Research Policy Board. Presently, he is serving memberships on the national AIA Board, the AIA North Carolina Board, the Board of the Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh and the Building and Real Estate Commission of the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh. Dean Malecha has led the effort to promote the development of the case studies in architecture as a fundamental responsibility of the American Institute of Architects. As co-chair of the AIA Case Study Workgroup, he fostered increased collaboration between academic institutions and professional offices.

Malecha has actively promoted international study and exchange. During his career, he has promoted the development of a branch campus in Prague, Czech Republic and developed programs in Italy, Greece, and Japan. He has traveled extensively and maintains a network of colleagues world-wide.

Dean Malecha’s authorship includes The Learning Organization, Reconfiguration in the Study and Practice of Architecture, Foundations, The Fabric of Architecture, The Total Energy House, Learning About Architecture, Essays on Architecture, The Design Studio, The Study of Design, Form and Performance, Angels in the Architecture, Design in Life, The Nests of Pegasus, and an article, “Architectural Education,” published in EKISTICS. In 2006 he was invited to author a major article for the 30th Anniversary Publication of the European Association for Architectural Education on the subject of Professional Education. He co-authored with Robert Greenstreet The Junior Faculty Handbook on Tenure and Promotion. He is completing a publication regarding the patterns of design thinking in professional education and practice.

As an academic, Marvin Malecha regularly accepts teaching assignments. His areas of teaching responsibility include critical thinking/design thinking for first-year students, professional practice for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, design thesis advising and studio instruction. Malecha believes that teaching is the essence of a life in the academy as a complement to leadership and administrative responsibilities.

In the field of research, Malecha has been the principal investigator for two major projects. The first, The Total Energy House, was funded by the General Dynamics Corporation to investigate single-family home design in the major climate zones of the United States to facilitate independence from the energy grid ($250K in 1978-79); the second, funded primarily by the Kellogg Foundation ($3.1M in 1988-94), investigated the development and built a Center for Regenerative Studies on the Cal Poly campus. In both instances, the projects were realized by a capable team of participants.

Throughout his career, Malecha has maintained an active involvement with architectural practice in roles from peer reviews to project architect and designer. As an architect, he gained experience working with the firm of Hugh Stubbins and Associates in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and he has continued to work on his own and in association with offices in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and the Raleigh-Durham area. He has worked on building types as diverse as university classrooms and galleries, church and parish facilities, correctional facilities, an entertainment amphitheatre master plan, and residential projects, including the official residence of a university chancellor. His work has been recognized with design awards.

Marvin Malecha’s career has been characterized by leadership in academic management, attention to the scholarly and reflective aspects of a design education, a consulting practice that informs a life in the academy and a passionate belief in the absolute right of access to an education for every individual in our society. He believes that education and practice lie along the same continuum in life and he has encouraged others to find the connections between them.

Focus Area

Architectural Design and Practice, Design Thinking

Departments

Administration, Architecture, Faculty

Scott Lutz

Technology Support Analyst, Windows Support for IT Lab & Students

​Education

Digital Electronics & Microprocessors, Avionic Systems
MCP & MCSE Licensed Microsoft Certified System Engineer

Biography

Scott served his country for four years in the US Navy from 1985 through 1989. During that time, Scott was stationed in NAS Moffett Field California for the Patrol Squadron VP46 on the P3 Orions.

Scott has been with the college since June 2012. Prior to joining the college, he worked for over ten years on the IT staff for Valencia College in Orlando, Florida.

At the College, Scott provides Windows Support for IT Labs and students. He manages the Information Technology Laboratory’s Windows systems and he is the administrator for the College’s servers and Active Directory environment.

Focus Area

Microsoft certified licensed professional.

Departments

Information Technology, Staff

Jean Marie Livaudais

Director of Alumni and Professional Relations

919.515.8320

Education

M.A. in Arts Administration, University of New Orleans
B.A. in Latin American Studies, Tulane University

Biography

Jean Marie Livaudais develops and organizes continuing education opportunities for design professionals, including the College’s annual urban design conference. She serves as the College’s liaison to design professional associations and firms, coordinates the new College of Design Leaders Council and is extensively involved in alumni relations and events. When Livaudais began working at the College in 2000, she served for two years raising funds as the College of Design’s advancement director.

Previously, Livaudais served as the development director of the SPCA of Wake County and worked for several years in development at the North Carolina Museum of Art. She was president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals in 2001 and served for several years on the board of Arts Together.

Livaudais relishes opportunities to meet amazing designers, to learn how they use design to make the world a better place, and to connect them with each other.

Departments

College External Relations, Staff

Tsai Lu Liu

Professor and Department Head of Graphic Design and Industrial Design

919.515.8340

Education

Master of Industrial Design, Auburn University
MBA concentration in Marketing, Georgia State University
Bachelor in Industrial Design, National Cheng Kung University

Biography

Tsai Lu Liu directed product/service design and international marketing for 12 years in the toy, healthcare, gaming, semiconductor, and Internet industry before returning to Auburn University as an assistant professor of industrial design in 2004. Professor Liu’s design studio clients at Auburn included Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson, DeWalt, Broan-NuTone and Generac. Professor Liu has been the recipient of an inventor’s award and several outstanding teaching awards, and has been an active presenter at the IDSA and many other international conferences. Professor Liu served as the Acting Associate Dean of Auburn’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction before joining NC State University as a professor and the Department Head of Graphic Design and Industrial Design in 2012. The research and teaching interests of Professor Liu include user-experience-centered product innovation, user-centered design methods, inclusive design, design education, and social responsibility of designers.

Departments

Faculty, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Ph.D. Program

Jack Lancaster

Lab Technician

919.515.8321

Bryan Laffitte

Associate Professor of Industrial Design

919.515.8333

Education

Master of Product Design, NC State University
Bachelor of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Oregon

Biography

Bryan Laffitte is an industrial designer, teaching courses involving drawing and modelmaking. He has published papers on the role of drawing in design, and the use of visualization in the team design process. In his professional practice, Laffitte is a conceptual designer for companies specializing in mechanical and robotic systems.

Laffitte taught industrial design at Arizona State University from 1986 to 1987 and at Carnegie Mellon University from 1988 to 1993 before joining the faculty at NC State University. He has served as a regional education chair and treasurer for IDSA and has worked as a consultant for Bally Design and Agnew Moyer Smith in Pittsburgh, and Machina Design in San Francisco.

Departments

Faculty, Industrial Design, Ph.D. Program

David Knight

Lab Technician

919.515.8321

Haig Khachatoorian

Professor of Industrial Design

919.515.8331

Education

Loeb Fellow, Harvard University
Master of Arts in Visual Communications, Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow, Poland
Master of Science in Environmental Psychology, University of Surrey, England Bachelor of Industrial Design, Pratt Institute (with honors)

Biography

Haig Khachatoorian, IDSA, has practiced internationally in the disciplines of architecture, exhibit, graphic, interior and product design as a consultant, educator and freelance designer. Professor Khachatoorian joined the College of Design faculty in 1987 and has served as associate dean for research and department chair.

Before NC State University, he was vice president/design director of Retail Planning Associates in Columbus, Ohio, and tenured associate professor at The Ohio State University. He previously served as a vice president of Nexus America and Dave Ellies Inc., and as principal of his own consulting practice, DESIGNET. In these professional capacities, Khachatoorian has consulted for a wide range of clients including Royal Trust, Bank of America, Ford, GTE, Barclays Bank, Canadair, Midway Airlines, Citibank, Dallas Arts District, Federal Express, Porsche Cars NA, Ross Labs, Storehouse, Amoco and the United States Information Agency.

Among other honors, he was awarded a Loeb fellowship at Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 1985-86; received a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) grant in 1981; as well as Fulbright-Hays grants to Poland and Israel. He holds a U.S. Design Patent for an advanced flight simulator, developed in 1983 for SimuFlite. He has also received awards from IDSA, IBD, ISP and NRMA. For design research projects, he has received grants from Mitre, Philips, Ford Caterpillar, John Deere, Daimler Chrysler, GlaxoWellcome, Michelin and IBM corporations

Focus Area

Industrial design

Departments

Faculty, Industrial Design, Ph.D. Program

Charles Joyner

Professor of Art + Design

919.515.2078

Education

Master of Fine Art, University of North Carolina Greensboro

Bachelor of Science in Art, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University

Biography

Charles Joyner received his BS degree in Art and Design from North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, and his M.F.A. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His work has won awards in national exhibitions and is exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the southeast. Artwork in public and private collections include the Huntsville Museum of Art in Huntsville, Ala., SAS Institute in Research Triangle Park, N.C., Atlanta Life Insurance Co. in Atlanta, Ga., the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Ministry of Education in Accra, Ghana.

He has been awarded two North Carolina Arts Council grants for public art projects in state buildings. Professor Joyner is currently the director of the Ghana Study Abroad Program, creating opportunities for students to visit and study in one of the greatest cultural centers in West Africa. He has lectured extensively in the College of Art at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana. He has an extensive background in university administration, serving as both department chair and assistant dean during his tenure at the College of Design

Focus Area

Printmaking, design fundamentals, photography

Departments

Art + Design, Faculty, New Media & Animation, Study Abroad

Dr. Sharon Joines

Associate Professor of Industrial Design, Director of the Research in Ergonomics & Design Laboratory

919.513.0825

Education

Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, NC State University
M.S. in Industrial Engineering, NC State University
B.S. in Industrial Engineering, NC State University

Biography

Sharon Joines is a researcher and ergonomist, teaching courses in human centered design and ergonomics. Her interests reside in universal design, applied product and process research, and the effect of aging on fatigue development and work. Her research focuses on quantifying the interaction between individuals, products, and their environment. Sharon works with engineers and designers in all phases of the design cycle. The challenges they have addressed traversed consumer markets, warehousing and distribution, medical applications, and manufacturing environments ranging from forging to clean rooms.

Before joining the faculty in Industrial Design and the Center for Universal Design, Sharon was the director of research and education at the Ergonomics Center of North Carolina. She was a John T. Caldwell Scholar, Merit Scholar, University Scholar, and NC Fellow. She is a member of the Order of Thirty and Three, Alpha Pi Mu, and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

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Focus Area

RED Lab, Ergonomics, Human-centered Design Research, Aging, Design Research Methods Development

Departments

Faculty, Industrial Design, Ph.D. Program, Research & Extension

Website

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Bong-Il Jin

Associate Professor of Industrial Design

919.515.3052

​Education

Master of Product Design, Hong Ik University, Seoul, South Korea
Special Certificate of Transportation Design from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California
B.F.A. in Industrial Design, Hong Ik University, Seoul, South Korea

Biography

Associate Professor Bong Il Jin, who teaches transportation and product design, came to the College of Design in 2000.

From the early 1980s to 1990, he worked for the Kia Motor Company, designing concept and production cars. He has also served as the chief designer for four years at Daewoo Motors.

Professor Jin has also designed various products at Tandem Design Associates, a design consulting agency.

Since 1997, Professor Jin has won many domestic and international design competitions consecutively with his students such as the Hyundai Motors Design Competition, LG International Design Competition, Motor Trend Design Competition, Lexmark Printer Competition, MDRA International Boat Competition, Coram Design Competition, Traffic Safety Competition, Fresh Wood Design Competition, Oak Design Competition, Quick Silver International Innovative Design Competition, and the One Good Chair Design Competition.

Professor Jin was selected as the ‘Most Admired ID Instructor in the US’ by Design Intelligence in 2006. In 2010, his students claimed four of the top five prizes in the New York Auto Show traffic safety design competition.

He has taught ideation courses, Advanced ID 400 for seniors, and ID 500 for graduate students since 2000.

Focus Area

Transportation design, product design

Departments

Faculty, Industrial Design

Dr. Jianxin Hu

Assistant Professor of Architecture

919.423.4955

Education

Ph.D. in Design, NC State University
Master of Architecture, Tianjin University, China
Bachelor of Architecture, Tianjin University, China

Focus Area

Architectural design, Daylighting, Sustainable energy systems for architecture

Departments

Architecture, Faculty, Ph.D. Program

Percy Hooper

Associate Professor of Industrial Design, Coordinator for the Product Development and Entrepreneurship Initiative

919.515.8324

​Education

Master of Product Design, NC State University

Focus Area

Industrial design

Departments

Faculty, Industrial Design, Research & Extension

David Hill, AIA

Assistant Professor of Architecture, Graduate Director of Architecture

919.515.8357

​Education

Master of Architecture, Harvard University
Bachelor of Architecture, NC State University
Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture, NC State University

Biography

David Hill has taught full-time at the College since 2007. While at NC State, David has led graduate and undergraduate design studios and digital media courses. He has also developed a graduate seminar on architectural prototypes.

Prior to joining the Architecture Faculty, David worked for Hashim Sarkis Studios in Cambridge, Mass., and Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee Architecture (PBC+L) in Raleigh, N.C. His projects at PBC+L included academic buildings and bus shelters for Wake Technical Community College, signage for Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and classroom buildings on NC State’s campus. Hill has won various levels of AIA design awards and has also been recognized with awards in several design competitions, most notably his winning entry (with Prof. Laura Garofalo and Nelson Tang) in the “What if New York City…” International Design Competition. This disaster-relief housing proposal was also awarded an ACSA Faculty Design Award in 2009. More recently, David has contributed to award-winning design projects and competition entries at Tonic Design in Raleigh.

David taught studios at the Boston Architectural College, Harvard University Graduate School of Design’s Career Discovery Program, and several design studios as an adjunct professor at NC State before joining the faculty full-time. He has served on awards juries for AIA South Carolina and Georgia, as a guest juror at Carnegie Mellon University and UNC - Charlotte, and he recently participated in the Visiting Teacher Programme at the Architectural Association in London.

David is pursuing his interest in prototypes through a series of research and design projects. He has presented papers and design projects on post-disaster housing and architectural applications for textile composite panels at several ACSA conferences, and he has received grants to study the architect George Matsumoto and his post-WWII demonstration houses. Most recently, David was awarded an NC State Strategic Research Initiatives Grant with Civil Engineering Professors Joe DeCarolis and Ranji Ranjithan for a proposal titled: “Building Design Process Innovation for Enhancing Energy and Environmental Sustainability.”

Focus Area

Architectural design; technology and context

Departments

Architecture, Faculty

Dottie Haynes

Assistant Dean for Budget and Administration

919.515.8305

Education

B.A. in Business Administration, Catawba College

Biography

Dottie Haynes serves as the College’s University Fiscal Officer and has worked for the College of Design since October, 1990.

Focus Area

Fiscal management

Departments

Administration, Budget Office, Staff

Frank Harmon, FAIA

Professor of Practice in Architecture

919.829.9464

​Education

AA Diploma, Architectural Association School of Architecture, London

Biography

Frank Harmon was born in Georgia and educated at the Architectural Association in London. From 1970 to 1973 he was an associate of Richard Meier Architect in New York City, together with Henry Smith-Miller and Tod Williams. He has taught at the Architectural Association, Auburn University and NC State University, where he currently holds a practical appointment in the College of Design.

In 1981 Harmon founded his own firm, Frank Harmon Architect in Raleigh, N. C. The work of his firm has been published in Architectural Record, Architectural Design and numerous other periodicals and books. Time magazine selected his Utility Storage Building for the Rake and Hoe Garden Center as one of the Ten Best Designs of 1988. Since 1992 Harmon’s six-person firm has won more AIA Design Awards than any firm in North Carolina. In 1995 he was awarded the Kamphoefner Prize for innovative modern design over a 10-year period. Harmon writes a column on architecture, landscape and design for the Independent newspaper.

He teaches “Experiencing Architecture” to four hundred undergraduates each year, introducing the principles of architecture to the engineers, business people and teachers who will be the future clients of architecture.

With his wife Judy, a landscape designer, he lives in a nifty pink house he built in 1990.

Focus Area

Architectural design, architectural structures, experiencing architecture

Departments

Architecture, Faculty

Web Site

www.frankharmon.com

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Dana K. Gulling

Assistant Professor of Architecture

919.515.8762

​Education

Master of Architecture, Yale University
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Notre Dame

Biography

Professor Gulling joined the faculty at North Carolina State University in 2012. Prior to joining NCSU, Prof. Gulling was at University of New Mexico and Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). She has over 7 years of teaching experience and research in the area of building technology and design.

One of the things that sets Prof. Gulling apart from other designers is her belief that building technology can lead design instead of serving design. Building technology has led the design process in her research, creative work, and teaching innovations. By placing more emphasis on the making process in the beginning of design, architects can have great influence in the research of new materials, assemblies, fabrication methods, and building systems.

Her research is within this framework. She contends by working directly with manufacturers and fabricators, architects can offer innovative design solutions for buildings and building products. Through this approach architects can be more involved with all scales of design. In addition to designing overall buildings, architects could design our buildings’ products, materials, and systems. By expanding architects’ role beyond that of building designer, the profession may become more broad-based, able to respond to different design issues, and better prepared for research and development opportunities. She promotes that in today’s economic climate and as the future of the profession is questioned, broadening the role of the architect will strengthen the profession.

Focus Area

Construction and Manufacturing in Architecture; Building Detailing and Design; Prefabrication; Pedagogical Practices in Building Technology

Departments

Architecture, Faculty

Charlotte Guice

Undergraduate Student Services Coordinator

919.515.8306

Education

Bachelor of Art + Design, NC State University

Departments

Admissions, Staff, Student Affairs

Denise Gonzales Crisp

Professor of Graphic Design

919.515.8361

​Education

M.F.A. in Graphic Design, California Institute of the Arts B.F.A., Art Center College of Design

Biography

Prior to arriving at the College in Fall 2002, Gonzales Crisp was senior designer for Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and principal of the studio SuperStove! designing projects such as Artext magazine, Southern California Institute of Architecture lecture series, and books for independent presses.

Her design and writing have been published internationally, including KAK (RU), Graphis, Émigré, Metropolis, Eye (UK), Print, and Items (NL) magazines, and in juried competitions such as ACD 100, Communication Arts, I.D., and Graphis. Her work was featured in the 2002 exhibition East Coast/West Coast Dreams, (Paris), in the 2005 anthology All Access: The Making of Thirty Extraordinary Graphic Designers, and the 2009 exhibition Dimension+Typography (Chicago).

Gonzales Crisp has lectured widely, and has been a featured speaker at ATypI 2009 (Mexico City), the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), GraficEurope (Berlin), RMIT (Melbourne), ArtCity (Calgary), and numerous colleges and universities. Juried and commissioned essays are included in Design and Culture Journal, Items Magazine, and Design Observer (online journal), plus Design Research, The Design Dictionary and several other anthology volumes.

Teaching positions include core faculty in the graduate Media Design Program at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and a 12 year part-time appointment at Art Center in the undergraduate graphic design program. Additionally Gonzales Crisp has held regular part-time appointments at California Institute of the Arts and Otis Art Institute.

Her research areas include defining the DecoRational, defending and writing alternative design discourse. Additionally, she is author of Graphic Design in Context: Typography (Thames & Hudson, 2011).

Gonzales Crisp serves as a contributing editorial board member for Design and Culture Journal. A member of the graphic design professional organization American Institute of Graphic Arts since 1989, she has served on the Los Angeles chapter’s advisory board, as a 365 competition juror, and on the 2009 Gold Medal nominations committee.

Denise Crisp served as chair of the Department of Graphic Design (now the Department of Graphic Design and Industrial Design) from 2002 to 2006.

Departments

Faculty, Graphic Design

Carol Fountain Nix

Director of Marketing Communications + Public Relations | Associate Professor of the Practice

919.515.8311

​​Education

Master of Product/Graphic Design : NC State University College of Design
B.A.in English journalism, minors in art and communications : Elon University

Biography

As the Director of Marketing Communications + Public Relations, Carol manages and oversees the College’s brand identity for all outreach materials, publications and web/interactive/social media. Working closely with the Dean, the College Administrative Council and the Design Guild, Carol provides leadership for communication initiatives with a strategic approach to the College’s brand. With over twenty years of experience directing and implementing multi-channel brand campaigns for a wide range of companies, educational institutions and organizations, she is a communications leader known for developing and executing innovative business strategies and procedures that increase brand awareness and market share.

Carol also developed the CODE | UX Studio, a funded multi-disciplinary practicum focused on user experience design and interactive media. Within the department of Art + Design, CODE | UX classes are conducted to mirror a professional interactive media studio environment as closely as possible. Design students work collaboratively with students in the University’s College of Engineering/Department of Computer Science to build UX systems and applications that meet both visual and functional standards for actual deployment.

For most of her professional career, Carol has owned and managed NIXdesign, an award-winning interactive media and brand marketing firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Carol's firm has provided brand identity, web/interactive media solutions and communications strategies for a number of clients in a wide range of industries, including: Quintiles, The Body Shop, Burt’s Bees, Campbell University School of Law, The NC State Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science, Pfizer, HumanCentric Technologies, Hatteras Networks, Appgate, and Astroturf.™ Carol’s work has been published in PRINT magazine’s Digital Design edition, AIGA annuals, The ACD annual and Communication Arts magazine. She has received many design awards including the American Center for Design’s 100 Show, AIGA national awards, and national awards from the American Advertising Federation [ADDY]. NIXdesign has been consistently ranked as one of the Triangle Business Journal’s Top 25 Design Firms and Top 25 Multimedia Firms. She has served as the Vice President of Marketing Services at French West Vaughan, one of the southeast’s largest public relations firms, where she developed their interactive division, and she taught digital media courses as a full-time professor at Elon University. Carol holds several U.S. patents on her signature line of wine/gourmet products and LivingSuite™software. She was selected as a Count Me In Micro to Millions award winner, sponsored by American Express OPEN.

Focus Areas


Cross-Channel Communications Planning + Strategy | Brand Development + Management | User Experience Design + Practice | Public + Media Relations | Business Development | Social Media + Mobile Marketing | New Product Launch + Positioning  | Retail Product Design 

Departments

Faculty, Staff

Patrick FitzGerald

Associate Professor of Art + Design

919.513.2029

​Education

Master of Fine Arts, Cranbrook Academy of Art
Bachelor of Art, Southern Methodist University

Biography

Patrick FitzGerald has a BA from Southern Methodist University and an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art.Prior to joining the faculty of the College of Design at NC State University, Professor Patrick FitzGerald served as an instructor, artist and manager at the Kodak Center for Creative Imaging in Camden, Maine.

His work has been exhibited across the United States and Japan. A lead professor in the Advanced Media Lab for the College of Design, FitzGerald’s research and teaching span the full range of multimedia production, from digital video to interactive 3D animation.

Professor FitzGerald has received national and international awards for his digital illustrations. In 1999, he received a North Carolina Fellowship for the Visual Arts. Recent projects and installations include the 2010 opening of the new NCMA gala (with AML), 2009 Zoom Raleigh (with AML in downtown Raleigh ), 2007 The Consumer Culture Garden (with EAT at NCMA), and GoMAP2.0 (interactive prototype for PDA).

Focus Area

Painting, animation

Departments

Art + Design, Faculty, New Media & Animation

Burak Erdim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Architecture

919.515.8356

Education

Ph.D. in Art and Architectural History, University of Virginia (2012)
Master of Architecture, University of Virginia (2005)
Master of Architectural History, University of Virginia (2004)
Bachelor of Architecture, Mississippi State University (1995)

Biography

Burak Erdim joined the School of Architecture faculty at NC State University in August 2012. Professor Erdim is an architectural historian and a licensed architect and teaches courses in architectural history, theory, and design. Erdim’s teaching in architectural history examines the production of architecture and urbanism within the social and political geographies of colonialism, decolonization, and globalization, paying close attention to encounters and exchanges among agents and networks, from the late-19th century to the present. His studios explore the relationship between multiple conceptions of site, public space, and architectural production. His current research focuses on the immediate postwar period and analyzes how and why space production, or architectural and planning education and practice, became a central component of economic development projects within the multiple and varying political contexts of the Cold War. He has presented his research through a number of conference papers and published portions of his work on Bruno Taut’s school buildings in Turkey. During his dissertation research, he was awarded a Fulbright Research Grant in Turkey (2007-08) and a Dissertation Writing Year Fellowship (University of Virginia, 2011-12). He is currently working on two essays and also developing a book manuscript based on his dissertation entitled, “Middle East Technical University and Revolution: Development Planning and Architectural Education during the Cold War, 1950-1962.”

Teaching and Research Interests:

History and theory of modern architecture and urbanism; history of architectural and planning education and practice; systems of modernization, colonization, and globalization; the United States and the World 1850- present; multiple modernities and transnational practice; modernism in the Mediterranean and the Middle East.

Awards/Grants:

Middle East Studies Program Grant for research in Turkey, summer 2013.

College of Design, Strategic Research Grant for research in Kumasi, Ghana and Turkey, Spring 2013.

Dissertation Writing Year Fellowship, 2011-12, Departments of Art and Architectural History, University of Virginia.

Fulbright Research Grant in Turkey, 2007-08.

Publications:

“From Germany, to Japan and Turkey: Modernity, Locality and Bruno Taut’s Transnational Details from 1933-38.” Lunch 2, Journal of the University of Virginia School of Architecture, (2007): 103-115.

Conference Papers:

“From Policy to Training of Planners: Formulating a New Strategy for Development, 1954-56,” Eighth Savannah Symposium, “Modernities across Time and Space,” SCAD, February, 2013.

“Transnational Communities: Spatializing Training and Education in the Cold War Middle East, 1954-61,” in a panel entitled, “Architecture and Urban Development in the Middle East,” at the Urban History Association Sixth Biennial Conference, “The Cosmopolitan Metropolis,” New York City, October 25-28, 2012.

“Role of the Expert: Charles Abrams in Ankara, Turkey, October 1954,” Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Annual Meeting in Detroit, April 2012.

“(Re)Locating Anatolia during the Cold War: Cevat Erder and the Establishment of METU Department of Restoration and Preservation of Historical Monuments,” College Art Association (CAA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, February, 2010.

“Architectural Education, Postwar Ideology, and the Turkish State: Designing Model Communities for the Middle East, 1950-60,” Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH) annual meeting in Jackson, MS, Oct. 2009.

“From Empire to Republic: Continuities of Ottoman Imperial Socio-Spatial Practices in the Modern Capital of the Early Turkish Republic,” Fifth Savannah Symposium, SCAD, Feb. 2007.

“From Germany, to Japan and Turkey: Modernity, Locality and Bruno Taut’s Transnational Details from 1933-38,” Fourth Savannah Symposium, SCAD, February, 2005.

Invited Lectures:

“Presenting the Making of the Middle East Technical University,” Art, Art History, and Visual Studies Department at Duke University, Informal Lecture Series.

“From Empire to Republic: Continuities of Ottoman Imperial Socio-Spatial Practices in the Modern Capital of the Early Turkish Republic,” Architectural History Lecture Series, Middle East Technical University (METU).

“Identities, Encounters, and other Spatial Experiments, 1995-2005,” Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, Turkey.

“Imperial Ambitions of Süleyman the Magnificent,” Ar H 334/734, University of Virginia.

“Sinan’s Istanbul: Remaking of an Imperial Capital,” Ar H 201/701, University of Virginia.

“A House of Friendship in Istanbul,” Master’s Thesis Research and Design project in Architecture, in SARC 600, Common Course; and in Arch 101, Lessons of the Lawn, University of Virginia.

Departments

Architecture, Faculty

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Katherine Diuguid

Assistant Professor of Art + Design

919.515.2076

Education

Master of Art + Design, North Carolina State University
AAS of Fashion Design - Parsons the New School for Design
Bachelor of Industrial Design - North Carolina State University
Speciality Embroidery Courses- Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace (UK), Embroiderer's Guild (UK), and Tracy A. Franklin Studio (UK)
Couture Tailoring- Central St. Martins, London, UK.

Focus Area

Sewing, garment construction (couture and machine/ready-to-wear), draping, pattern making, technical design, fashion and costume history, history of Haute Couture, hand embroidery (with specific interest in metal embroidery), the history of embroidery on the British isles.

Departments

Art + Design, Faculty

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Karen DeWitt

Director, Design Library

919.513.3860

​Education

Master of Science in Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Arts in History of Art, Cornell University
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, Cornell University

Biography

Karen E. DeWitt heads the Harrye B. Lyons Design Library, which serves 65 faculty and more than 700 students of the College of Design.

Working with the college community, DeWitt develops the Design Library’s book, journal and electronic collections; creates services that incorporate new information technology into teaching, learning and meeting user needs; and updates the art, architecture and design content of the MyLibrary@NCState web portal. She provides leadership for the Design Slides Image Database, an effort to digitize images from the slide collection and to create access to the images through a structured database.

Departments

Design Library, Staff

Jim Dean

Materials Lab Manager

919.515.8321

​Education

Bachelor of Environmental Design in Product Design, NC State University

Biography

Jim provides guidance and instruction in the proper procedures, tools and materials for student and faculty projects.

Jim worked at Design Dimension Inc, in Raleigh NC for 20 years designing and producing exhibits and industrial design prototypes. Clients included IBM, Bosch, Gamil Design, Adstracts and Exploris.

Jim has a wife, Chloe, and a son, Nick. His brother, Paul, also graduated from the College of Design and is a professor of graphic design at LSU.

Departments

Materials Lab, Staff

Meredith Davis

Professor of Graphic Design, Dir. of Graduate Programs in Graphic Design

919.515.8335

​Education

M.A. in Education, Pennsylvania State University
M.F.A. in Design, Cranbrook Academy

Biography

Meredith Davis taught for 13 years at Virginia Commonwealth University and has been at NC State since 1989. She served 10 years as chair of the Department of Graphic Design (now the Department of Graphic Design and Industrial Design) and four years as head of the interdisciplinary PhD in Design program. She currently supervises doctoral students; teaches graduate courses in design and cognition, design education, and design studio; and teaches undergraduate courses in typography, design theory, and design studio.

Meredith is a fellow and the 2005 National Medalist of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. She currently serves on the AIGA Visionary Design Council to define “The Designer of 2015.” She has received numerous teaching awards for graduate education, including four university awards as Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor and nominee for the Board of Governors Award for Teaching Excellence. She is also listed in Who’s Who Among American Teachers and Who’s Who in American Art. Meredith was principal in the graphic design firm Communication Design from 1979-1989. She is the recipient of more than 50 national and international design awards and her work has appeared in Graphis, ID Magazine, Print, Graphic Design USA, ACD 100, Creativity, Typography, and other professional publications.

Meredith is a former president of the American Center for Design and the founding president of the Graphic Design Education Association. She served on the national board of directors of the American Institute of Graphic Arts and as a frequent member of its various committees. She was the AIGA representative to the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and a member of the NASAD accreditation commission. In this position, Meredith led the authoring of six briefing papers on graphic design education and negotiated new standards for the accreditation of college-level graphic design programs. She has delivered more than 140 lectures nationally, conducted more than 30 academic program reviews and 50 external tenure reviews, and is among the speakers on the AIGA national speaker’s bureau list. Meredith also consults with colleges and universities on curriculum development and assessment.

Meredith’s research explores the use of design in achieving the goals of educational reform in K-12 schools and the relationship between design and cognition. She has served as a member of the development team for the National Assessment of Educational Progress in the Arts and participated in the Goals 2000 Arts Education Partnership for the U.S. Department of Education. She has taught for Performance Assessment Collaboratives with Education, a research unit of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and served as a consultant to the departments of education in Wisconsin and Michigan.

Meredith co-authored the K-12 design education programs for the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., and conducts teacher training workshops for organizations around the country. In 1992 she chaired the World Design Foundation Summit on Design in K-12 Education. She currently serves on the education advisory committee for the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and teaches in the museum’s programs.

Meredith authored the study of design in K-12 education for the National Endowment for the Arts. Titled Design as a Catalyst for Learning; the book received the 1999 CHOICE award from the Association of College and Research Libraries. She has also served as consultant to the Smithsonian Office of Education and Museum Studies and has reviewed grant proposals for the Institute of Museum Services, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Canada Foundation for Innovation. Her work has been funded by the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology, and Science, the Kenan Institute for the Arts, and the Kenan Institute for Private Enterprise, as well as the National Endowment for the Arts and several state arts and humanities commissions.

Meredith is currently under contract with Thames and Hudson/UK for a series of college-level textbooks on graphic design, including an undergraduate introduction to design theory. She is a member of the editorial board of Design Issues and reads manuscripts for MIT Press, Visible Language, and Design Studies Journal. She is a frequent contributor to journals on design and design education, including Arts Education Policy Review, Interactions, and the International Journal of Design. She is also the author of the graphic design description in the College Board Book of Undergraduate Majors and served as a consultant to the Educational Testing Service.

Focus Area

Design and cognition, design education

Departments

Faculty, Graphic Design, Ph.D. Program, Research & Extension

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Chandra Cox

Head of the Department of Art + Design, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Art + Design

919.515.2095

​Education

Master of Fine Arts, Ohio State University
Bachelor of Arts, Hampton Institute

Biography

Chandra Cox is a practicing artist, image-maker who works in a range of mediums from oil, acrylic to digital media.

Professor Cox’s work has been presented in numerous museums and galleries around the country such as the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh and the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. Her artworks in public collections include NC State University, North Carolina Central University and the University Of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She illustrated the children’s book Christmas Makes Me Think published by Lee and Low of New York. Among her awards are the Artist-in-Residence Fellowship at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, Calif.

Professor Cox also has received the Outstanding Teacher Award in 1985 and 1995, and the Undergraduate Alumni Distinguished Professor Award in 1988.

Focus Area

Drawing, painting, design fundamentals, digital media

Departments

Art + Design, Faculty, New Media & Animation

Christie Chronister

Executive Assistant to the Dean

919.515.8302

Roger Clark, FAIA

ACSA Distinguished Professor of Architecture

919.515.3051

​Education

Master of Architecture, University of Washington
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Cincinnati

Biography

Prior to joining the faculty of NC State University, Professor Clark taught for five years in the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia. At the College of Design, his teaching responsibilities have included architectural design studios, history of contemporary architecture, and analysis of precedents.

During his tenure at the College of Design he has been named an ACSA Distinguished Professor, received the School of Design Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching, been elected to the NCSU Academy of Outstanding Teachers, and been initiated into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

He has been a guest lecturer, visiting critic, or guest juror at universities in Great Britain, Finland and throughout the United States. In 1981 and 1995, he received (with Michael Pause) grants from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts which resulted in the publication of the original and second editions of Precedents in Architecture. Precedents was originally published by Van Nostrand Reinhold (now John Wiley and Sons) in 1985. The ssecond edition appeared in 1996. Both editions have been translated into Spanish and Japanese and the second edition received the AIA International Book Award in 1997. Professor Clark also co-authored Kinetic Architecture, wrote several articles for professional journals, and served on the editorial board of the Journal of Architectural Education.

Besides teaching and resarch, Professor Clark has been active in architectural journals. He has been the chairman of the AIA’s national Committee on Design, served on eight National Architectural Accreditation teams, and also served on 22 Design Awards Juries. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and has been listed in Who’s Who in America since 1984.

Focus Area

Architectural design, contemporary history, analysis of precedent

Departments

Architecture, Faculty

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Pamela Christie-Tabron

College Scheduling Officer

919.515.8308

​Education

B.A. in Sociology, Shaw University, 2009.

Biography

Pam is the Scheduling Officer in the College of Design. Her major responsibilities includes scheduling and maintaining courses in the Student Information System, enrolling and updating student records, and scheduling classroom and studio spaces. She is responsible for student registration and processing grade change report forms and change of major and minor. Pam previously held the position of Graduate Student Services Assistant and assists when needed with graduate admissions and inquiries. She enjoys working with faculty and students.

Departments

Admissions, Staff, Student Affairs

Dr. Soolyeon Cho

Assistant Professor of Architecture

919.513.8061

​Education

Ph.D. in Architecture, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Ulsan, Ulsan, South Korea

Biography

Dr. Cho’s expertise is in the energy modeling and performance simulation for the design and development of sustainable buildings. His research and work experience includes energy savings calculation, high-performance building design, energy-efficient systems design, renewable energy systems integration, and performance Measurement and Verification (M&V).

Since 1999, Dr. Cho has conducted numerous research projects related to energy efficiency and thermal comfort in the built environment. In his Ph.D. research, Dr. Cho developed a methodology to develop an easy-to-use simulation tool for the selection of high-performance systems. This tool was designed to help building practitioners make quick design decisions for their design projects. His M.S. thesis research was to verify the reasons of energy savings degradation over time after commissioning. This project was funded by USDOE and California Energy Commission (CEC). He has further conducted more research on this topic after the completion of his M.S. degree in the Energy Systems Laboratory at Texas A&M University.

Prior to joining the faculty of NC State University, Dr. Cho was an Assistant Professor of Architecture for three years at The Catholic University of America in Washington DC, where he developed core courses in the Master of Science in Sustainable Design program.

Focus Area

Energy Modeling and Simulation, Performance Measurement and Verification, High-Performance Building Design, Energy-Efficient Systems Design, Renewable Energy Systems Design

Departments

Faculty, Architecture, Ph.D. Program, Building Energy Technologies and Design

Lee Cherry

Manager of the Advanced Media Lab

919.513.1259

​Education

Master of Business Administration in Product Innovation Management, NC State University
Bachelor of Industrial Design, NC State University

Biography

Lee Cherry brings 10 years of interactive software development & project management experience as a technical producer, interactive designer and information architect. He has developed and managed large-scale interactive projects that leverage technology, user interface design and information graphics for such companies as American Express, Accipiter, Böwe Bell & Howell, GlaxoSmithKline, Grant Hill Ventures, IBM, NBC Sports, Nortel and The United States Tennis Association.

Lee Cherry holds two degrees from North Carolina State University; a BA in Industrial Design from the College of Design and a MBA in Product Innovation Management from the College of Management. He currently helps direct the research efforts at the Advanced Media Lab in support of the Graduate Program in Art+Design and the Information Technology Lab. He is currently completing studies related to non-profit management and development through the Master of Public Administration program at NCSU.

Focus Area

New product development, rapid prototype development, information design, interactive media, industrial design, system architecture, user experience design, digital animation, rich media applications

Departments

Art + Design, Information Technology, New Media & Animation, Staff

Tim Buie

Associate Professor of Industrial Design

919.515.8332

Education

Master of Industrial Design, NC State University
Bachelor of Environmental Design, NC State University

Biography

Timothy Buie’s research interests include product design; 3D game design; modeling and animation; concept art; and design education.

Professor Buie has a wide range of academic and industry experience in computer game development, product design, accessible design, comic book and magazine illustration, and computer animation.

Professor Buie teaches a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses in the College of Design and has developed several new courses related to his research interests. His students often work directly with faculty and students in other disciplines and have found successful careers in design, entertainment, and education.

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Please visit Tim Buie’s website.

Focus Area

Industrial design, art + design, design drawing, computer game design

Departments

Faculty, Industrial Design

Ashleigh Cates

Marketing + Communications Assistant

919.513.7684

Education

  • B.A. in English, Minor in Women + Gender Studies, NC State University

Biography

Ashleigh Cates is the Marketing + Communications Assistant at the College of Design. Prior to joining the college she worked as the Communications Coordinator at the Institute for Emerging Issues at NC State University. She has also worked as the Marketing + Communications Coordinator for the Winston-Salem Journal while writing and editing their special publications.

In her current role, Ashleigh works closely with the Dean and the Director of Marketing, Communications and Public Relations on strategic communications for the college. Ashleigh is also the technical lead and content manager and producer for many of the web communication outlets at the College including the main website, sub sites, social media sites, college calendar, DesignLife Magazine, and DesignLife Online.

Ashleigh received her B.A. in English from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at NC State University.

 

Focus Area

New media production, web development, social media, university communications and electronic communication technologies.

Departments

Communications + Marketing

Sue Brindle

Human Resources Specialist

919.515.7341

​Biography

Sue Brindle is the HR Specialist for the College of Design. She joined NCSU in 2006, first as HR Specialist for the Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, then as HRIM Specialist in the NCSU Central HR Office. She has also worked as the Benefits Administrator for Reichhold Chemical in RTP.

In her current role, Sue serves as a resource for monthly personnel and payroll matters as they relate to the academic mission of the College, particularly in providing an interface between the College community and the Central HR Office.

Departments

Budget Office, Staff

Barbara Brenny

Visual Resources Librarian

919.515.2207

​Education

Master of Library and Information Science, Dominican University, River Forest, IL
Bachelor of Art in Art History, University of Minnesota

Biography

Barbara Brenny leads and coordinates services that facilitate the use of visual resources, including slides, photographs, and digital image collections. She works closely with faculty and students to determine and meet service and collection needs. Oversees the Design Library Image Collection, which consists of more than 80,000 images, many with corresponding digital images. Participates in collection management for disciplines such as art and photography for the general collection. Provides reference and research assistance and library instruction.

Departments

Design Library, Staff

Susan Brandeis

Alumni Distinguished Professor of Art + Design

919.515.3876

​Education

  • Master of Fine Arts in Textile Design, University of Kansas
  • Master of Science in Art Education, Indiana University
  • Bachelor of Art, Indiana University

Biography

Susan Brandeis is Distinguished Professor of Art and Design at the College of Design, North Carolina State University. She holds a Master of Science degree in Art Education from Indiana University and a Master of Fine Arts in Textile Design from the University of Kansas. Since 1982 she has taught at the College of Design, where she coordinates undergraduate and graduate studies in Fibers and Surface Design; is a founding member of the Anni Albers Scholars Program faculty; and teaches classes in the textile arts which focus on screen printing, dyeing, fibers materials and processes, off-loom structures, pattern, color, textile history, and contemporary issues in fibers. She serves as the Director of Graduate Programs for the Department of Art and Design. She works with a wide range of students whose interests span the spectrum from designing textiles for mass production to creating one-of-a-kind art works.

Her creative work has focused on continuing investigations in dyeing and printing both industrially produced and hand-woven fabrics, the juxtaposition of pattern and color, the contrast of materials and textures, and digital printing and embellishment. Her explorations are directed toward developing a visual “language” of materials and techniques which communicates the essential qualities found in nature, inspired by hiking and visiting places of great natural beauty. Her art works for the wall have been published in the books Celebrating the Stitch, The Surface Designer’s Art, and The Art Quilt, and in leading craft and textile art magazines such as American Craft, Fiberarts, and Surface Design Journal, and have been exhibited throughout the United States and in England, Ireland, Finland, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Colombia, at the International Biennial of Tapestry in Lausanne, Switzerland, and at the Textile Museum in Washington, DC. She is represented in numerous private and public collections, including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian. She has taught summer workshops at Penland School of Crafts (North Carolina), Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (Tennessee), Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (Maine), Oregon College of Arts and Crafts (Oregon), and the Split Rock Arts Program (Minnesota). She is recipient of three visual arts fellowships from the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources and a member of the Academy of Outstanding Teachers, North Carolina State University.

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Focus Area

Textile art and design, surface design (printing, dyeing, stitching), digital printing on fabric, fibers materials and processes, contemporary issues in fibers, and textile history

Departments

Art + Design, Faculty, Fibers & Surface Design

Georgia Bizios, FAIA

Professor of Architecture, Director Home Environments Design Initiative

919.515.8339

​Education

Master of Architecture, University of Oregon

Bachelor of Architecture, University of Minnesota

Bachelor of Art, Colby College

Biography

Professor Georgia Bizios joined the architecture faculty at NC State University in 1986. She began her academic career at Tulane University where she taught architecture for twelve years. Professor Bizios’ teaching and research interests include architectural design, site and sustainability issues, user involvement in design, theories of placemaking, and principles of architectural design. She has served as Associate Dean at NC State University and Tulane University.

In 2004, Professor Bizios established the Home Environments Design Initiative (HEDI) at NC State’s College of Design. Its mission is to initiate, facilitate and coordinate scholarship, research and outreach services in the area of quality design for home environments. Since that time HEDI has partnered with many affordable housing providers in North Carolina and has received several awards for service to our communities.

Georgia Bizios has practiced architecture as a consultant to architectural firms and individual clients, since 1976. Her professional experience encompasses residential, commercial and planning projects. In 1990, she established her firm, Bizios Architect, with a focus on residential architecture. She works closely with clients in defining and assessing their needs, budgets and sites, and in designing their homes.

Professor Bizios is a registered architect, NCARB Certified, and a LEED Accredited Professional. She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a Distinguished Professor of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.

Focus Area

Architectural Design, natural systems and site design, place and placemaking

Departments

Architecture, Faculty, Research & Extension

Peter Kjaer

Director of the Prague Institute

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Thomas Barrie, AIA

Prof. of Architecture, Dir. of Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program

919.515.8353

​Education

Master of Philosophy in Architectural History - Theory, University of Manchester, England

Master of Architecture, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

B.A. in English, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Biography

Thomas Barrie AIA teaches undergraduate and graduate design studios and history-theory seminars. Professor Barrie served as Director of the School of Architecture from 2002 to 2007 and is the recipient of a number of teaching awards including the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Creative Achievement Award and the ACSA/American Institute of Architecture Students New Teaching Award.

Two parallel interests comprise Professor Barrie’s teaching, scholarship and publication – both of which occupy the common ground of syncretic approaches to meaningful placemaking in the built environment:

The first interest focuses on alternative histories of architecture and, in particular, the interrelationship of a culture’s architecture and its cultural/religious beliefs and communal rituals. Professor Barrie is a scholar of sacred architecture and the author of The Architecture of the In-between: The Mediating Roles of Architecture (Routledge, London, 2010), and Spiritual Path, Sacred Place: Myth Ritual and Meaning in Architecture (Shambhala Publications, 1996). His scholarship has been supported by numerous grants, including two from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Study in the Fine Arts. His field research has brought him to sacred sites around the world, and he has contributed book chapters, published numerous articles, edited academic journal theme issues and lectured extensively on this subject area.

Barrie’s second focus is a commitment to broadening the scope and audience of architecture through research, extension and community-based design studios in housing and urban design. His work educates future leaders of the profession while engaging the public in critical issues regarding the built environment. Professor Barrie holds an NC State Research, Extension and Engagement appointment in Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities. The mission of this position is to provide educational resources for government, non-profit and community leaders, students, and the general public, and innovative and applicable solutions to the housing and urban challenges that North Carolina communities face. Professor Barrie also maintains a critical architectural practice in Raleigh, North Carolina and his built works and projects have been recognized by a number of design awards including two from the Detroit Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Before joining NC State Barrie was Professor of Architecture at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan where he founded The Detroit Studio. He has also taught at the University of Manchester (UK), Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) and Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island.

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Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities website

Personal website

Focus Area

Architectural Design, history-theory, housing and urban design

Publications

The Architecture of the In-between: The Mediating Roles of Architecture (Routledge, London, 2010)

Spiritual Path, Sacred Place: Myth Ritual and Meaning in Architecture (Shambhala Publications, 1996)

Departments

Architecture, Faculty, Research & Extension

Dr. Perver Baran

Research Associate Professor

919.513.2373

​Education

Ph.D. in Urban Planning, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Master of Urban Planning, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Bachelor of Architecture, University of Kiril i Metodij, Skopje, Yugoslavia

Biography

Perver Baran holds a professional degree in architecture (Dipl. Ing. Arh.) from the University of Kiril i Methodij, Skopje, Yugoslavia and both a Masters in Architecture/Urban Planning and a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from Istanbul Technical University. She is a faculty member in the College of Design’s Ph.D. in Design program. In addition, Perver is a member of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Teaching and Research Program at the Center for Earth Observation, College of Natural Resources, NC State University. She teaches doctoral and master’s courses in the areas of research methods, research paradigms and GIS.

Her honors include: the University Award for Excellence, 2002, College of Natural Resources, NCSU; Post Doctoral Fellowship, Istanbul Technical University, 1989; Honor of the Institute of Social Sciences of the Istanbul Technical University, 1984; Chancellor Honor of the University of Kiril i Metodij, 1984; and 26th July Award: Frank Harcourt-Munning Fund, London, 1981.

Perver’s research has centered on urban design and planning, tourism planning, and GIS and spatial analysis. In the area of urban design and planning, her research has focused on issues such as sustainable development, urban open space use, and spatial distribution models of residential densities and land values. In the area of tourism planning, Perver has conducted research in understanding perceptions of environmental, socio-cultural, and economic impacts of tourism, eco-tourism development, and predicting environmental impacts of tourism. In the area of GIS and spatial analysis, she worked on visualization tools to assist communities in North Carolina with planning and managing their development and interactive on-line mapping applications.

Her current research interests are mainly related to understanding quality of urban life issues; analysis of urban and neighborhood spatial structure as it relates to health, natural movement, and socio-cultural factors; and GIS, in particular its potential for urban design and planning.

Focus Area

Research methods, quality of urban life, design and health, urban and neighborhood spatial structure, GIS, urban design.

Departments

Faculty, Ph.D. Program

Kermit Bailey

Associate Professor of Graphic Design

919.515.8360

​Education

Master of Product Design in Visual Design, NC State University

B.A. in Visual Communication, North Carolina Central University

Biography

Kermit Bailey joined the graphic design faculty at the College of Design in 1990. His teaching responsibilities include coursework in interactive media, information design and typography at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Evidence of his teachings has appeared in several publications including the on-line interactive journal, AIGA LOOP 4, and books focusing on undergraduate curriculum development and projects. Professor Bailey’s research focuses on ways in which various new media may be used in a graphic design context as a cultural mediation tool.

Funded initiatives include a CD ROM project on the social role of Asante women in Ghana West Africa and several photo exhibitions throughout the country, most recently at the Dusable Museum in Chicago. He has lectured and presented his research in the United States and Ghana, West Africa, most recently at the international GHACLAD conference on distance education in West Africa.

In addition, Bailey co-initiated an interdisciplinary Ghana summer study abroad program for the College of Design. He has led study tours for students and educators extensively in the area.

Focus Area

Interactive media, information design, typography

Departments

Faculty, Graphic Design

Delsey Avery

Administrative Support Associate

919.515.8352

Education

M.B.A. in Business Administration, Strayer University

Biography

Delsey Avery works in the College of Design Budget office processing financial transactions in accounts payable and receivable. She processes bi-weekly payroll for temporary hires and performs a number of human resources functions related to payroll. Avery is also responsible for processing research and extension proposals. Her hobbies include dancing and reading.

Departments

Budget Office, Staff

Tameka Allen Whitaker

Assistant Dean of Student and Academic Services

919.515.8329

​Education

M.S. in Adult Education, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University

B.S. in Business Administration, University of North Carolina Greensboro

Departments

Administration, Admissions, Staff, Student Affairs

Tania Allen

Assistant Professor of Art + Design

919.515.8359

​Education

B.A. in History, Minors in Fine Arts/Graphic Design - Washington University

Certificate in Visual Communication - School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Master of Graphic Design - NC State University

Biography

Tania has a BA in History with a minor in fine arts / graphic design from Washington University in St. Louis and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Visual Communication from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She earned her Master of Graphic Design from North Carolina State University in 2010 where she was a teaching assistant in Design Thinking with Marvin Malecha. She currently teaches alongside Dean Malecha in the course giving lectures on design processes and methods.

Tania has lived and worked in Chicago and Boston, developing branding and communications systems for such clients at the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Accenture, MIT and Harvard University.

In the College, Tania teaches in Design Thinking, in Art + Design and in a cross-disciplinary course on writing, editing and curating to develop The Student Publication.

Her current research and work focuses on experimental methods in the design process—adapting design and creative processes to help organizational development and community building. Her work specifically focuses on the mapping of space, place and ideas as a formative research and analytic tool. She is the co-editor of Margin, an experimental collaborative design journal that seeks to bring various design voices into a dialogue of thinking and making.

Departments

Art + Design, Faculty, Research & Extension

Dr. Robin Abrams, AIA, ASLA

Head of the School of Architecture

919.515.8350

​Education

  • Ph.D. in Landscape Studies, The University of Sheffield, England
  • Master of Architecture, University of Texas, Austin
  • M.S. in Community and Regional Planning, University of Texas, Austin
  • B.A. in Urban Studies, Northwestern University

Biography

Dr. Robin Abrams is a registered architect specializing in inner city revitalization, housing, and urban design. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects and a licensed member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. She earned a degree in Urban Studies from Northwestern University, a Masters in Community & Regional Planning and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Doctorate in Landscape from the University of Sheffield, England. Dr. Abrams has worked in the field of urban design in Austin, Texas, since 1979. During that time, she has produced over thirty master plans. In addition to work in the U.S., Dr. Abrams has consulted on projects in Mexico, Japan, and England.

Relevant Project Experience

  • Port Arthur Downtown Revitalization Plan, Port Arthur, Texas
  • Roma, Texas, National Register Landmark District Urban Design Plan
  • Weslaco, Texas, Main Street Program Downtown Revitalization Plan
  • Fairfield, Texas, Main Street Program Downtown Revitalization Plan
  • Downtown Revitalization Plan, Eagle Pass, Texas
  • 11th & 12th Street Corridor Vision Plan, Austin, Texas
  • Capital Metro Light Rail System, Austin, Texas
  • Cedar Park Master Plan, Cedar Park, Texas
  • City Center Planning Commission Consultation, San Salvador, El Salvador
  • Sierra Alta New Town Plan, Monterrey, Mexico
  • International Cities Competition, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Gold Medal Winner)
  • Sixth Street Historic District Streetscape Revitalization, Austin, Texas
  • Historic Industrial District Development Plan, Sheffield, England
  • Meinohama Master Plan, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Hyde Park Neighborhood Compatibility Design Guidelines, Austin, Texas
  • Downtown Urban Design Plan, Galveston, TexasThe Strand Streetscape Plan, Galveston, Texas
  • Mechanic Street Improvement Plan, Galveston, Texas
  • Gloucester Green Redevelopment Plan, Oxford, England
  • Downtown Plan, Queretero, Mexico
  • Conservation and Development Plan, Historic Center of Baghdad, Iraq
  • Historic Preservation Plan, Gibraltar Old Town
  • Uptown Houston Pedestrian Plan, Houston, Texas
  • Downtown Urban Design Plan, Austin, Texas

Departments

Architecture, Faculty, Ph.D. Program

Carla Abramczyk

Assistant Dean of External Relations

919.513.4310

​Education

B.A. in Speech Communication, Pennsylvania State University

Biography

Carla Abramczyk heads donor and alumni relations as development director. She came to the College of Design in May 2002 from the NC State Engineering Foundation where she served for more than two years as development director for the Chemical Engineering Department. Abramczyk has held several advancement positions at NC State University over the past seven years.

Prior to moving to Raleigh from Cleveland, Ohio, Abramczyk’s background was in public relations and event planning. She received her BA in speech communication from Penn State University.

Focus Area

Development, Alumni Relations

Departments

Administration, College External Relations, Staff

Carla Radoslovic Delcambre

Teaching Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture

919.513.8064

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 1989
  • MLA, University of Pennsylvania, 2001

Biography

Professor Delcambre holds both an architecture degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania where she was a Chariman’s Merit Scholarship recipient. While at Penn, she was also a design award recipient for her entry in the Institute of Contemporary Art’s rooftop garden competition. 

Before coming to North Carolina State University she was a Senior Landscape Designer at Olin Partnership in Philadelphia where she worked on a variety of project types encompassing urban design, master planning and public gardens.  She has worked professionally in several states including Oregon, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and New Mexico on projects ranging from large master planned communities to institutional work and private gardens.  

Her passion in teaching is focused on environmental and ecological issues particularly those related to sustainable design, storm water management and brown field redevelopment.  She has taught graduate and undergraduate design studios and seminars in digital media, urban design, site development and construction.  When not teaching, Carla is gardening with her family and furthering her interest in promulgating environmental awareness and interest in young children.   

Having traveled extensively across the United States she continues to explore places that orchestrate powerful spaces of discovery.   This fall Carla will teach LAR 500, the Advanced Landscape Architecture Design Studio and LAR 210, Digital Drawing

Focus Area

Site ecology, storm water management, brownfield redevelopment

Art Rice, FCELA

Associate Dean of Graduate and International Studies, Professor, Landscape Architecture
Director, Ph.D in Design Program

919.515.8347

​Education

  • Bachelor in Landscape Architecture, University of Oregon, 1973
  • Master in Landscape Architecture, Harvard University, 1978

Biography

Professor Rice received a BLA degree from the University of Oregon in 1973. After practicing professionally in California he attended the Harvard Graduate School of Design where he received a Master of Landscape Architecture with Distinction in 1978. At graduation he also received the Charles Elliot Traveling Fellowship. In addition, Professor Rice was awarded an International Research and Exchange Board Fellowship, which combined with the Elliot Fellowship, made it possible for him to go to Russia, at that time the Soviet Union, for six months as a visiting lecturer and researcher at the Moscow Engineering and Building Institute

Professor Rice taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Tufts University, the University of Washington, and the School of Design at North Carolina State University. Professor Rice came to the NC State School of Design in 1990 as Head of the Department of Landscape Architecture and served in that capacity for ten years. He has also been involved in teaching advanced graduate design studios and has been asked to speak nationally and internationally on his research related to landscape architecture education and affective teaching/communication methods. 

In 1992, as President of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA), Professor Rice worked to improve international communication among educators in landscape architecture. He helped to initiate formal interaction between CELA and the European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS). 

Professor Rice has traveled extensively and has lectured and taught design studios in Russia, Venezuela, Spain, Peru, China and the Czech Republic. In the fall of 1999 he was invited to Lima, Peru as a speaker and panel moderator for an historic conference. Professor Rice worked with other invited international guests and the organizing committee to formulate guidelines for the profession and lay the groundwork for professional education in the country. In 2002 he initiated an effort to establish a branch of the College of Design in the Czech Republic and in 2004 chaired a task force that developed the Prague Institute Feasibility Study. In January of 2005 Professor Rice arrived in Prague to finalize the setting up of facilities and taught the first part of that spring semester in Prague. In fall 2005 the College of Design Prague Institute grew to become the NC State University Prague Institute, an initiative of the College of Design. He has recently been elected chair of the NC State University Council on International Programs 

His research for the past ten years has concentrated on improving design education. He is the author and co-author of a number of articles related to research on the impact of visualization media on design and the understanding of space and the role of metacognition on the development creativity abilities. Currently the College of Design is in the process of publishing a book on design thinking and design education and Professor Rice is a major contributor to this upcoming publication. 

Focus Area

Design Education, Creativity and Learning.

Departments

Administration, Faculty, Landscape Architecture, Ph.D. Program

Dr. Celen Pasalar

Assistant Dean for Research and Extension, Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture

919.515.8952

Education

  • Ph.D. in Design, NC State University
  • Master of Science in Urban Design / City and Regional Planning, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
  • Bachelor of Architecture, Middle East Technical University

Biography

Dr. Celen Pasalar’s expertise involves organizing and promoting numerous design and planning projects for the benefit of communities primarily throughout North Carolina. Pasalar received her undergraduate degree in architecture (1997) from Middle East Technical University in Turkey and her master’s degree in urban design (1999) from the same university. She has received her doctorate degree from the College of Design, NC State University with a focus on Community and Environmental Design in 2004. 

Pasalar’s research interest involves architectural design, urban design, the relationships between human behavior and the built environment, such as urban streets; public spaces; and educational settings (K-12 school environment, university campus environment). Her research also focuses on community design, downtown revitalization, the role of design and its impact on the quality of life and the natural environment, smart growth, new urbanism, and children’s environment. 

Pasalar has been published in the proceedings of conferences such as Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) and International Association for People-Environment Studies (IAPS). She also collaborated on research publication “School Building Assessment Methods” (2004) sponsored by National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, Washington. She is a recipient of the first prize Environmental Design Research Association Student Award for Research Project Design as well as the College Level Nomination for Nancy Pollock Dissertation Award

Pasalar is a registered architect in her home country, Northern Cyprus and active member of the Union of the Cyprus Turkish Engineers and Architects, which is also a member section of UIA (The International Union of Architects). She has practical experience in Turkey, Northern Cyprus, and United States where she worked for various architectural firms and construction companies. Pasalar is an active member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (serving also in various committees) since 2002. She also serves as an active member in Appearance Commission at Town of Apex, North Carolina.

Focus Area

Architectural and urban design, community design

Departments

Administration, Faculty, Landscape Architecture, Ph.D. Program, Research & Extension

Dr. Nilda Cosco

Research Associate Professor, Director of Programs for the Natural Learning Initiative

919.515.8345

Education

  • Ph.D. in Landscape Architecture, Heriot Watt University, Scotland
  • Bachelor of Educational Psychology, Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires

Biography

Professor Cosco’s research focuses on the impact of outdoor environments on health outcomes such as obesity, sedentary lifestyles, attention functioning, and well-being. Her current research is supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health (NIEHS), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Buffalo Hospital Foundation. She was the Co-PI of the Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) of Kids Together Park sponsored by the Center for Universal Design in 2005. 

She is the co-author of "Well-being by Nature: Therapeutic Gardens for Children" available from Landscape Architecture Technical Information Series, ASLA (www.asla.org). 

In January 2000, Dr. Cosco co-founded the Natural Learning Initiative (NLI), College of Design NC State University, with responsibilities for design programming and research of outdoor areas for children with and without disabilities. 

Before settling in the USA, Dr. Cosco was director of the National Lekotek Center of Argentina, an institution that manages a national system of toy libraries and playrooms, and runs programs for children with special needs and at-risk youth. She coordinated the development of the design guidelines and specifications for the rehabilitation of the headquarters in Buenos Aires, and delivered national and international play-leadership training courses for children with disabilities. In 1995, she trained professional staff for the opening of the National Lekotek Center of Brazil, São Paulo. 

Focus Area

Impact of designed outdoor environments on children's health outcomes such as obesity, sedentary lifestyles, attention functioning, academic performance, and well-being.

Departments

Faculty, Landscape Architecture, Research & Extension, Staff

Morgan Nederhood

University Program Associate

919.515.8350

Education

B.A. in English and Writing, Marist College, 2010

Biography

From coordinating regular and special events to managing the annual reappointment/promotion/tenure process for faculty, Morgan provides project management support for the Department of Landscape Architecture and the School of Architecture. Operations include coordinating departmental purchasing and expense reporting, managing the College of Design email list serv system, and daily interface with students, faculty, and event guests.

Prior to joining the College of Design, Morgan worked as a Research Assistant for Yale University’s School of Public Health, Global Health Leadership Initiative (GHLI), and Global Health Institute (GHI). In addition to coordinating administrative projects such as expense reporting and assisting in special event planning, Morgan developed collaborative communications with hospitals nationwide in support of medical research, assisting with participant outreach and the coordination of data collection for medical surveys.

Departments

Administration, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Staff

Fernando Magallanes

Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture

919.515.8348

Education

  • Master in Landscape Architecture and Site Planning, Harvard University
  • Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, Texas A&M University

Biography

Professor Fernando Magallanes, a registered landscape architect, teaches graduate and undergraduate design studios.  He also teaches Landscape Architecture History, Drawing, First Year Experience (Foundation year for Design students in 5 design disciplines).  He believes in methods supporting the teaching of landscape architecture to fit the societal needs of current practice and era.  He has won 7 outstanding teaching awards including the national award for Outstanding Educator from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture.

Fernando’s publications and conference papers focus on various topics including Landscape Surrealism, use of analytical drawings in understanding historic landscapes, drawing, urban landscapes, landscape architecture education, interdisciplinary professional practice in community design, and the works of Mexican designer Luis Barragan.  His Landscape Surrealism essay can be found in Thomas Mical’s book  Architecture and Surrealism, 2005.  Several of his drawings are published and can be found in Rendow Yee’s Architectural Drawing: A Visual Compendium of Types and Methods, 2003, and in Uddin, M. Saleh’s book Axonometric and Oblique Drawing, 1997.

He is responsible for administrative duties as the Director of the Graduate Program and is involved in graduate advising, recruitment, enrollment planning, and application coordination/review. 

He travels and has been involved in international travel programs to Santander, Spain; Berlin, Germany; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Mexico City, DF, Mexico; and Prague, Czech Republic.  It is through travels and discussion, documentation, drawings, reading the landscape, and walking that he develops as primary activities to heighten site observation skills.  He and students engage in an empirical method for observing history, landscape environments, design spaces, and a critical basis for design decisions and the making of “place.”

NC State University College of Design presentation to Leaders Council on November 5, 2011, by Fernando Magallanes, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture: "NC landscape architecture: Questions about its recent past, 1990-2010'

DESIGNLIFE articles

Landscape Architecture Explores Experiential Learning Through Multi-City Field Trips

Experiential Learning Series: Suburban to Urban in Charlotte, North Carolina

Experiential Learning Series: Urban Infrastructure Retrofits in New York City, New York

Experiential Learning Series: Historical to Contemporary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Focus Area

Contemporary landscape architecture design history and theory, drawing, urban design, landscape surrealism, European history of landscape architecture

Departments

Faculty, Landscape Architecture

Robin Moore

Professor of Landscape Architecture, Director of Natural Learning Initiative

919.515.8344

​Education

  • Master of City Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1966 
  • Diploma in Architecture, Bartlett School of Architecture, London University, 1962

Biography

Robin Moore holds degrees in architecture (London University) and urban planning (MIT), and for most of his career has worked in the field of landscape architecture as educator, researcher, and consultant. Moore is an international authority on the design of children's play and learning environments, user needs research, and participatory public open space design. His designs for children's spaces in the USA include the well-known Environmental Yard, in Berkeley, California (recipient in 1988 of the Outstanding Contribution to the Practice of Design Research by the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA).

As a design consultant, Moore has been involved in the design of the Kids Together Park, Cary; Blanchie Carter Discovery Park, at Southern Pines Primary School (featured in the New York Times, October 1999); the Playspace Family Play Center in Raleigh; and Playport in the Raleigh-Durham Airport. Design projects in Argentina include the Lekotek Play Library; Vilas Racket Club child and family center; Friends Club Adventure Playpark, and the Ecological Village. Currently, he is a public participation consultant to an interdisciplinary team working with the City of Lisbon, Portugal. He was design consultant to the Chicago Zoological Society for the programming and design and of Explore!, the new children's facility at Brookfield Zoo, Illinois; and for the City of Durham for the programming and design of renovations to Duke Park as well as the development of the Durham Parks and Recreation Master Plan. As director of the NC State University Natural Learning Initiative, Moore is currently involved in the design and/or renovation of dozens of outdoor spaces for preschools, special education facilities, and schoolgrounds in North Carolina.

Recently completed works include renovation of the outdoor play and learning environments at the Bright Horizons Family Solutions Child Development Center, Research Triangle Park. Robin Moore has won many awards for his contributions to the field of design. Countries including Sweden, Japan, and Argentina have honored him, where his work in the design of outdoor play facilities for children and families is used as a model. Moore has many years of international experience in design facilitation and participatory design program development, including the North Carolina Botanical Garden, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, N.C. Robin Moore is a member of the eight-country Growing Up in Cities action research project sponsored by UNESCO and is co-director of the Buenos Aires and Jordan field projects.

He has lectured in many countries on issues of childhood and environment and responses to those issues through landscape design. Moore is the author or co-author of Childhood's Domain: Play and Place in Child Development (1986), Plants for Play (1993), the Play for All Guidelines (1987), the Complete Playground Book (1993), Natural Learning (1997), and numerous articles on the use of the outdoor environment by children and youth and families, and their involvement in the planning and design process. He was the principal investigator for the US Access Board update of the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards for Children's Environments. Professor Moore is past president of the International Association for the Child's Right to Play (IPA), and for twenty years was editor of the IPA magazine, PlayRights.

Focus Area

Children and family environments; health-promoting urban design; social assessment of public environments; participatory processes in community design

Departments

Faculty, Landscape Architecture, Ph.D. Program, Research & Extension

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Andrew Fox

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture

919.513.8064

​Education

  • Master of Landscape Architecture - Louisiana State University, 2001
  • Bachelor in General Studies - University of Michigan, 1995

Biography

Professor Fox specializes in the areas of applied landscape architecture, urban design and site construction. Fox is a registered landscape architect with 15 year of experience in the landscape design and construction industry. His experience includes projects that range in scope from citywide transportation and urban design initiatives, to public parks and school sites, to small-scale design-build applications, to landscape architectural education. 

Fox’s work is most interested in public landscapes and is significantly influenced by public involvement. More specifically, he is interested in the development of sustainable landscapes and their resultant impacts on cognitive, social, cultural and consumer behaviors. His teaching, research and outreach efforts include the design, development and study of naturalized educational environments, integration of low impact development strategies and context sensitive solutions at all scales, and the art and craft of construction detailing and implementation. 

As an active practitioner, Andrew has been involved with the design, management and construction administration of numerous projects throughout the United States, including the Pacific Northwest, Gulf Coast, and Great Lakes regions. Notable projects include a 2006 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment Top Ten Green Award (1 of 10 nationally) and the 2005 Council of Educational Facilities Planners International (CEFPI) James D. MacConnell Award for School Facility Excellence (in recognition of the top school facility development project in North America). Fox’s other significant awards include a Teaching Award for Outstanding Contributions from Louisiana State University’s College of Design, an ASLA Merit Award for Excellence in the Study of Landscape Architecture, and designation as a Clearing Scholar from The Clearing Landscape Institute. Andrew has also held appointment at the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Environment & Design. While at UGA, Fox was the instructor of record for multiple award-winning student competition submittals. 

Focus Area

Sustainable Construction Methods & Technology, Low Impact Development (LID) & Green Infrastructure, Educational Environments & Campus Design, Urban Design & Public Spaces

Publications

Cooper, Jim and Andrew Fox. Suburban Street Stormwater Retrofitting: Design and Implementation Strategies in the Southern Piedmont. NC State College of Design, 2012. http://issuu.com/afox_1/docs/lid_retro_final/1?zoomed=&zoomPercent=&zoomX=&zoomY=¬eText=¬eX=¬eY=&viewMode=magazine

Fox, Andrew A. Case Number 268: Syme Residence Hall Rain Garden. ASLA/US EPA Green Infrastructure & Stormwater Management Case Study, 2011. http://www.asla.org/stormwatercasestudies.aspx

Fox, Andrew A. “Integrated Designs Enrich Public Landscapes,” Stormwater: The Journal for Surface Water Quality Professionals, June 23, 2008. http://www.stormh2o.com/web-articles/landscape-design-public.aspx

Fox, Andrew A. From Endings Come Beginnings: Facilitating the transition from ending student to beginning practitioner. Proceedings from the 24th National Conference on the Beginning Design Student. Georgia Institute of Technology: Atlanta, 2008.

Sweet, Erik J. LARE Review Section D Practice Problems: Design and Construction Documentation, 2nd Ed. Professional Publications, Inc.: Belmont, CA, 2006. (Andrew was responsible for developing practice problems related to low impact development and sustainable design & construction materials/methods).

Departments

Faculty, Landscape Architecture

Gene Bressler, FASLA

Head of the Department of Landscape Architecture, Professor of Landscape Architecture

919.515.8342

​Education

  • Master in Landscape Architecture, Harvard University, 1970
  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, SUNY ESF, 1968

Biography

Professor Bressler was appointed Head of the Department of Landscape Architecture in 2006. He teaches the First-Year Fall MLA Design Studio along with Professor Art Rice, the Site Planning and Design studios with Kofi Boone and Andrew Fox, and serves as a member of the PhD faculty.  Bressler devotes his efforts towards working with and mentoring the faculty and students on their scholarly and academic projects, courses, and careers.  His major accomplishments include leading the undergraduate BLA and the graduate first professional MLA programs to successful re accreditation.  He initiated and produces of the Department’s Lecture Series and the Mentor Program that pairs local practitioners with students.

As department head, Bressler serves on the Dean’s Administrative Council and Steering Committee for the College’s Annual Urban Design Forum held each spring and on numerous committees within the College and University including the Campus Review Pane and the Provost’s Department Head Advisory Council.

In Fall 2008, Gene was named by Chancellor Jim Oblinger to lead the State Employees Combined Campaign. Bressler also sits on the Executive Committee of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and has served on its annual professional awards jury for two years. In 2009, Governor Perdue appointed Bressler to the NC Board of Landscape Architects. His areas of research and teaching focus on urban growth, sustainable development, and the planning and design strategies for “Challenging Suburbia.” In June 2009, he co-authored with University of Colorado Professor Allan Wallis the chapter, “Oh Give Me Land, Lots of Land,” for the book Healing the West by Professor Patricia Limerick. In 2010 Vice Chancellor Leffler appointed Gene to co-represent NC State University on the Blue Ridge Road Planning Task Force.

From 1997 to 2006, Bressler served as Chair of the Landscape Architecture Department at the University of Colorado, Denver, College of Architecture and Planning. For several years, Gene co-taught an annual series of advanced interdisciplinary design studios with Architecture Professor Keith Loftin focused on challenging existing residential landscape and architectural design development paradigms. In 2003, he was named Director of the Colorado Center for Sustainable Urbanism and was responsible for producing the 2004 and 2005 “Colorado Tomorrow” public forum that focused on population and urban growth challenges facing the State. He was a founding member and president of the Colorado Community Design Network and consulting principal for the Denver-based firms Landscape Strategies and Design Studios West. In addition, Gene chaired the College’s Information Technologies Committee charged with creating and implementing the College’s Interdisciplinary IT Strategic Plan that included the integration of computer aided design, visualization and modeling, and GIS technologies. 

Prior to his work at Colorado, Gene was on the faculty of the University of Oregon, Eugene, from 1971 to 1985. There, his teaching and research activities pioneered the development of computer driven suitability modeling technologies used to evaluate opportunities and constraints to development, infrastructural costs, environmental impacts, and alternative urban planning and design strategies. This led to his accepting a position from 1985 to 1995 with Dynamic Graphics, Inc., a developer of internationally recognized software used in numerous terrain and land use mapping, modeling, and visualization applications. 

In 2006, Bressler was recognized with the national award, Outstanding Administrator of the Year, from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) for his leadership and for his contributions to teaching. In 2007, he was awarded Fellow by the American Society of Landscape Architects. At the request of Dean Marvin Malecha, Gene delivered the Fall 2010 College of Design Commencement Address, “Game Changing One’s Way to the Main Thing.”

Departments

Faculty, Landscape Architecture, Ph.D. Program

Kofi Boone

Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture

919.515.8349

​Education

  • Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Michigan, 1995 
  • Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources, University of Michigan, 1992

Biography

Professor Boone focuses on the changing nature of communities, and developing tools for enhanced community engagement and design. Through scholarship, teaching, and extension service, Professor Boone works in the landscape context of environmental justice, and his research includes the use of new media as a means of increasing community input in design and planning processes. Professor Boone is the recipient of several awards including the Opal Mann Green Engagement Scholarship Award, the Department of Landscape Architecture Professor of the Year, and the Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher.

Professor Boone developed the use of new media and digital tools to more effectively engage Environmental Justice communities. In addition to traditional workshop-based approaches, Professor Boone has extensive experience with a wide array of tools. For the Old Carver School Vision Plan, digital video shorts were developed to provide stakeholders with highly graphic introductions to the principles of defensible space and urban security. For Idlewild, Michigan, DVDs of narrated digital video summaries were distributed to community residents and a website was created to post videos and engage those unable to participate in design workshops. Additionally, an online survey was used to solicit feedback. For the South Park East Raleigh Neighborhood Preservation and History Program, a protocol for stakeholder self-authored digital videos was developed to allow residents to independently conduct asset-mapping using smartphones. The resultant digital videos were mapped, made available to the public using an online map, and used in support of designation of a cultural district.

Professor Boone serves as co-director of the College of Design’s Ghana Study Abroad Program and taught 6 courses in West Africa. Most recently, he led an International Service Learning partnership with Women In Progress/Global Mamas to develop concepts for new facilities and product lines. The partnership featured direct engagement with Batik artists, and field documentation of Ghanaian craft villages. The coursework was featured in several venues including on the Huffington Post.

Boone’s published articles appear in journals including Prism, Intensions and Journal of Tourism Analysis. His work is featured in the Journal of Planning Literature, and the recently published book, Becoming a Landscape Architect. Professor Boone is an active member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), serving as the past state liaison to the Historic American Landscape Survey (HALS). He served as a presenter at the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA), the Environmental Design and Research Association (EDRA) the American Society of Landscape Architecture National Meeting and Expo, and at numerous Colleges and Universities.

Prior to joining the faculty at NC State University, Kofi was a studio leader at JJR (formerly Johnson, Johnson, and Roy) working on a wide range of interdisciplinary urban design and planning projects. He received his Master of Landscape Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources from The University of Michigan. Focus Area - Urban design, design of public spaces, environmental justice, visual communication

Videos

  • I-PARK: Parks for Kids
    This is a video translation project interpreting research findings from a multi-disciplinary team at NC State University investigating local park use in Durham North Carolina. Findings include recommendations for adapting existing local parks, and their neighborhood infrastructure, to promote an active lifestyle.
  • "Cellphone Diaries", Block2 Gallery Video
    This video summarizes narrative themes for Cellphone Diaries; a participatory video asset mapping process that used smartphones to document important places in Raleigh's Chavis Park. This video was prepared for a Gallery exhibition in Raleigh, NC.
  • "Racialized Topography": CELA 2010
    This video documents a paper presentation at CELA 2010. It applies the southeastern regional concept of racialized topography to urban landscapes in North Carolina, and presents community design work that attempts to invert the value of lowlying land.
  • Town Common Park Oral History, Part of the Town Common Park Master Plan process
    This video features highlights of an oral history project conducted to identify key historic themes to inform a park master plan in Greenville, NC.

Scholarship

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications:

  • Boone, Kofi “Disembodied voices, embodied places: Mobile technology and interpreting place”, Landscape and Urban Planning special issue: Critical approaches for landscape visualization (under review)
  • Boone, Kofi “Cellphone Diaries: Mobile Technology and Self-Authored Digital Videos in Asset Mapping”, PRISM: Journal of Regional Engagement, Fall 2012
  • Boone, Kofi, Carol Kline, Laura Johnson, Lee-Anne Milburn and Kathleen Rieder, “Development of Visitor Identity through Study Abroad in Ghana”, Tourism Geographies: An International Journal of Tourism, Space, Place and Environment, May 2012
  • The Resilience of Ruinous Futures: Race, Urbanism, and Ecology in the post-Jim Crow South”, Uncommon Ground: Everyday Aesthetics and the Intensionality of the Public Realm, Intensions, Issue 2.0, Spring 2009

Peer-Reviewed Poster Presentations:

  •  “Forces shaping Ghana’s cities: Passive, Active and Reactive Urbanism”, Emerging Landscapes Conference, University of Westminster, UK, June 2010

Book Reviews:

  • Hester, Randolph T. 2006 Design for Ecological Democracy, Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, Journal of Planning Literature, Volume 23, Number 1, August 2008

Peer Reviewed Publications:

  • Climate Change, Design and Land Planning: Towards the Development of and Application of Best Practices in North Carolina, Position paper submitted to the Chancellor, October 2008
  • Is Green the New Black? Exploring the Disconnect Between Commmunities of Color and Green Design Influence, College of Design Student Publication, 2008

Conference Proceedings:

  • "The effects of small group participation in creating livable environments", Sanoff H., Boone K., Pasalar C., Gaudio B., EDRA 44, 2013
  • "International Service-Learning as Revolutionary Pedagogy: Design Projects of Community and Consciousness", Sanoff H., Boone K. Hou J., Sherk J., EDRA 43, 2012
  •  “Racialized Topography As Generative Design Tool: Community Design in Situations with Inequitable Land Patterns”, with Celen Pasalar, CELA 2010, Maastricht, Netherlands
  •  “Triggers for Ecological Thinking: Alternative Pathways to Environmental Awareness in Community Design Process”, with Celen Pasalar, CELA 2010, Maastricht, Netherlands
  •  “Homeland Insecurity: Can Agritourism and Landscape Architecture Work Together to Preserve Rural Heritage and Foster Economic Development?”, with Carol Kline CELA 2007
  • Justice or Just Us? Exploring the Overlap Between Landscape Architecture and Environmental Justice”, CELA 2005, Athens, GA, 2005

Book Chapters:

  • Bose, Mallika and Sigmund Shipp ed., Recalling and Remembering Community: Cell Phone Diaries, Community Matters, Taylor and Francis (2014)

Book Contributor:

  • Foster, Kelleann Becoming a Landscape Architect: A Guide to Careers in Design, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Hoboken, NJ 2010

Departments

Faculty, Landscape Architecture, Study Abroad