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It is extremely rewarding to take part in a student's development, watch the learning curve in action, and have my students surpass my expectations. The most inspirational moments are when work accomplished in the classroom - employing student research, teamwork and creativity - begins to improve the lives of others. This in turn enhances the classroom experience and fuels our passion for the field of design.
Community projects including the Zaban Couples Center. This project began as a class project in my SCAD Graduate Studio III and became a remodeling project with the International Interior Design Associates, Georgia. It led to more than $90,000 worth of donations and 22 completed resident rooms.
Served as Co-Leader of the Committee for a Conceptual Sustainable Study of a Park and Recreation Center for the City of Atlanta. Project teams consisted of more than 33 members from the American Institute of Architects, Atlanta; American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning, Atlanta; American Society of Landscape Architects, Georgia; American Society of Professional Estimators, Georgia; Construction Specifications Institute, Atlanta; International Interior Design Associates, Georgia; and U.S. Green Building Council, Georgia. The renovation budget was $900,000 and the sustainable recommendations will serve as guidelines for all recreation centers and city parks in Atlanta.
Winner of the Dedicated Service Award for Zaban Couples Center, 2011; named one of the Interior Design Educators of the Year by DesignIntelligence, 2007; named one of the Distinguished Faculty of the Year by Savannah College of Art and Design, 2008; appeared in the Atlantan Magazine and Atlanta Magazine, as well as the SCAD Chronicle; winner of the Ralph Leben Prize, 1983; winner of the Masonry Institute of Atlanta Scholar Award for one-year study abroad at the Ecole Des Beaux Arts, 1982-83.
American Institute of Architects, American Society of Interior Designers, International Interior Design Associates, Interior Design Educators, U.S. Green Building Council, LEED AP.
Dean of the School of Interior Design, American InterContinental University; president, Liset Arza Robinson + Associates; principal, Robinson + Hicks Architects; project manager, Joseph Perry Associates, Architects, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia; project designer and job captain, Urban Concepts, Architects, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia; intern architect, Southeast Energy Technical Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia