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Pursuing education is an inherent act of optimism. Design students further manifest such optimism through choosing a career path that can potentially alter the quality of the future. My lifelong conviction of regarding design as a solution inspires me to share this with our students. Establishing intellectual rigor and expectations of excellence prepare our students to enter the next chapters of theirs lives capable of contributing to the betterment of society. That's worth getting up for in the morning!
Through my work with the mayor's sustainable building task force, the Sustainable Cities Institute and SCAD, I have been able to bring attention to - and advocate for - the role sustainability may play in resolving many of the challenges facing our society. I am proud to invest in our next generation of designers and civic leaders as they embrace the challenge of creating a more regenerative environment for those yet to come.
Georgia Interfaith Power & Light Award for Volunteer Service, 2007; EMG Commitment to Excellence Award, 2006; EMG Outstanding Leadership Recognition: Tundra Portfolio, 2005; Service Recognition, Board of Directors, Atlanta Community ToolBank, 2002; Design Technology Award, North Carolina State University School of Design, 1995.
American Institute of Architects; American Society of Interior Designers; Construction Education Foundation of Georgia; Interior Design Educators Council; International Interior Design Association; Southface Energy Institute; U.S. Green Building Council
Principal, Off Grid Studio; studio director, Gerding Collaborative; senior engineering consultant, EMG; project manager, Sharpe Architecture; intern architect, PHA Architects; intern architect, LDDI Architects; intern architect, SRSSA; professor, Savannah College of Art and Design; adjunct professor, American Intercontinental University; summer program instructor, Duke University; teaching assistant, North Carolina State University