About this Gallery
Can redesigning a water bottle help save our planet? How about a building that breathes, dinnerware for the blind or a neighborhood rescued from urban blight? These are just a few of the questions our students and their projects have asked. In the Environmental Design Department we believe that designers will increasingly find themselves at the center of converging professional disciplines. The historic barriers between design and nearly all other professional disciplines are quickly dissolving away. In their place are new paradigms that put the designer in a crucial role to integrate diverse expertise in pursuit of solving complex social issues.