Environmental Design

Can a water bottle help save our planet...or a building that breathes, dinnerware for the blind, a neighborhood rescued from urban blight? These are all problems tackled by MICA environmental design students. The role of environmental design is nearly limitless. From the smallest prototyped object, to furniture, to interior spaces, to architecture, to entire cities, environmental design is deeply concerned with addressing societal issues through the exploration of form and materials.

Jessica drawing in the main building
Jessica, drawing the interior architecture in the Main Building.


Environmental Design Project Featured on WYPR

Local media outlets continue to recognize the importance of community engagement initiatives at MICA. WYPR Radio recently covered an environmental design class working on a disaster shelter prototype.

LISTEN: WYPR Radio, Tour of environmental design's disaster shelter prototype

Student Profile: Meet Jessica White

Jessica transferred to MICA from Cazenovia College in New York. Her portfolio is available at www.jessicalynnwhite.com.

Although my high school teachers had recommended MICA, I wanted to get away from home, and opted for a liberal arts college. I transferred after a year because I knew I needed a more focused design education. I couldn't be more pleased with the marriage between my design and liberal arts studies at MICA. I've learned that all design is interconnected. My long-term goal as a multi-disciplinary designer is to establish a self-branded company specializing in home furnishings. It would be a dream for my name to mean something in the industry one day.

Read more about Jessica here.

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The Environmental Design website

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ICFF Editors Awards

Env Design ICFF award

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