INTERIOR DESIGN EDUCATION: CARBON AS A DESIGN CRITERION
Expanding on educational offerings related to material selection for professionals, clients, and students to create a common knowledge base relative to material impacts, EPDs, LCA, available tools, and best practices is key to embodied carbon reduction. Exposing students to basic concepts and terminology, as well as fostering collaborative, hands-on efforts as part of design course curriculum, will increase their understanding of the relationship between practice and carbon outcomes. Expanded educational opportunities can be created and provided by a number of entities, including academic degree programs, professional licensure programs, and professional organizations.
ABOUT SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY (SJSU)
San Jose State University established the Interior Design program 50 years ago with its emphasis on Interior Architecture and it remains one of the most prestigious interior design programs in a public university. In keeping with the idea of global citizenship, much of the Interior Design Program’s curriculum centers around sustainability.
ABOUT HAWLEY PETERSON SNYDER (HPS)
HPS combines over 60 years of architectural experience and thoughtful collaboration to craft dynamic spaces that engage the senses and delight the imagination.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Morana Medved, Director of Interiors at Artik Art + Architecture | lecturer at San Jose State University
Morana Medved, NCIDQ, CID, LEED AP ID+C, WELL AP, EDAC, is the Director of Interiors at Artik Art + Architecture and a lecturer at San Jose State University. Her passion is using great design to promote health and wellness of building occupants while maintaining environmental sustainability of the structure, systems and site.
Nic Kaspereen, Sustainability Research Assistant at HPS
Nic Kaspereen is a Sustainability Research Assistant at HPS and Teaching Assistant at San Jose State University where they recently completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design. Nic’s passion for design and the environment have led them to focus on environmental solutions to design that will help improve the built environment while addressing the looming impacts of climate change.