Jack Elliot

Learning to Use LEED: One Class’s Experience

For the last three years, I have taught a course entitled “DEA 422: Ecological Literacy and Design” at Cornell University as part of the interior design program in the school’s Department of Design and Environmental Analysis. Every year, the students enrolled in the course undertake a team-based project that entails researching and creating design proposals for clients. For the first…

Teaching Sustainability to Tomorrow’s Interior Designers

For the last three years, I have taught a course entitled “DEA 422: Ecological Literacy and Design” at Cornell University; the class falls within the interior design program in the school’s Department of Design and Environmental Analysis. This course was developed in recognition of the major role designers play in contributing to the rapidly degrading state of the world’s natural…