(Re)Process: A Case Study of Sustainable Progression in Design Practice

By Deborah Schneiderman.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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This paper focuses on the evolution of environmentally conscious practice in an Architecture and Design firm through project case studies. What was once termed “green” design has evolved into sustainability. This evolution is significant, “green” design focused on the constituents of the material and sustainability is global in its considerations, extending far beyond the ingredients of a particular material. The case studies were performed in order to gain insight into how evolving sustainable research affects design practice. This project analyzes the critical factors involved in sustainable design decisions by conducting retrospective case studies on a variety of projects completed over a decade of practice. The research demonstrates the value of reflection on past decisions and evaluation of choices in proposing improvement to future practice.

Keywords: Case Study, Sustainable Design, Sustainable Architecture, Green Design, Environmental Design, Architecture, Design

The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp.271-282. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.929MB).

Prof. Deborah Schneiderman

Assistant Professor, Department of Interior Design, College of Design, Arizona State University, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA

Deborah Schneidermnan, RA, is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Sustainable Initiatives in the Department of Interior Design in the College of Design at Arizona State University. She received her MArch in Architecture from SCI-Arc, her BS in Design and Environmental Analysis from Cornell University, and Joined the ASU faculty in 2007. Her current research interests are in sustainable built environments, sustainability and prefabrication, and the integration of sustainability into design curriculum. Professor Schneiderman’s firm deSc Architecture focuses in new, alternative and ecologically sound building materials. Currently she teaches advanced Interior Design studios and sustainable materiality in addition to chairing graduate thesis projects.


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