Finding Eco Design Schools Just Made Easier
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA. New Village Press, the new publishing arm of Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility, has released Ecological Design and Building Schools: Green Guide to Educational Opportunities in the United States and Canada by Sandra Leibowitz Earley ($19.95, 168 pp).
This first and only directory of ecological design and building schools in North America features an annotated listing of schools and educational centers offering top programs in ecological building design and construction. The guide also offers a comprehensive 20-year review of sustainable design education and discussion of current educational offerings, plus extensive tables comparing school programs, listings of curricular resources, related organizations, and individual instructors.
Author Sandra Leibowitz Earley is an architect who focuses on greener solutions for the built environment. She founded Sustainable Design Consulting and has authored and co-authored pioneering articles and guidance documents on a variety of ecological building subjects, including the 1998 edition of the HOK Sustainable Design Guide, the 1999 edition of GreenSpec and the US Green Building Council Toolkit for State and Local Governments. Ecological Design and Building Schools substantially updates and expands upon her 1996 publication – Eco-Building Schools.
"Nary a week goes by that our firm doesn't hear from an aspiring student of architecture, asking what schools are best to help create a sustainable future. Finally, we have a guide to point them to. Besides thorough listing and comparison of programs, this book’s coverage of history and current state of green building make it valuable to all design and building professionals, not just students." – David Arkin, AIA, Arkin Tilt Architects
“A current and comprehensive resource covering the scope of offerings in sustainable design education today. This book also traces the history and evolution of practical training in sustainable design, serving the student, practitioner, and educator.” – Margot McDonald, AIA, Professor of Architecture. Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
New Village Press is public-benefit publisher devoted to the building of vibrant community. Books are available directly from New Village Press www.newvillagepress.net as well as bookstores across the United States and Canada. Books are distributed to the trade by Consortium.
Price: US$19.95, CAN$26.95
Trade Paperback. 168 pages, more than 60 photographs
Printed on acid-free, 100% post-consumer recycled paper
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