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Practice : Spring 2012
a number of years at the Chicago offices of Gensler, and Perkins + Will, a nd was ma naging architect for Chicago Public Schools. He is an ASID member, and was elected President of the Illinois chapter of the Internationa l Interior Design A ssociation. He holds NCIDQ certification, a nd is LEED accredited. “Interior Designers have special expertise in spa ce planning, lighting, ergonomics, health and wellness planning, a ddressing issues of aging, a nd evidenc e- based de sign. The se skills contribute to our understanding of su stainability, a nd to the human factors engineering that is increa s- ingly shaping our design decisions. It will be very stimulating to bring these specific perspe ctives to the educ ation of architects a nd Landscape Architecture profe ssional s, as well as to our emerging professional interior designers.” Maria Bellalta has been named Head of the BAC’s Landscape Architecture progra m. Her profe ssional credentia ls include practice with Sasaki Associates, Copley Wolff Design, and Martha Schwartz Partners. She has worked on planning and landscape projects through- out the United State s and Western Europe, with an emphasis on urban sustainability. She graduated from the Universit y of Notre Dame, and from the Landscape Architecture program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She has taught at Harvard, at the Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile, a nd at the Boston Architectur al College. “Understanding the principles of urban ecology and landscape design is essential for designing and ma intaining sustainable c ommunities,” she ha s said. “I am very excited about joining for ward-thinking design peers in enabling future designers to a ddress the issue s of building environmentally sustainable cities.” BAC Provost Julia Halevy says, “We’re thrilled to have a ss embled this group of thoughtful a nd coll aborative designers. We a re developing a new Foundation curriculum with their input, a nd we anticipate that our graduate s will not only understand their responsibilities within the traditional de sign disciplines, but will also be highly innovative in shaping design practices into the future.” “We’re thrilled to have assembled this group of thoughtful and collaborative designers. We are developing a new curriculum with their input, and we anticipate that our graduates will not only understand their responsibilities within the traditional design disciplines, but will also be highly innovative in shaping design practices into the future.” — Julia Halevy, Provost PRACTICE 7 NEWSWORTHY ] BAC ANNOUNCES HEADS OF SCHOOLS