Nadia Elrokhsy – panelist at Center for Architecture Event, “Teaching Sustainability in Interior Design.”


Please Join us!

When: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2

Where: At The Center, 536 LaGuardia Place, NY, NY 10012

This program will address ideas for a unifying pedagogy needed to teach holistic, human-centered interior design to the next generation of students and professionals. Grazyna Pilatowicz initiated and fostered the innovative, research-based Sustainable Interior Environments Graduate Program at FIT and seeks to broaden the conversation with the profession in New York City.

Educators and professionals are now accustomed to the need for integrated design where interior designers, architects, engineers, and other stakeholders shape the quality of a particular building in its context. But that is no longer enough. To teach interior design that sustains is to teach a symbiotic design based on systems thinking that assures understanding of the far-reaching direct impacts all design decisions have on inextricably connected human experience, health and wellbeing, and the quality and health of the natural environment.

Nadia Elrokhsy, AIA. LEED AP, CPHD &T, is Assistant Professor of Sustainable Interior Design and Interim Director of the BFA in Architectural Design and the BS in Urban Design programs at Parsons School of Design, The New School. Elrokhsy is also principal at an architecture, interiors, and strategic design consulting firm.