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beijing oral Tao Huang

Before joining the faculty of design at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Dr. Tao Huang was an assistant professor of design and former Associate/Summer Chair for the Art & Design Department at Columbia College Chicago. She earned her doctorate in architecture and design research from Virginia Tech in 2007. She holds a bachelor of science and a master of fine arts both in industrial design from Beijing Institute of Technology and Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, respectively. She has practiced in multiple design fields for over 20 years in mainland China and the United States, including design research, product design, interior design, advertising (post-production animation), graphic design, and packaging design.

Besides being an expert in sustainable design (holding the LEED AP Building Construction & Design credential) and design education, Dr. Huang has worked with many clients. Before Dr. Huang came to the U.S., she was an assistant professor at Guangdong University of Technology and the owner of two successful businesses. She has co-founded a design and research consultancy Resilient Design Studio in Chicago in 2013, which evolved into Resilient Farms and Design Studio, which specialized in using design for the revitalization of marginalized communities.

Oral Presentations: 

Revitalizing Marginalized Communities for Sustainable Development by Design

Sustainable Design Principles for Using Bamboo Stems

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