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The Committee on Design (COD) was founded to promote design excellence among members of the AIA, the broader design community, and the public at large, both nationally and internationally.

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The next domestic conference is scheduled for Wednesday, October 19 thru Sunday, October 23 in Los Angeles.  An international conference is not planned for 2022 or 2023.

Lisa Heschong on Design the Future podcast

  • 1.  Lisa Heschong on Design the Future podcast

    Posted 11-11-2021 04:51 PM

    Lindsay Baker and I enjoyed a conversation with Lisa Heschong on the latest episode of our Design the Future podcast:

    Architect, researcher, consultant, and educator Lisa Heschong is also an author.
    Her latest book, Visual Delight in Architecture; Daylight, Vision and View (Routledge, 2021), explores findings on the physiological, cognitive, social and cultural importance of daylight and view in our everyday environments. Her 1979 book, Thermal Delight in Architecture is a cult classic, which grew out of her MIT master's thesis.

    Lisa thinks of daylight and view as "nutrition" that we need on a continuous basis. "The circadian stimulus that is provided by daylight is really fundamental to our health on so many levels," she says. "For metabolic health, we need to synchronize with the daylight patterns of the planet. Looking out a window gives us the strongest signal that we can get from inside a building. Even more so than daylight illumination -- it's brighter and more interesting."

    Listen on our site ( or on your favorite podcast platform. Thank you to our podcast sister and producer, Amber Artrip.

    #designthefuture #womeninsustainability

    Kira Gould
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    Oakland CA
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