Ms. Linda Keane, FAIA

Professor of Architecture/Architect,
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Dept. of Architecture

Contact Details

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Dept. of Architecture
Milwaukee, WI


Linda Nelson Keane, FAIA, NCARB, artist, architect, and academic, is passionate about greening public imagination. She combines a regenerative architecture practice with creative media projects, critical writings, and public workshops collaborating with diverse communities in creation of transformative learning experiences and environments.

Co-founder of STUDIO 1032 with Mark Keane, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, she contributes to sustainable initiatives along the Milwaukee- Chicago corridor. STUDIO 1032 combines architectural practice with animation and academic publishing for awareness of the complexities and importance of the design of the environment. Keane’s socially constructed landscapes are rooted in nature, with artistic, environmental, educational, and entertaining intentions.

She writes, lectures and publishes on necessity of nurturing K12 creativity including ARCHITECTURE an INTERACTIVE INTRODUCTION, The Aesthetics of Sustainability, Eco literacy: Greening Public Imagination, Designing Design Education,The Culture of Design Education, STEAM by Design and Design THIS Place Built Environment Education. She is a dynamic keynote speaker, online teacher, and American Institute of Architects Webinar Presenter on 21st Century Learning Environments.

Specialties: Identity Tuning
Environmental Design
Place Making
Design Learning
Design Education Curriculum
Informal eLearning
Learning Environments



University of Illinois Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, United States
MARCH, 1985
1984 To 1985
Advisor: Stanley Tigerman, Bruce Graham, Thomas Beeby

Job History
Creative Director
Shorewood, WI, United States
January 2007 - present

Architect + Environmental Designer
Shorewood, WI, United States
June 1990 - present

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Professor of Architecture & Environmental Design
Chicago, IL, United States
September 1985 - present

Wisconsin Water Thinkers Network
Water Steward
July 2016 - present

Internet of Things Council
Team Member
September 2013 - present

American Institute of Architects
AIA Committee on Architecture Education Alternative Learning Environments
March 2013 - present

Project for Public Space
Project for Public Space National Placemaking Leadership Council
March 2013 - present

Metropolitan Planning Council
Place Making Advisory Board
March 2009 - present Inc
Director of
January 2007 - present


  • Architectural Design
  • Environmental Graphic Design
  • Environmental Studies and Reports
  • Existing Facilities Surveys
  • Expert Witness
  • Graphic Design
  • Historic Preservation
  • Landscape Design / Documentation
  • Motion Picture and Videotape
  • Project Promotion / Public Relations
  • Renderings
  • Site Analysis and Selection
  • Site Development Planning
  • Sustainable Building Design
  • Urban Design Services


  • American Architectural Foundation (AAF)
  • Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
  • Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD)
  • Fullbright International, Teachers Without Borders, Art Institute of Chicago, A+DEN, Architect and Design Education Network, AAO,Association of Architecture Organizations, NAEA, WIEE, AIGA


  • Greening imagination, Design Education, Landscape Urbanism, Green Cities