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Naomi Darling

on sustainable architecture designed with climate in mind, from the Australian desert to the South Pole 

Naomi Darling is an architect with a background in environmental and structural engineering, climate change science, ceramics and sculpture. In addition to her own architecture and design practice, she is also an Associate Professor of Sustainable Architecture in a shared position between Mount Holyoke College and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In this episode, we’ll hear about Naomi’s teaching of sustainable architecture, her own architecture practice, the influence of ceramics and culture on her work, and the role of climate in design. In addition, we’ll discuss her experiences both at sea and overseas.

About Naomi:
Naomi Darling, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP is founding principal of Naomi Darling Architecture and Five College Associate Professor of Sustainable Architecture.

Prior to founding Naomi Darling Architecture in 2011, Naomi worked in Seattle, Washington, with Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects, in New Haven with Studio ABK and in Tokyo, Japan with Kengo Kuma and Associates.

Thailand collaborative studio
Sea Education Association
Solid Foundations: Naomi Darling on her Commitment to Sustainability, Managing her own Expectations and to Doing More With Less (Madame Architect, Oct 8, 2020)

Naomi’s recommended books:
Cradle to Cradle (William McDonough and Michael Braungart)
In Praise of Shadows (Jun’ichiro Tanizaki)
Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage (Alfred Lansing)
The Songlines (Bruce Chatwin)

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