Tackling climate change and public health with low-tech, sustainable design

Sustainable Design at the USC School of Architecture

Doris Sung, Director of Undergraduate Architecture Programs and Associate Professor at USC School of Architecture, is passionate about sustainable design and making a real impact not only on the environment but also on public health.

As a biologist turned architect, Sung approaches sustainable design in a unique way. She’s all about making building skins sensitive and responsive to changing environments much like human skin.

“It’s no longer just about the ‘greening’ of a building. We have to go far beyond that and bring active systems to sustainable design,” stated Doris. “Architects need to be cognizant of this and strive to contribute to both planet and human wellnesses.”

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