Architect and Professor Emeritus Richard Berteaux’s interest in vernacular and environmentally responsive architecture is underscored by his professional work and his research on color in vernacular architecture.
Born and educated in Los Angeles, California, he studied Romance Languages at UCLA, and received a BA in Spanish. He attended the Sorbonne in Paris for a year in an intensive French Language and Culture program, received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from U.C. Berkeley and an M.S. degree from Stanford University in Urban Design.
Artist’s Statement: After a conventional education reading history at the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University, I switched course, educated myself as a book designer and calligrapher, taking the last letterpress class offered at Oakland’s Laney Trade School and studying with the calligrapher Arne Wolf.
Dolph Gotelli, Professor Emeritus of Design, initiated the visual presentation program when he began his teaching career in 1970. He is also the Founder and Director emeritus of the Design Museum, where he was the curator. During his tenure he designed scores of innovative exhibitions for the Northern California community including shopping bags, American souvenirs, Halloween collectibles, international folk toys, masks, Santa Claus and edible art. Under Gotelli’s direction, the museum has received an international reputation for cutting edge installations featuring theme exhibitions.
Professor and architect Patricia Harrison focuses her research on the design of housing and other service facilities for low-income families in non-urban communities. To accomplish her research she collaborates with nonprofit housing and community groups to develop affordable housing projects. In this process she works with low-income families to design projects that address their cultural and lifestyle needs, while incorporating issues of energy efficiency and creative use of building materials within very restrictive budget and site constraints.
Gyöngy Laky, San Francisco sculptor, is a past recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, she was also one of the first textile artists to be commissioned by the Federal Art-in-Architecture Program. Laky’s work is in many permanent collections including the San Francisco MOMA, The Smithsonian’s Renwick Museum of American Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Oakland Museum, the Contemporary Museum in Honolulu and others. She exhibits her work nationally and internationally.
Chair Designate and Department Chair – Dept. of Environmental Design. Principal investigator, CAES – Agricultural Experiment Station Projects. Adviser, master adviser, and adviser re: Education Abroad (Scandinavia).
Victoria Z. Rivers is engaged in textiles research ranging from the producing and exhibiting of dyed and embellished textile artworks to researching and publishing subjects on South and Southeast Asian textiles, to curating exhibitions.
M.F.A. Textiles, Wayne State UniversityA.B. Anthropology,Stanford University
Ann Savageau has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally. She has had 12 solo exhibitions and over 60 group exhibitions. National exhibition venues include The Detroit Institute of Arts; Long Beach Arts; The University of Wisconsin, Madison; The Textile Workshop, Santa Fe, New Mexico; and the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi.International exhibitions include “K-18 Stoffwechsel”, Kassel, Germany; Editions Gallery, Perth, Australia; Third International Exhibition of Miniature Textiles, London, England.
Jo Ann Stabb is a designer, author and lecturer focusing on the field of fashion and wearable art. She served on the Design faculty of the University of California, Davis, for 34 years (1968 – 2002) teaching clothing, fashion, historic costume, ethnographic costume and contemporary wearable design. Her creative work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally in Austria, France, England, South Korea and Australia.
Kathryn Sylva is an associate professor of Design She earned her B.A. in Art Studio from UC Davis and an M.F.A. in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute.
Professor Sylva’s research includes two large visual communication projects, one on eating disorders and the other on the American eugenics movement. She also collaborates with researchers in nutrition in using visual presentation strategies to enhance the effectiveness of health and nutrition educational and research materials.
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