Zena Howard has more than 25 years of experience as an architect focusing on sustainable design. Among other projects, she was the Senior Project Manager of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Her life’s work has focused on the role of architecture in shaping and being shaped by a community’s or a nation’s cultural, social, and environmental concerns. As society places greater emphasis on architecture in relation to human problems and values, Zena Howard’s experiences broaden our understanding of these relationships.
Sustainability, Our Built Environment, and Our Culture [February 28, 2018]
Spring 2018 Theme: Sustainability
Conceptions of sustainability range from the static, to the stable, to complex adaptive networks. The persistence or endurance of systems, processes, social constructs, and life itself requires the ability to change and evolve. As we seek to manage relations among humans, and between humans and the natural world, an understanding of sustainability will be vital to local, national, and global conversations and debates.