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Polizzi, Jade Venus Senior Instructor

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  • With a belief that students learn best when feel they are actively working on real life problems Jade Polizzi’s teaching is primarily about service learning. An alumnus of the Environmental Design Program, Jade has been teaching in the Environmental Design Program since 2002. Before attending graduate school Jade served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member where she had the job of assistant project manager with Habitat for Humanity, it was then that Jade discovered her talent for teaching and her dedication to affordable housing. Jade’s devotion is running design-build classes where she teaches students to produce projects that provide a need to a local or regional community partner. Jade’s research is focused on building tectonics and student confidence.

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  • design-build, sustainability, community planning, affordable housing, residential development, micro-housing, 3-D printing, first-year experience, architectural pedagogy

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Teaching

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  • ENVD 1052 - Design and Communication 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Using both lectures and drawing exercises, this class extends understandings of the representational conventions used by the design professions through its introduction to the possibilities offered by emerging digital techniques for the depiction of designed artifacts and environments, allowing students to extend and enhance their understandings of advanced practices for design visualization, representation and communication. Recommended corequisites: ENVD 1004 and ENVD 2001.
  • ENVD 1102 - Design and Communication 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Using both lectures and drawing exercises, this class extends understandings of the representational conventions used by the design professions through its introduction to the possibilities offered by traditional techniques for the advanced practices for design visualization, representation, and communication. Recommended corequisites: ENVD 1104 and ENVD 2003.
  • ENVD 1104 - Introduction to Environmental Design Methods
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Explores the forces and conditions that interact to shape the designed environment. It does so through a lecture sequence and parallel set of design exercises introducing students to the theory and practice of environmental design. It develops student understandings of the central role design thinking plays as the unique process used to effect appropriate change in the designed environment. Recommended corequisites: ENVD 1102 and ENVD 2003.
  • ENVD 4100 - Advanced Design Lab 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Design lab exploring new and emerging themes in design. May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours.

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