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Lindberg, Case M

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research overview

  • With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Case Lindberg has committed the last decade to the scientific intersection of design and health. He holds a Ph.D. in psychology and a Master of Education from Stanford University, and a Master of Architecture from the University of Colorado Denver. His expertise spans research methods, including physiological and environmental sensing techniques. Dr. Lindberg is dedicated to translating scientific, human-centered insights to design through the education of emerging designers. Through his work for the international architecture firm HKS, Inc., he contributes design research and strategy to workplace, retail, and campus space typologies. He has published academically in several fields, including medicine, design, psychology, and environmental conditions, and his work has been covered by several international media outlets. He currently serves as research advisor to the International WELL Building Institute.


  • Individual differences, emotion, human behavior, architecture, interior design



courses taught

  • ENVD 1004 - Introduction to Environmental Design Theory
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Introduces methods, principles and philosophies that guide environmental design. Explores ways of thinking about, and accomplishing, the act of design. Students contemplate the processes and motivations behind design decisions including discussions of environmental sustainability and social responsibility.
  • ENVD 1020 - Studio 1: Introduction to Architecture
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021 / Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
    The second of four introductory studios introduces students to strategies and techniques of architectural design and communication in a hands-on studio environment. Students design a small-scale architectural project that responds to environmental, contextual and programmatic needs while developing the necessary skills for iterative design processes.
  • ENVD 2001 - Human Behavior in Design and Planning
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Examines reciprocal relationships between people and the built and natural environments and the ways that human well-being is impacted by the built environment. Traces major issues and approaches in design research to understand how people are influenced by the environment and how they can create healthy, just, and livable places.
  • ENVD 4979 - Honors Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Working with an advisor, students prepare, complete, and defend an honors thesis project, either written or creative.

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