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Health, Sustainability, and the Built Environment

Dak Kopec

With the emergence of sick building syndrome in the 1970s and the emphasis on LEED standards today, interior designers are interested in the topics of health and sustainability. Health, Sustainability, and the Built Environment examines the concept of sustainability as it pertains to sustaining human health. By analyzing the many ways that humans interact with the built environment, the text teaches students how to identify both the positive and negative effects that their designs can have on the health of the occupants.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Fairchild Books & Visuals
  • Publish Date: Aug 1st, 2008
  • Pages: 340
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 11.20in - 8.70in - 1.10in - 3.65lb
  • EAN: 9781563675256
  • Categories: Interior Design - General

About the Author

Kopec, Dak: -

Dak Kopec is an Architectural Psychologist and Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dak has authored several books used by interior design educators, including four editions of Environmental Psychology for Design. He has also written the novel Broken Boys, a story that details the lives of young people coming to terms with their sexuality in the early 1990s.

Dr. Kopec is a two-time Polsky Prize winner, is credited with researching, developing, and administering the first low residency graduate program focused on designs for human health at the Boston Architectural College, and has been awarded honorary Fellowship to ASID (HFASID).

Dak served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Hawaii with a joint position in schools architecture and medicine, was listed as a Fulbright Specialist, and subsequently served two terms as a Fulbright Reviewer. In 2017 Dak won IDEC's Community Service Award for the design of a group home for people with developmental disabilities and early onset dementia. Today Dak is interested in promoting healthy spaces for the LGBTQ+ community by calling upon his diverse educational background in health sciences, psychology, and architecture. He is committed to design that promotes social equality for all people.