Linda Kiisk, Artist, Architect

Instructor

Linda Kiisk, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, is an artist and architect specializing in sustainable design and historic preservation. She has held concurrent appointments as professor of design in engineering, construction management and interiors programs. She was one of the founding directors of the Institute for the Built Environment and the principle investigator/producer of satellite broadcasts on sustainability for the National Park Service.

Linda’s video on deconstruction practices at the Presidio in San Francisco won an International Telly award. In 2004 she was nominated by CIES for a Fulbright International Chair in Sustainable Development and Heritage Tourism.

While in Panama, Linda studied the design and construction techniques of the Kuna Indians. She received funding to study visualization and design differences between males and females. Her studies analyzed cutting-edge research on how light is transmitted through the visual center of the brain.

The results of drawing tests that Linda administered to students and professionals over the course of two decades have been documented and will be published in a book entitled When Shadows Vanish.