Interim Director, Strategic Design and Management
Denise Ramzy is a designer and educator whose work bridges multiple disciplines within the built environment. She is currently an Assistant Professor in Strategic Design Management at Parsons The New School for Design (based at Parsons Paris for the fall semester, 2013) and Principal at Field Dimension, a firm specializing in interior renovation and sustainable urban redevelopment. Denise has taught design studios, seminars and lecture courses to undergraduate, graduate and adult students at Columbia University, New York University and Pratt Institute. She has given lectures and sat on juries at Cornell University, Temple University, University of Oregon, and University of the Arts. In 2010 she created Design Diversions, a curated series of design-related events in and around New York City, which serves as both a research platform and an educational and community resource. Her research interests include sustainable design, the larger role design and the built environment plays in the economy, and food design. Formerly she worked in New York office of the multidisciplinary design consultancy, Pentagram, on a wide range of design, brand strategy projects. Previous experience includes project management for a wide range of organizations, from Columbia University on its campus expansion to Tate Modern during its inaugural year. A LEED AP BD+C, she serves as a consultant for the U.S. Green Building Council, advising on and developing USGBC educational research initiatives. She has also volunteered on multiple USGBC committees and chaired the working group that created “Stories from Practice”, a media-rich database of green building projects. Denise received an MS in Real Estate Development from Columbia University and a Master’s in Industrial Design from the University of the Arts. She received a BA in Art from Williams College.