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  • Alison Mears

    Associate Professor of Architecture

    Email
    mearsa@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    L - 2 West 13th Street

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    Alison Mears

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    Alison Mears AIA LEED AP Associate Professor of Architecture, Director and Co-Founder, Parsons Healthy Materials Lab

    As Director of the Healthy Materials Lab, Mears leverages her knowledge and experience as a long-term academic leader and her practice-based experience as an architect to confront one of the more serious and often overlooked environmental challenges of our time: the health of the built environment. She is also co-Principal Investigator of the Healthy Affordable Materials Project (HAMP). The Project is a long-term coalition of four organizations who work together to remove harmful chemicals from the built environment. The Project is funded by  a multi million dollar grant from The JPB Foundation.

    Her work draws from the long tradition at The New School University’s commitment to promoting community-based sustainability, social engagement, and environmental justice. 

     


    Research Interests

    architecture, material health, community engagement and innovation, urban design, education, sustainable communities, interior design, sustainable economies


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