CLIMATE CHANGE AND OUR NATIONAL PARKS

THIS 2007 PROJECT was a visioning exercise to assist the public with understanding the implications of future climate change on our national parks and envision more sustainable park designs for the future. School of Architecture + Design faculty member and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Outreach, Patrick A. Miller, and School of Architecture + Design faculty member and Associate Dean for Research, Robert Schubert, in conjunction with architecture and design research Ph.D. student Hooman Koliji, used sketches and text to portray melting glaciers and rising sea levels that are the result of climate change. Proposals included the development of interpretive exhibits to educate the public about the implications of climate change. Sketches and text also were used to depict more sustainable park visitor facilities of the future. This work also was published in an article by Jeff Rennicke in National Parks Magazine in fall 2007.

Contributors: Patrick A. Miller and Robert Schubert