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Matthew Bronski PE (“Intelligent design”) is an engineer and associate principal at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger in Waltham. His work involves diagnosing the causes and consequences of structural and envelope problems in historic buildings, and designing sensitive and appropriate repairs and restorations to solve those problems. In 2009 he received the National Endowment for the Arts Rome Prize in Historic Preservation and Conservation.


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Galen Cranz (“Sitting, still"), a professor of architecture at the University of California at Berkeley, is a PhD socio­logist, designer, and advocate for body-conscious design. She is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique system of postural education and author of The Chair: Rethinking Culture, Body, and Design.


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Craig Edward Dykers AIA (“Body as mind") is a founding partner of Snøhetta. He has led many of the office’s projects, including the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion, the redesign of New York City’s Times Square, and the expansion of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His interest in design as a promoter of social and physical well-being is supported by ongoing observation and development of an innovative design process.


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Josh Safdie Assoc. AIA ("User-friendly") selects and manages architectural and multidisciplinary consulting and design projects as director of the Institute for Human Centered Design Studio in Boston. He has lectured in the United States and abroad on the intersection between social interaction and architectural space.



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Ellen Lupton, ("User-friendly"), a writer, curator, and graphic designer, is director of the Graphic Design mfa program and the Center for Design Thinking at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. She is also the senior curator of contemporary design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.