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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH

Gayle DeBruyn

      An Associate Professor and Sustainability Officer for Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is Chair of the Collaborative, Furniture and Master of Arts in Design Programs. In addition to teaching, Gayle is on the planning team for the Wege Prize, and curriculum committee of the GRPS Museum School. She is past president of the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum, and is involved in the local chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. She serves on the leadership committees for the Community Sustainability Partnership and the United Nations University Regional Center of Expertise advisory committee for the City of Grand Rapids. She also serves on the advisory committee for Design West Michigan. Professionally, she is a consultant onsustainability and design strategies in business and education.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST

Dan Phillips

  A designer/builder working in Huntsville, Texas, who, working with his wife Marsha, builds recycled housing, with unskilled workers, from free, salvage and recycled materials. Their company is recently trying to move into a commercial market for clients who have a taste for recycling and social entrepreneurship. Having been associated with the construction industry in many capacities for over twenty years, he is now concentrating on using one social problem to solve another, with their low-income housing initiative, The Phoenix Commotion. You may have previously seen some of Phillips’ work, as it has been featured by major media outlets around the World. He has spoken internationally and has been honored with a number of awards for his support to the Arts and Environment. To seediscussion of his philosophy and photos of his work visit www.phoenixcommotion.com

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 Deconstruction:  the systematic disassembly of a building or its parts in order to recover the maximum economic and environmental value of materials through reuse and recycling.  


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