M. Naomi Darling
Naomi Darling, Five College assistant professor of sustainable design, is teaching design courses with a sustainable lens at Hampshire College, Mt. Holyoke College and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Professor Darling received a M.Arch from Yale School of Architecture, Yale University and a B.S.E. from Princeton University. Prior to joining the Five College community, Darling has taught courses in sustainability at the Yale School of Architecture, and in the Urban Studies Department at Brown University.
Naomi Darling, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is also principal at Darling Loeffler-Puurunen Architecture, a full service architectural practice based in New Haven, CT. The firm aims to produce socially responsible and environmentally conscious projects at all scales in terms of size, time, and permanence with a special consideration of site and place. Darling was one of 20 participants recently showcased in EP:2011, the second annual exhibition of work, art, and designs of emerging architects across North America sponsored by The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Center for Emerging Professionals. Prior to cofounding her practice, Ms. Darling worked at Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects, Studio ABK, and Kengo Kuma and Associates. Ms. Darling’s early experiences working as a researcher studying climate change in Antarctica and as a scientist aboard the SSV Westward, were formative experiences that have helped shape both her teaching and practice today.
Recent and Upcoming Courses
HACU-0206: Design Investigations (Spring 2014)
HACU-0261: Advanced Architectural Design Studio: Narrative and Journey in Designed Space (Spring 2013)
HACU-0105: Design Investigations (Fall 2012)