Tamie Glass is an associate professor and Fellow of the Gene Edward Mikeska Endowed Chair in the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin where she also holds a courtesy appointment in the School of Design and Creative Technologies in the College of Fine Arts. As an advocate for human-centered design education across campus, she contributes to university-wide initiatives focused on bridging disciplines through strategic design thinking. She teaches courses on designing for human behavior as well as formal design studios and seminars. In addition to her academic appointment, she has served as a visiting director at the university’s Blanton Museum of Art and the Dell Medical School’s Design Institute for Health.
Glass recently authored Prompt: Socially Engaging Objects and Environments, which was published by Birkhäuser Switzerland in the summer of 2018. As a thought-starter for designers and non-designers alike, Prompt explores the dynamic relationship between spatial design and human behavior. Glass has received multiple awards for excellence in creative scholarship and design teaching, most recently the national 2018 ASID Nancy Vincent McClelland Award for her significant professional contributions.
Glass obtained a Master of Interior Architecture from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University. Her intercontinental career launched in Germany where she worked with Daimler’s Corporate Identity Design team, followed by practice in London with internationally renowned design firms Virgile & Stone and Conran & Partners. In addition to teaching, she currently maintains an award-winning design consultancy in Austin, Texas.
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