With a background in architecture and environmental ethics, Evan moved to Savannah in 2011 to begin as a candidate in the Master of Architecture program at the Savannah College of Art & Design, and he is now also pursuing an MA in Design for Sustainability. Growing up exploring the deciduous forests of rural Appalachia has instilled in Evan a profound respect for ecology, and with numerous opportunities to experience the world environment, both built and natural, that relationship has only grown richer and more complex. He sees his future in the negotiation between two realms: the man-made and the nature-made. Equally as comfortable in a print shop as a sculpture studio as a build site, Evan has interests and skills in many areas of design and creation in addition to his chosen fields which help him work and communicate across disciplines, but at the most fundamental level, he is interested in the sensory qualities of materials and the act of making which brings them to the surface. Evan believes wholeheartedly in travel, design, frugality, and the spirit embedded within matter.
Diane Seaver is currently a graduate student working towards her MFA in Service Design at Savannah College Art and Design. She is originally from a small farm town in Nebraska where she grew-up on a hobby farm built on sustainable techniques and environmental stewardship. She earned her BFA in Industrial Design from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. After graduation she worked professionally as a trade show designer and then as a food portable designer; both positions were at design-build companies requiring an understanding of front-end and back-end business drivers.
Recently Diane has found her true passion for the built environment and spatial design through adaptive reuse. She hopes to be part of a company such as Whole Foods that values the triple bottom line especially when it comes to the spaces that consumers use. For Diane, sustainability is not a cause, but a habitat, and she would like to bring to any company a perspective of being environmentally conscientious is not a trade-off for profits.
Colin Williams is an undergraduate student in Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI. A native of Toronto, Canada, he was raised in an old house in the walkable historic Parkside neighborhood of Savannah, which nurtured from a very early age an appreciation for environmentally sensitive design. Extensive family travels around North America and Europe exposed him to a wide variety of natural and manmade environments. His interests in green development and sustainability originate from a fascination with the natural world and the need to preserve it for future generations. It is his goal to encourage a change in the way people view cleaner building techniques and have them adopted more widely across the globe.
Thank you to Hannah and Adrian, our past interns. Wow! We owe these two a huge debt of gratitude for their hard work, creativity, and vision!
Hannah has always been interested in all forms of expression and communication, especially when it connects people and enriches their lives. Raised in the Rocky Mountains in Snowmass Colorado, she’s grown up with an appreciation for nature and a passion for design. She recently received a BFA from Savannah College of Art & Design, majoring in Graphic Design and minoring in Interior Design. Hannah is passionate about the people of our world and how we communicate feelings through the expression of language and artistry. Her studies at SCAD have enhanced her appreciation and love for all forms of design. With multidisciplinary skills, she’s capable to delve into anything from illustration to window displays. Hannah strives to connect communities and ignite cultural, sustainable and humanitarian awareness through everything she creates. She looks forward to being immersed in the arts, expanding her knowledge, using her creativity and allowing her artistic soul to thrive!
Adrian Perez is a recent graduate from the Design for Sustainability program at the Savannah College of Art and Design. His main areas of study include the nature of human settlements, a philosophy of sustainability, and alternative material technologies. Adrian is co-founder of Barbarus, an innovative apparel + accessory company.