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Webinar: ART+Science

When: January 25, 2018
Time: 11:00am Pacific
Price: FREE


1 unit EDAC continuing education
1 unit AIA continuing education

CEU forms available for download during webinar.

Download webinar flyer here.


Art and Science.  In their finest expressions, they are one and the same. We face complex problems and no single approach can provide all the answers.  One cannot be a socially responsible designer or scientist without using both intuition and research. This presentation will cite historical and contemporary examples of individuals who support their simultaneous use to achieve creativity. The presentation will include a discussion of the definitions of art and science and the nature of the human mind.


As a part of our 25th anniversary celebration, we are offering this webinar with the 2017 Changemaker Award winner, 
Dr. Shepley, free of charge




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Learning Objectives

  • Participants will become aware of the relationship between art and science from ancient times to the present.

  • Participants will explore the definitions of art and science.

  • Participants will become exposed to theories regarding the nature of the human mind relative to the debate regarding the meaning of art and science.

  • Participants will evaluate themselves on the spectrum of artistic orientation versus scientific orientation.


Presenting Faculty

Mardelle Shepley, MArch, MA, DArch, EDAC, FAIA, FACHA, LEED BD+C, Professor and Chair, Department of Design + Analysis, Cornell University

Dr. Mardelle McCuskey Shepley, B.A., M.Arch., M.A., D.Arch., is a professor at Cornell University and chair of the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis. She is Associate Director in the Cornell Institute for Health Futures. Previously she served a professor at Texas A&M University (TAMU) and was director of the TAMU Center for Health Systems & Design from 2004-2014. Mardelle is a fellow in the American Institute of Architects and the American College of Healthcare Architects. She is LEED and EDAC certified.

Dr. Shepley has authored/co-authored six books, including Healthcare Environments for Children and their Families (1998), A Practitioner’s Guide to Evidence-based Design (2008), Design for Critical Care (2009), Health Facility Evaluation for Design Practitioners (2010)Design for Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care (2014), and Design for Mental & Behavioral Health (2017). Her papers have been published in Healthcare Management Review, Indoor and Built Environment, Journal of Perinatology, Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning, Health Environments Design & Research, World Health Design, Children, Youth & Environments, Journal of Housing for the Elderly, Journal of Environmental Psychology, General Hospital Psychiatry, Building Research Information, Evidence-based Medicine, Journal of Applied Gerontology, Journal of Interior Design, Child Health Care, Senor Housing & Care, Environment & Behavior, Perceptual & Motor Skills, among other peer-reviewed venues. To enhance the link between research and practice, Dr. Shepley worked 16 years in practice prior to joining TAMU, and has served as a consultant to architectural firms regularly since 2000. She is founder of ART+Science, design research consultants.