Meredith Banasiak, M.Arch. EDAC is a Senior Instructor in the Program in Environmental Design at the University of Colorado. Meredith’s research and teaching interest lies in examining the connection between the environment, body and brain using the lens of cognitive science in order to inform design applications which support human functionality, both physical and cognitive. Meredith was a former Research Assistant with the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA) is a current member of ANFA’s Advisory Council. In 2012, she launched Humans and Buildings Laboratory (HabLab), a research group committed to studying interactions between people and environmental settings established with funding from a University of Colorado Innovative Seed Grant Program award. Meredith facilitates an evidence-based approach to integrate design and research in her ENVD courses.