Office: ENVD 112
With a belief that students learn best when they feel they are actively working on real life problems, Jade Polizzi’s teaching is primarily about service learning. An alumnus of the Environmental Design Program, Jade has been teaching with ENVD since 2002. Before attending graduate school Jade served at an Americorps VISTA member where she had the job of assistant project manager with Habitat for Humanity, it was then that Jade discovered her talent for teaching and her dedication to affordable housing.
Jade is a licensed architect and teaches a variety of classes including History of the Built Environment, Color Theory, Techniques in ENVD, and all level of Architecture/Environmental Design Studios. Jade is devoted to running design-build classes where students to produce projects that provide a need to a local or regional community partner. Her research is focused on building tectonics and student confidence.