Toby Israel, Ph.D., Intrigues Her Audience With A Dive Into Their Design Psychology

December 15, 2023

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Toby Israel, Ph.D., Intrigues Her Audience With A Dive Into Their Design Psychology

On Monday, December 11, 2023, Toby Israel, Ph.D., presented a lecture on Design Psychology and her new book Designing-Women’s Lives to a varied audience of AIA members, designers, students and faculty at Kean University, Michael Graves College. The event was produced by the AIA New Jersey Equity in Architecture Committee. Committee chair Stacey Ruhle Kliesch, AIA, introduced Israel.  
As a national and international keynote speaker or small group presenter, Dr. Toby Israel hopes to spread the word about Designing-Women’s Lives via her interactive lectures and workshops. 
To learn more or to arrange for a presentation to your group, feel free to contact Dr. Israel by email or phone:
Tel:( 609) 683-1317
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“One of the best, most relevant speakers I have encountered in . . . years.” – Boston Residential Design and Construction (participant evaluation) 
A unique and seminal architectural study. . . . ‘Designing-Women’s Lives’ must be considered as a core and invaluable addition to personal, professional, corporate, college, and university library Contemporary Architecture collections and supplemental curriculum studies lists.” – Midwest Book Review
Thank you to our colleagues at Kean University for assisting with all of the arrangements for this special event, especially Heba Samuel, Rose Gonnella and Dean David Mohney, FAIA. 
Toby Israel, Ph.D. Biography
Toby Israel, Ph.D. is the founder of Design Psychology, a field that continues to gain international attention, including in the L.A., N.Y. and Financial Times, CBS Sunday Morning, NPR’s “Talk of the Nation,” and “Radio Times.” Trained as an Environmental Psychologist, Dr. Israel is a multi-disciplinary professional with experience in design, psychology, the arts and education who applies scholarship to the “real world” practice of design.
She has served as an environmental consultant in the USA and UK including as head of design research for LRK Architects and director of the Visual Arts Program for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. She is a former Associate Professor at Britain’s University of Lincoln’s School of Architecture. On her mission to deeply connect people and place, she likewise writes Psychology Today’s “Design on My Mind” blog and works directly with designers and clients. Her groundbreaking approach is described in her books, Some Place Like Home: Using Design Psychology to Create Ideal Places and Designing-Women’s Lives: Transforming Place and Self.

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