Elizabeth Debs is a studio critic in the Department of Interior Architecture at RISD. Debs received her Masters of Architecture form Harvard University, Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Art in Philosophy from Vassar College. Prior to joining the department in 2015, Debs worked for many years in the community development sector in Florida and Rhode Island. She is part of the Advisory Group for the AIA Housing Knowledge Community and promotes so-cial equity as an important foundation in design studies. Debs has coordinated the INTAR department charrette, which pairs the talents of RISD with the needs of a community partner.

Liliane Wong is a professor at the Rhode Island School of Design in the Department of Interior Architecture. Wong earned her Master of Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and her BA in Mathematics from Vassar College. Wong's primary focus is the intersection of low-income or homeless peoples with architecture as well as the importance of public engagement in architecture and design. Wong is the co-founder of a yearly architecture journal, IntAR Interventions Adaptive Reuse, as well as the co-author of Libraries: A Design Manual (2016) and contributing author of Designing Interior Architecture and Flexible Composite Materials in Architecture, Construction and Interiors (2013). Wong is author of Adaptive Reuse: Extending the Lives of Buildings. A registered architect in Massachusetts, she has practiced through her own firm, Mahon Wong Associates, as well as with the Boston firms of Perry Dean Rogers and FHCM. Key projects include the American Embassy in Jordan, Montclair Public Library, Hartford Public Library and the design of the Kore Library Furnishings Line.



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