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Meghan Mick

Published June 14, 2020

Assistant Professor
Department of Interior Architecture and Design

Contact

mmick@fsu.edu

Website:
RedDirtDiscoveries.org

Areas of Responsibility

Undergraduate and graduate teaching; research; service

Biography

Meghan Mick is an Assistant Professor at Florida State University with a diverse background in design practice, a registered Landscape Architect, and LEED and WELL accredited professional. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, she worked in graphic design and advertising. Her interest in natural science and love of design led her to graduate school at the College of Design at NC State University for a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture. She worked in practice (landscape architecture, exhibit design, graphic design) for over 15 years with a focus on connecting people to nature and place through design. Meghan is also an advocate for equitable access and exposure to nature for the benefit of human and planetary health. She believes that public spaces have an important role to play in the human relationship with nature.

Education

B.A. Fine Arts, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 1998

M.L.A. Landscape Architecture, College of Design, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 2006

Teaching Areas

Sustainable Design
Environmental Design and Graphics
Social & Psychological Aspects of Design
3d rendering (Revit and Lumion)
First Pro Graduate studio

Research Areas

Design to cultivate the connection between people and place for improved well-being, resilience, and quality of life; Liminal spaces; Sustainable (Responsible) design; Biomimicry and Biophilic Design for nature connection and health; Environmental Graphics; Design for ecoliteracy; Outdoor learning spaces; School design for mental health, Importance of context in design

Select Scholarly/Creative Works & Awards

  • Project Manager/Lead Designer for the Trust for Public Land Florida Coastal Access Program Parks:
    •  Island View Park, Innerarity Point Park, Captain Leonard Destin Park, and Lynn Haven Bayou Park & Preserve
    • Discovery at Cascades
    • HOPE Community Playscape
    • Healing Garden, Ronald McDonald House of Tallahassee
  • 2021 Frederic B. Stresau Award, The Captain Leonard Destin Park, Florida ASLA
  • 2020 Merit Award, General Design, Captain Leonard Destin Park, South Carolina ASLA
  • Mick, M. (May 2021–Aug 2021). Inside Out: Assessing and Designing Outdoor Spaces for Teaching and Learning in a Post-Pandemic Campus Environment. Funded by Florida State University, Council on Research and Creativity. Total award $20,000.
  • Mick, M., Sickler, S., & Young, C. (accepted). Inclusive Engagement: Planting the Seed for a More Diverse Future of Design. Presentation to be given at Conference on Landscape Architecture, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), San Francisco, California. (National)
  • Mick, M. (presented 2022). Learning Outside the Box: A Methodology to Assess Outdoor Spaces for Higher Education. Presentation at Conference on Academic Research in Education (CARE), University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV) College of Education, Virtual. (National)

Additional Scholarly/Creative Works & Awards

  • Mick, M. (presented 2021, December). Taking it Outside: Lessons Learned from Historic and Contemporary Outdoor Learning Environments for Improved Health in a Post-Covid World. Presentation at Environments by Design: Health Wellbeing and Place, AMPS (Architecture, Media, Politics, Society), Virtual. (International)
  • Mick, M. (presented 2021, March). Contextures: Context and Meaning in Materials. Presentation at 2021 Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Annual Meeting, Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC), Virtual. (National)
  • Kalbli, Shawn, & Mick, Meghan. (Presented 2019, August). 21st Century Parks: Leveraging Public Infrastructure Investment to Create a Sense of Place. Presentation at the Florida Recreation & Parks Association Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida. (Statewide)
  • Mick, Meghan, & Hattaway, Doug (The Trust for Public Land). (Presented 2018, August). Placemaking Partnerships: How Four Florida Communities Got New Parks. Presentation at the Florida Recreation & Parks Association Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida. (Statewide)Mick, Meghan, & Hill-Binkley, Sandy. (Presented 2012, April). Natural Playground Design: Maximizing Creative Opportunities Outside. National Head Start Association Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. (National)
  • Green Business of the Year, Finalist, Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce (2010).
  • Mick, Meghan, & Milburn, Lee-Anne. (Presented by Milburn, L.A. 2006, June). Sustainable Water-Ground Relationships: Shifting Dynamics Between Humans and Ecology in Urban Stream Systems. Poster presentation at Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Annual Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia. (International)
  • Glaxo Smith Kline Fellowship; Summer Internship, North Carolina Museum of Art (2004).

Professional Certifications and Associations

  • WELL Accredited Professional, January 2022
  • Registered Landscape Architect (FL), November 2021
  • Full Member, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) 2006-Present
  • LEED Accredited Professional, July 2007