Linda Keane, AIA, is an artist, architect, and design educator who combines an architecture and ecological planning practice, STUDIO 1032, with her partner, Professor Mark Keane, University of Wisconsin -Milwaukee. Together they work with diverse communities on green initiatives along the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor. Professor of Architecture and Environmental Design, she is the founder of the architecture program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Passionate about introducing what design is, what design does, and why it is vital to our sustainable future, she is an advocate for participatory design education. Co-creator and Director of the informal e-Learning NEXT.cc Designopedia awarded an Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture National Creative Achievement Award in Education in 2018, she delivers keynotes and workshops to K-12 students and science, technology, engineering, environment, art and math educators and professionals on the importance of engaging citizens in urban stewardship. She initiated conversations on the Chicago River in a new format, Eco Cruises, encouraging professionals and the public to embrace the importance of healthy water for healthy cities. She swims year-round and kayaks on rivers and lakes weekly!