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The time for “Do less harm” has passed. It’s time for the beginning of being; the beginning of a Living Future. Join us next April for Living Future 2015. We’ll explore a genuine sense of place and community as the bellwether of truly restorative design.

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Thursday, April 2 • 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Design-Worthy: Articulating the Links between Cost, Quality and Social Responsibility

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A friend of mine working in Haiti recently asked, “How can westerners protest working conditions for the third-world poor when they are the ones creating demand for cheap objects?” Too often we separate ourselves from our own roles in cause and effect related to consumer power and socially responsible purchasing. This is particularly relevant to the interior design community, including clients and students. We’re often conflicted about product cost in the face of issues such as homelessness, but I contend that this does not have to be the case.

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avatar for Beth Marie Miller

Beth Marie Miller

Assistant Professor, Seattle Pacific University
Beth Marie Miller, NCIDQ certificate number 018834, LEED-AP, has taught interior design at Seattle Pacific University for 13 years, and been a partner in Miller Interior Design with her husband for 10 years. Her passion for environmental responsibility has led her to incorporate sustainability issues into every course she teaches, including courses in the university’s common curriculum as well as those limited to interior design majors. Her... Read More →
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Keith E. Miller

Principal Interior Designer, Miller Interior Design
Keith lives and works in downtown Seattle, Washington with his wife, artist|writer|educator|designer Beth Marie Miller. Keith has operated Miller Interior Design since 1995. His award-winning creativity has attracted the attention of clients with a vast array of taste preferences and project requirements. In 1993, Keith received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Housing and Interior Design from the University of Kentucky, a four-year professional... Read More →



Thursday April 2, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Ballard Room Sheraton Hotel

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