Kurt Teichert is Critic in Interior Architecture at RISD and Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies at the Institute for Environment and Society at Brown University. He teaches and advises students on sustainable design, environmental stewardship, urban infrastructure, and transportation technology and policy. Involved in research, design, and construction of high performance educational facilities for over 25 years, Teichert holds a M.Sc. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from Oregon State University and a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College. Teichert teaches Applied Building Systems in the graduate program.