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Awards

NEXT.cc Creative Director inducted as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects
AIA Illinois Nathan Clifford Ricker Education Award 2019
National Association of Collegiate Schools Creative Achievement in Education Award 2018
National Environmental Education Foundation Green STEM Innovator 2012
Union of International Architects Architecture + Children Golden Cubes 2011
Wisconsin Arts Board Creative Communities Grant 2011
USGBC Excellence in Green Building Education Award 2009
SAIC Presidential Urban Engagement Award 2009
American Architectural Foundation Merit Award 2009
National Endowment for the Arts Design Education Award 2008
American Architectural Foundation Merit Award 2006

2021 In the News

Creativity Director induction into Fellowship in the American Institute of Architects
The Future is Us, SAIC FALL 21 NEXT.cc Creative Director talks about future of architecture/design education
Meet the Faculty, Linda Nelson Keane, FAIA
STEAM Ahead- STEM is so Yesterday!
Creative DIrector interviewed by Ponics Project
NAEA DIG Design STUDIO CHAT LEARNING ANYWHERE ANYTIME CREATING CONNECTIONS

2020 In the News

Connecciones de Creatividad
UWM Press Creativity Connections in the Time of Covid
CREATIVITY CONNECTIONS 2020

2019 In the News

ARCHITECT FUTURES: Design For The New Generation
NSTA Educating Students About Civil Engineering: Exploring Careers
Teens As Citizen Scientists CLX
Chicago Eco Cruises
Happy New Year 2019!

2018 In the News

Solving Civic Issues Locally For National Change
NSTA Science and Civic Literacy: NEXT.cc Water Workshops
NEXT.cc new Partner with Career In STEM
NEXT.cc provides Award Winning Resource for Education
Happy New Year 2018

Videos

TEDx STEAM by Design
Define, Design, Build Process
Design is Our Nature: Disseminating Design Education
Design is Our World
K12 Online Triple Threat: Linda Keane Interview by Carol Broos, Golden Apple Foundation
Green Imagination
Meet Designers
STEM to STEAM

Workshop Videos

Biomimicry Workshop, Escuela Verde PBL Charter
Creativity in the Classroom
Design As Nature, Froebel USA International
Design As Nature Workshop: Esceula Verde PBL Charter
Forming, Fanning, Folding & Flying FUN!!!
Green Cities 16
Green Cities 15
Green Your School: Wedgewood International
MNI WICONI WATER IS LIFE ECO Park
Nature Play Project: Notre Dame Elementary
Nature Play Project
Silver City Placemaking
Sustainability Design Hack
Water Workshop III Life On, Along, Above & Below the River
Water Workshop IV Freshwater and Me

Publications

STEAM by Design
Download the complete Design and Technology Education: An International Journal 21.1

Design THIS Place: Built Environment Education

Designing Design Education, DDEI India(2013)

Eco Literacy: Greening Public Imagination
Design Principles and Practices, an International Journal 4.4 (2010)
Download at Common Ground: Design Principles and Practices, An International Journal

The Aesthetics of Sustainability and the Ethical Imagination (2008) (PDF)

NEXT.cc Book III Eco Literacy and Design of the World coming fall of 2020
NEXT.cc Book II What Design Is What Design Does and Why Design is Important 2009

NEXT.cc Book 1 2002 (out of print)

Past NEWS

2017 In the News
SAIC Graduate Viewbook
Happy New Year 2017

2016 In the News
Autodesk Designer Interview: Linda Keane, Pairing Architecture and Design Education
High School Students Explore Careers in Architecture
Sustainability Design Hack: Smart Grid and Energy Use Awarenessby Daniel Tamayo, CPL You Media
Happy New Year 2016

2015 In the News
Smart Grid Challengeby Daniel Tamayo
Happy New Year 2015

2014 In the News
Happy New Year 2014
Reimagining School: Why Creativity and Innovation Matter
NEXT.cc Press Release: Reimagining Tomorrow Today: The Role of Collaboration in Creativity Education
STEAM by Design Edutopia STEM Group

2013 In the News
Happy New Year 2013
TEDx STEAM by Design Design as Nature, Froebel USA International Froebel USA International Interview with Linda Keane, AIA, Director Integral Design Leadership TEDx Milwaukee STEAM by Design Press

2012 In the News
Doug Haller’s STEM to STEAM Blog NEXT.cc a GREEN S.T.E.M. Innovator, National Environmental Education Foundation NEXT.cc Environmental Stewardship Network The Making of an Architect Processes of Inquiry: Art, Science and A Culture of Innovation, SAIC President Walter Massey NEXT.cc Art of Science Learning Keynote by Dr. Walter Massey

2011 In the News
Spring 2011 NEWS PDF
NEXT.cc serves on Milwaukee Creative Alliance Creativity Education Council
Eco Design.CA reports on Architecture and Children Work Program 1st Golden Cubes Award
NEXT.cc Eco Web recognized internationally with Honorable Mention in UIA Architecture and Children Programs
Union of International Architects Media Education Award Press
PR NEWSWIRE U.S. Nominees Selected for UIA Golden Cubes International Awards Program Celebrating K-12 Architecture Education Programs
AAO Association of Architecture Organizations NEXT.cc national selection for the UIA Golden Cubes International Awards Program Celebrating K-12 Architecture Education
NEXT.cc + Chicago Schools

2010 In the News
Spring 2010 NEWS PDF
United States Green Building Council Excellence in Green Building Education PDF
Chicago’s Burnham 100 Educators Resource Guide

2009 In the News
Spring 2009 NEWS PDF
NEXT.cc receives NEA Design Innovation Award
ACSA News K12 Programs on the Rise in Schools (PDF)

2008 In the News
Chicago-based Efforts at the Forefront of K-12 Design Education and Environmental Stewardship PDF
Metal Architecture

2007 In the News
Spring 2007 NEWS PDF fzine Interview of NEXT.cc Director, Linda Keane PDF

2006 In the News
American Architecture Foundation Aesthetics of Sustainability