This seminar promotes the discussion of contemporary issues in design and advanced interior design and architectural theory and criticism conducted through case studies, readings from modern commentary and research. Individuals from industry will be invited to participate in panel discussions on contemporary topics offering students opportunities for interaction with practicing professionals. Topics for discussion will also include global theories referencing concepts for improvement of not only the profession but of society on a global level. Micro trends, aging in place and sustainable environments are additional topics that will be explored. Course will include lecture, panel discussions, field trips and workshops.