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Associate Professor Paul Long earned a Masters of Architecture from the University of Idaho and Masters of Science in City Design and Social Science from the London School of Economics (LSE). He is a Colorado registered architect, LEED AP, and IFMA certified Facility Management Professional (FMP) and Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP). He brings to the program a multidisciplinary understanding of the built environment that sees design as a mode of research and practice that shapes the environment and connects the physical, economic, and social underpinnings of society. His graduate research at LSE examined the effectiveness of sustainability assessments to facilitate holistic sustainable development. At Ferris, he has expanded this research to include an investigation into sustainable design and construction methodologies that allows for the future adaptive reuse of new-build construction. He has also directed student research on the accuracy of digital daylight modeling and an analysis of industry standard sustainability assessment methods. Prior to joining Ferris State University, Paul worked for eight years with Chamberlin Architects, PC, where much of his work focused on sustainable design and historic preservation projects for various federal agencies. Paul is committed to sustainable design both professionally and personally and strives to apply sustainable principles in the classroom and on all of his professional projects.