Beth Tauke is Associate Dean in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo - State University of New York, Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture, and Project Director in the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDEA).
Her research focuses on beginning design education and inclusive design’s relationship to the senses. Professor Tauke directs university education activities for the IDEA Center, the leading research center on universal design in the built environment in the U.S. Professor Tauke is a founder and current editor of Universal Design Education Online, the primary website for UD education. Her publications include chapters in The Universal Design Handbook (McGraw Hill), Living for the Elderly (Birkhauser), and Universal Design: Seventeen Ways of Thinking and Teaching (Husbanken) and articles in Building Material, Design Issues, Utopian Studies, Representation, and Foundations in Art, Theory and Criticism. Tauke co-edited Universal Design: New York with Dr. G. Scott Danford, and is currently working on two books, one that addresses the relationship between diversity and design, and another that addresses universal design and sensory issues in housing design.
Beth Tauke is an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture and former Associate Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo – State University of New York. She directs university education activities for the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access, and is one of the founders of Universal Design Education Online and is a principal investigator of the Universal Design Identity Program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Her scholarly research combines the areas of inclusive design, spatial and color perception, and design education. She is co-editor of Diversity and Design: The Journal of Inclusive Design Education. She has published articles in Building Material,Design Issues, Utopian Studies, Representation, Intersight, and Foundations in Art, Theory and Criticism, among others, and co-edited the book Universal Design: New York.
Professor Tauke’s major awards include a National Institute for Architectural Education Award, the American Collegiate Schools of Architecture Robert R. Taylor Award, the Lily Endowment Teaching Fellowship, an NEA Universal Design Leadership Grant, an NEA Creation and Presentation Grant, and the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.