SAY IT LOUD - Nebraska Exhibitor
Nebraska Based Designer
Who or what inspires you professionally?
I am inspired because what we do makes a signif- icant impact on people’s lives. We spend a great deal of time inside, so the design of buildings (that people work, live, and play in) plays a huge role in the comfort and well-being of people.
MICHELLE L EBLE-HANKINS
The great designer, Michelle Eble-Hankins, PhD, PE, LC, hasworked in the lighting industry for almost 25 years. She currently splits her time between designing lighting systems for buildings at Alvine Engineering and teaching the next generationof Engineers in the Architectural Engineering (AE) program at the University of Nebraska. Her undergraduate degree in AE from Kansas State University ignited her passion for lighting design. She is married with two sons, and lives in Omaha, Nebraska.
How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?
In high school, I had the opportunity to take a drafting class, which I loved. I learned about Architectural Engineering, which combines drafting with hard-core engineering, and I was hooked. In college, I discovered my passion for lighting.