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Renowned Design Professional To Talk 'Humanitarian Engineering'

February 3, 2011 – As part of its Distinguished Speaker Series, Collin College will welcome nationally-acclaimed designer Emily Pilloton from 7-9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 17. The event is free and open to the public.

Pilloton is the founder and director of Project H Design, a nonprofit organization that creates and builds a number of design initiatives around the country.

Project H Design focuses on designing and building community projects to promote education in the United States, especially in rural areas. The organization also created the Learning Landscape, an active educational playground that promotes more outdoor learning. Other initiatives include therapeutic spaces in foster care centers in Austin, public school curriculum in New York and a homeless-run design enterprise in Los Angeles.

In addition to her work with Project H Design, Pilloton's served as the managing editor for www.inhabit.com, founder and proprietor of Emily Pilloton Furniture Design, and has taught at the Illinois Institute of Art and the School of Art Institute in Chicago.

Pilloton's presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

It will take place at the Living Legends Conference Center located at the Collin College Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano.

Visit www.collin.edu/academics/csce/DistinguishedSpeakerSeries.html for more information.

Collin College serves more than 51,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.