Dean of the Cranbrook Art Academy
Amy Green Deines is the Dean of the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Dean Deines has a diverse design background that builds on her academic training in industrial design and architecture. Her teaching and research interests stem from an inter-disciplinary approach that seeks to encompass both visual communications and the built environment with a specific focus on design, mapping, urban design and new technologies. Dean Deines is an architect and founder of detroitSHOP, a transdisciplinary integrated design studio for Lawrence Technological University based out of Detroit. Deines has written and been the recipient of multiple grants in order to facilitate her Detroit initiatives.
Dean Deines has presented her work and lectured at numerous universities and conferences throughout the United States and Europe. She is a professional designer with experience in both the public and private sectors, specializing in architecture, graphic design, and urban design. She has been involved in numerous prototypical projects, four of which have attained United States Patents focusing on technology and customization within point of purchase environments. She is an Associate Member of the AIA, NCIDQ, IIDA, and NOMA as well as an ACSA counselor.