Inspire Conference

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Date(s) - 07/06/2019
All Day


The Conference

Inspire 2019 will focus on our vision for the 2020 academic year and having 20/20 vision, collaborating across departments and divisions, to do more for our WNMU students! What are you doing to make a difference for our students, staff & faculty in the 2020 year? Let’s Inspire each other, to think clearer visions for 2020, and utilize collaboration to make things happen at WNMU! How is your area working with others, across campus, to impact the upcoming year for students, staff and faculty? Share your 20/20 visions with us at the Inspire Conference on June 7th!


Tim Castillo, Inspire Keynote Speaker

Tim B. Castillo is a native of Silver City and an Associate Professor of Architecture and the Associate Dean at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico. This year he was appointed Special Advisor to the Provost to explore the opportunity for a new Design Innovation campus in Santa Fe. Professor Castillo holds degrees from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation and the University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning.

Professor Castillo co-founded the Finding Rural/Plata Studio design program. The program was established as a partnership between Western New Mexico University, the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico and the School of Architecture at Woodbury University to collaborate with the community of Grant County and Silver City to explore how architecture and design play a role in economic development.

He has been recognized nationally and internationally, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) as the National New Faculty Teacher in 2007.  Professor Castillo was formerly the Director of the Art, Research, Technology and Science Laboratory an interdisciplinary digital media laboratory at UNM.  The lab was selected by the International Digital Media Association of Arts as the national digital media laboratory of the year in 2013.

Professor Castillo’s work continues to focus on collaborative methodologies and pursue culture, space and emergent technologies as a driving force for the future.


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