Texas Tech University

Lori Ryker, Ph.D.


Ph.D., Texas A&M University
M. Arch, Harvard Graduate School of Design
BED, Texas A&M University

Lori Ryker is based in the Yellowstone region. She is an award winning, nationally recognized designer, educator, artist, author, and advocate for ecological literacy. She is the founder and director of Artemis Institute, and founder of the design practice studioryker. Lori is committed to illuminating our need to understand the relationship between culture and the natural world in order to bring about more thoughtful and life-long practices toward the Earth and all who live here.

Lori's work focuses on this commitment by integrating inclusive and sustainable thinking and encouraging mindful human interaction with nature through built and unbuilt environments. This vision actively unfolds through her design practice, the programs she develops including Remote Studio and the urban art-activism project wildlifes. She has also written three books, published numerous essays and speaks nationally and internationally about the concepts and issues surrounding sustainability, poetic thinking, creative process, beauty, and integrity of place.


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