Owen Foster, IDSA
SHIFT and Aether Global Learning
With his diverse background in architecture, landscape, environmental and industrial design, Owen Foster, IDSA, has worked on projects ranging from small consumer goods to complete green municipal environments. He has held positions such as design director for product design and manufacturing companies; co-founder of Fulcrum Collaborative; and East Coast landscape architect representative for Monrovia Nurseries.
Foster held ID professorships at Auburn University and the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and served as ID chair and professor at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). He facilitated more than 20 cross-disciplinary collaborative studio projects with Fortune 500 companies and guided international study abroad programs in Ireland, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. Foster is co-founder of SHiFT Design Camp and Aether Global Learning. He was honored with IDSA's Education Award in 2015.