Beth Ferguson, IDSA
Assistant Professor of Design, UC Davis
IDSA Women in Design Advisory Council, 2021-22
Beth Ferguson is an Assistant Professor of Design at UC Davis. She is an ecological designer whose practice blends industrial design with sustainable transportation, solar engineering, climate resiliency, and public engagement.
She is the founder of the Adapting City Lab, whose work includes micromobility systems, sustainable product design, and resiliency planning for a changing climate. She also the director of Sol Design Lab, a design/build studio that specializes in solar charging stations, and was awarded the Austin Green Award in 2017 for the Austin Energy Electric Drive Solar Kiosk. She participated in the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge with the interdisciplinary team Public Sediment, which won the Honor Award for Analysis and Planning from the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Best Places Award from the Environmental Design Research Association in 2019. Her interdisciplinary work has been exhibited at the Exploratorium Museum and the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum.