Architect David L. Andersen to Create Ecolodge Course

Architect David L. Andersen to Create Ecolodge Course

ecolodge courseArchitect David L. Andersen to Create Ecolodge Course


The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) is enthusiastic to announce that the architect David L. Andersen of Andersen By Design LLC will be creating the Ecolodge elective course in the Certificate in Sustainable Tourism Management program.  The certificate, which is awarded jointly by George Washington University (GWU), offers students and professionals in tourism an excellent opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills in sustainable practices.


David L. Andersen AIA has been a leader in sustainable design since 1984. He was the architect and master planner for Lapa Rios Ecolodge in Costa Rica, which has been the gold standard in ecolodge design. The architecture of Lapa Rios uniquely combines environmental concerns, community well-being and tourism in a design formula that has proven to be financially viable model for well over 20 years.


David's work embraces rich cultural tapestry of indigenous people as well as goals of the scientific community to build a sustainable relationship based on enhanced knowledge of natural resources. His current project is a Forest Ecology Lab in northern Costa Rica affiliated with the University of Costa Rica School of Medicine and the Curry Lab at the University of Wisconsin. 


Interested in taking the course? Find more details here.


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The Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference will highlight global challenges and local opportunities, supporting sustainable development of tourism and promoting solutions that balance conservation, communities and sustainable travel.

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