Saglinda H. Roberts, MS


Sustainable Design + Development, Historic Architecture, Phenomenology, Social, Cultural + Historic influences of the built environment, Urban Planning, Biophilia


Rock Climbing, Hiking, Biking, Yoga, Gardening, Historic Architecture, Traveling


Professor Roberts is an interior designer and educator who joined the IAR program in 2019. She is NCIDQ certified, a LEED Green Associate, and a certified interior designer in the state of New Jersey. Before moving to academia, she spent over 25 years as the Director of Interior Architecture where she won numerous local and AIA design awards. She is passionate about architecture and its ability to transform lives and communities. She has published several books and articles on holistic integrated sustainable design and is currently working on a Healthcare Studio Textbook. She is also the founder and principal consultant at SH Roberts Sustainable Architectural Consulting, a firm focusing on bridging the gap between traditional aesthetics and restorative, comprehensive, integral sustainable design.


  • MS Sustainable Design, Jefferson University, 2013


  • Sustainable Design Basics with Sharon Jaffe, Rob Fleming and Mark Karlen, Wiley Publishing, 2020
  • Sustainable Design for the Built Environment with Rob Fleming, Routledge Publishing, 2019
  • Chap 3 Principles of Sustainable Structures in Special Structural Topics, edited by Paul W McMullin, Jonathan S Price, Routledge Publishing, 2017
  • The Implications of Integral Theory on Sustainable Design. Masters of Science Sustainable Design, Jefferson, (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) Master’s Thesis. ProQuest 2013


  • Addressing Sustainability, Wellbeing, Social Equity and Resilience at the Schematic Design Level. Tulsa, Oklahoma, National Interior Design Education Council National Conference (IDEC), March 2020. Double-blind Peer Review
  • Liberty Farms Sustainable Master Plan.  Jackson, Tennessee, University + College Designers Association (UCDA), May 2019. Double-blind Peer Review
  • Integral Theory as a Holistic Analysis Framework for Sustainable Design. Chicago, IL, National Interior Design Education Council National Conference (IDEC), March 2017. Double-blind Peer Review
  • Smart Cities and Sustainability. Newark, NJ, New Jersey Technology Commission, Qinghai Delegation from China, July 21, 2016, Invited
  • Exploring the Psychological, Aesthetic and Phenomenological Qualities of Wood.  Bronx Zoo, NYC, Wood at Work: Elegant Strategies for Architecture, City-Building and Forest Conservation, Oct 2015, Invited
  •  Integral Theory as a Framework for Sustainable Education and Professional Practice. Honolulu, HI, Hawaii University International Conferences - Arts Humanities Science Education, January 2015. Double-blind Peer Review


  • U.S. Green Building Council, LEED Green Associate | ID#0010929908 | 2014 - Present
  • International Interior Design Association, (IIDA) | ID#1111811 | 2020 – Present
  • Green Building Alliance, (GBA) | 2019 - Present


  • New Jersey State Board of Architects Interior Design Certification | ID#21ID00042200 | 2007 - Present   
  • National Council for Interior Design Qualifications, (NCIDQ) | ID#008487 | 1988 - Present 


  • Program Reviewer | Greenbuild International Conference and Expo | September 2015
  • Practicum Grader | NCIDQ Qualification Exam | Spring Session 2011
  • Exhibitor | Art Institute of Pittsburgh Alumni Exhibit | November 2006
  • Designer + Collaborator | Numerous AIA & Local Design Awards | November 1984 - August 2012