Neal Overstrom

Biologist, designer and educator Neal Overstrom has been director of the Nature Lab since 2010. He earned a BS in Biology from the University of Connecticut, an MA in Zoology from Connecticut College and an MA in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. Before coming to RISD, Overstrom held senior positions in exhibit development, zoological management and aquatic animal research at Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut.

Wintersession 2018 Courses

  • INTAR-2122-01 Designing With Nature: Best Practices From Restorative, Regenerative, and Biophilic Design

Spring 2018 Courses

  • GRAD-146G-01 Biodesign Studio
  • MA, Connecticut College
  • MLA, University of Massachusetts -


Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Experimental and Foundation Studies Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graduate Studies Graphic Design History of Art + Visual Culture History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Landscape Architecture Literary Arts + Studies Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Textiles