Sheryl Kasak is the founder of Interim Design, an architectural, interior design and research practice based on her undergraduate thesis at the Rhode Island School of Design, "An Interim Architecture" which addressed the 15-Year War in Lebanon and the promised redevelopment of the Beirut city center. Her practice and research continue to focus on investigations based upon the communication of information through developing and everyday technologies, spatial design, and the notion that we are all living in an interim state, one which is constantly evolving and reacting to our surroundings and our actions. Sheryl is currently working on research and project proposals which engage our relationship to, and need for both technology and the extreme absence of technology. Kasak delights in the call to collaborate with colleagues from RISD and GSAPP, most recently, Thomas Beckman, Poonam Khanna and Cary Paik. Sheryl has represented Atelier Christian de Portzamparc [for US projects] and has worked for I.M. Pei and Rafael Vigñoly; she held the winning entry for the international theoretical competition, Unbuilt Architecture with her Lightninghouse design in 1994, has been published several times in Abstract and most recently in RIDE [risk dare experiement] :ON by Pratt Institute. Sheryl was awarded a CIDA Innovation in Interior Design Merit Award and has been selected to present her research and academic pedagogy at National and International conferences. A committed and passionate educator, Sheryl is an adjunct associate professpr at Pratt Institute in the Department of Interior Design where she teaches at the undergraduate and graduate level, and an adjunct assistant professor at COlumbia University GSAPP, where she teaches introduction to Architecture Design Studio at the graduate level.