Eva L. Maddox
University of Cincinnati, BSDE, Interior Design, 1966
University of Cincinnati, Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, 2006
Eva L. Maddox graduated from the UC College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning with a Bachelors of Science in Design in 1966. She has been an ardent supporter of the University and DAAP in many ways, including sponsorship of scholarships and academic programs at UC. She has served on DAAP's Alumni Governing Board for more than 15 years and is a member of DAAP's Advisory Board for the Center for the Study of the Practice of Architecture. In 2001, Maddox joined the UC Foundation Board of Trustees. She is chair of the Downtown Chicago Committee for UC, a member of the UC Alumni Association, and has hosted a DAAP alumnae event in Chicago. In 2006, in recognition of Ms. Maddox's many contributions, the University of Cincinnati presented her with an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts.
CAREER & AFFILIATIONS
Ms. Maddox is recognized internationally as a visionary design theorist and practitioner who has reshaped not only her profession but also the field of education within the industry. From 1975-2002, she served as founder and leader of her own renowned design firm, Eva Maddox Associates. During this time, Ms. Maddox gained recognition for the creation of Branded Environments™ , a research-based design approach that identifies and integrates a client's DNA into tangible brand expressions, experiences and environments. In 1994, she co-founded Chicago's alternative design school, Archeworks, dedicated to the development of design systems for people who are most in need. The mission of this not-for-profit school is to address real-life social needs of communities through a multidisciplinary approach that provides solutions through groundbreaking design. In 2002, she merged her firm with Perkins + Will, an international architectural firm, and is now Principal of Perkins + Will/EvaMaddox Branded Environments™ , with a focus on the integration of brand strategy, marketing communications, environmental graphics, and architecture.
In addition to her outstanding service to the University of Cincinnati, Ms. Maddox is equally dedicated to her Chicago community. Named "Chicagoan of the Year" by Chicago Magazine in 2002, she is active in many civic organizations including the International Women's Forum, The Architectural Society of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Economic Club, the World Future Society, and is past Chair of the Chicago Network. She has received more than 80 awards for design excellence including the 2000 Star Award (International Interior Design Association) and numerous awards from the American Institute of Architects and the American Society ofinterior Designers. Ms. Maddox was honored by the International Women's Forum "Women Who Make a Difference" in 2004 with recognition as a Pioneer in Design. In 1992, she was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame and, in 1999, she was inducted into the International Interior Design College of Fellows.
Most recently, Ms. Maddox was designated a 2007 and 2008 Purpose Prize Fellow by Civic Ventures, a national think tank and program incubator, for her vision and leadership within Archeworks. The Purpose Prize is a three-year, $9 million program investing in Americans over age 60 who are leading a new age of innovation to solve critical social problems in the second half of life.