Born in Virginia, raised in New Jersey, I am a graduate of Virginia Tech (Architecture) and the College of William and Mary (History of Art). I have lectured on American urbanism, sustainability, and current issues in design, to public, professional, and academic audiences in the US, Europe and Latin America. I have had the opportunity to serve on several architecture selection committees, most recently for the District of Columbia Public Libraries, and on numerous design awards juries. A former president of Architect/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility, I also served on the board of the National Academy of Environmental Design (NAED), and consulted for the U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s Solar Decathlon. I was awarded the inaugural Vision in Design Award from the Branch Museum of Architecture in 2018, and the Washington Architecture Foundationâ€™s John Wiebenson Award in 2014 for work dedicated to the public interest.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
I have written a few other books--Devil's Workshop: 25 Years of Jersey Devil Architecture, (Princeton Architectural Press) , Tools of the Imagination: Drawing Tools and Technologies from the 18th Century to the Present (also Princeton Architectural Press), Green Community (American Planning Association) and Intelligent Cities (National Building Museum)