I love architecture, and have always seen it as a built portion of a larger world, where inside and outside are inherently linked. Good architecture is vital because it affects the quality of our lives. It does more than provide a backdrop for our special events, it also colors our everyday experiences.
All of my life goals have revolved around the natural environment and quality place-making. Educated at University of Oregon, my eco-friendly approach to design was fully internalized long ago, well before the current interest in sustainable architecture. (A long overdue, but very much welcomed, design movement.)
I enjoy sketching, design, writing, reading—literature, philosophy, science, history—teaching, traveling, cooking, gardening, and spending quality time with children, animals and important causes (education, environment, health and wellbeing…).
I have written two books on architectural design principles, that are part of a series called Simple Rules for Architects & Designers that you can check out here if you are interested.