...My new book "Buildings are for People: Human Ecological Design" will be released Spring 2016. It explores the interactions of the built environment with people and the natural environment, formulating a new approach to the process of conceiving architectural design. The book speaks to all those concerned with architecture's impact on people, our communities and our ecosystem, the state of building worldwide. More than 100 of my photographs and diagrams illustrate the concepts and methodology. Visually articulating the good and the bad, they encourage building designs that are sensitive to people, program and habitat - people-friendly and environment-friendly architecture. More info at http://www.human-ecological-design.com .
...Guest Lectured "Collaborative Sustainable Building Practice" (DEA 6250) at Cornell's Dept of Design & Environmental Analysis. The lecture on REALITY & SUSTAINABLE DESIGN was attended primarily by graduate students studying architecture, sustainable building and policy. The topic addressed the question: How Sustainable is Sustainable Design.
...The Ring, an experiential Green Design proposal for a Louisville Children's Museum.
...I visited CORNELL to give the Guest Lecture DESIGN + GREEN BUILDING in Design and Environmental Analysis. I was very impressed by Cornell's DEA program and the College of Human Ecology. This is an important transdisciplinary program which I urge everyone to learn about. They are doing amazing things that bring architecture, engineering and the sciences together through the lens of Human Ecology.
...Terrain House 800: a non-invasive sustainable accessory "add-on" housing concept for Cape Cod.
..."Chicago's Spire Remains Hole in the Ground ", Wall Street Journal May 2, renews interest in ShortList_0 Design Group's Solar Spiral urban infill thinking.
...Concept to Sustainably repurpose urban piers
...New K-12 circulation and sustainability concepts