...Dear colleagues, I am happy to report that my new book Buildings Are for People - Human Ecological Design (978-0993370618) is finally restocked and readily available worldwide from Amazon and Barnes & Noble and from book sellers worldwide. The book challenges the way we approach sustainable design and the human interface. It encourages building designs that are sensitive to people, program and habitat, providing a methodology for conceiving architectural design that responds to such a matrix of inputs. More than 100 of my photographs and drawings illustrate the text. For those interested in getting sustainable design and human friendly design right, it offers a new perspective, a dose of reality and a path forward. If you would like to order a copy, click the links above. For more info, go to www.buildings-are-for-people.com . The book was published by Libri Publishing, originally released in the US on July 1, 2016.
..."Buildings are for People" has been released, available on Amazon in both the USA and UK. It provides an approach to building design that is sensitive to people, program and habitat - people-friendly and environment-friendly architecture. More than 100 of my photographs and diagrams illustrate the concepts discussed and the methodology, visually articulating the good and the bad. More info at http://www.human-ecological-design.com
...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