The world’s only Frank Lloyd Wright gas station and I share the same hometown. I ended up in Mies van der Rohe’s one room school house in Chicago.

My personal interest in architecture and design is both broad and deep. While studying architecture, I explored materials, structure, personal and public space. Along with my classmates, I spent one year of studio developing a sustainable plan for a Chicago neighborhood that incorporated pedestrian friendly organization, community gardens, localized water treatment and effective solar orientation. My professional experience has also allowed me to collaborate on a number of projects, ranging in scale and scope, from historic preservation of entry doors to the multi-use re-development of a twenty-six acre parcel of land.

I want to use this blog to explore the complexity of larger-scale developments, not just architecturally, but socially, environmentally and politically.