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Founding Partner


Chief masterbuilder, design research scholar, and president.


B. Arch. (1980)—Univ. of Cincinnati.


M. Arch. in Architectural Design and Theory (1981)—Univ. of California, Berkeley.

Studied under internationally known architect, scholar, and author, Christopher Alexander.


Professor of architecture at Miami Univ., Oxford, Ohio (1983-1984).


Professor of architecture at Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte (1984-1988).


Previous work experience: employed in architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture, firms, doing projects ranging from residential and commercial to urban design and landscape architecture.*

Founding Partner
Vice President


Master craftsman, artisan, master plumber, and vice president for craft & design arts.


Architectural studies (1984-1985) at Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte. This led to further investigations in craft & artisanship, as influenced by the early 20 th century architect-craftsman, Bernard Maybeck. Undertook studies at Penland School of Crafts in NC and attended workshops in Georgia and Virginia given by the Timber Framing Guild of North America.


Previous work experience: employed by a major science museum as a craftsman and artisan in the design and building of detailed exhibits; also was employed in major commercial construction and renovation projects and worked for a large plumbing company—which led to a master plumber's license.*



*Masterbuilder Fellowship for the Built Environment, Inc. is an architecture-degreed masterbuilder operating with a general contractor license. We are not a licensed architectural firm, nor licensed architects. Rather, we are a design-build firm of professionals dedicated to the beautiful arts; practicing an art and craft thousands of years old. We offer to the general public a wide range of design-build services.


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