I was Named One of the Top Architects in the Charlotte Area!

I was Named One of the Top Architects in the Charlotte Area!

There are many experienced architects in the Charlotte area who produce stunning work and have done so for years. I work diligently to remain in the ranks of the top architects in the area, and for 2016, I was named one of the best architects in Charlotte by Expertise. Please click here to read the full article. There were 154 architects vying for a place on this list, and I was named among 16 others. In order to be...
Humanitarian Architecture and the Conundrum of Climate Change

Humanitarian Architecture and the Conundrum of Climate Change

In order to be even-handed as a humanitarian architect, I feel discussions about climate change ought to, at least, begin with the recognition that the topic itself is a conundrum. The impetus for my present reflections is the ongoing 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference where the obstacle for reaching an agreement about limiting greenhouse gas emissions stems from the diverse range of assessments of this topic. At one extreme, several Latin American countries, some African countries, and low-lying...
Crafting a Better Future for Clients, Nature, and Society: How Architects & Their Clients Can Have Thoughtful Design and Planning When There’s Fundamental Disagreement

Crafting a Better Future for Clients, Nature, and Society: How Architects & Their Clients Can Have Thoughtful Design and Planning When There’s Fundamental Disagreement

How can architects work effectively with their clients when these teammates happen to have different perspectives of a building’s sphere of influence on the environment and society? In order to consider this question, it is useful – for starters – to recognize that Americans have a range of views regarding the natural environment and, specifically, global warming.  According to Gallup’s 2014 annual Environment survey, over the past decade, Americans have clustered into three broad groups on views of global...