I became an architect because I believe people can and must create an enduring and positive effect upon the planet. I envision a world that is enhanced by the presence of good design, and it is my mission as an architect to contribute to that vision with each and every project I am involved with.
My tools are a commitment to the environment, a unique ability to listen, and a passion for excellent design. From my first passive solar house, dedicated to American Energy Independence in 1976, through four decades of involvement with Arcosanti, to the founding of Northern Arizona’s first Cohousing Community, I have remained steadfast in my commitment to creating Architecture which is ecologically responsible, environmentally responsive, and aesthetically remarkable. If these ideals call to you, then I invite you to join me in the act of creating Architecture.
My interest in writing stemmed from my joy of reading. I grew up on a steady diet of Edgar Rice Burroughs books, particularly the science fiction stories about Mars and Venus. It wasn’t until 2016 that I began to compose a novel that had been rattling around in my head for a few years. After writing “The Sticks,” I realized there needed to be a prequel and a sequel to the story. Thus, “The New Moon Trilogy” was born. I am currently working on another book, to be called “The Island of Caliban.”
I was bitten by the acting bug in high school, but it wasn’t until I played a minor role in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in 1981 that I really began to get involved. Since then, I have performed in over a dozen plays and a couple of commercials, culminating in a speaking role in a full-length film, which enabled me to become a member of the Screen Actors Guild. I mostly enjoy doing comedic roles, since if people laugh at the right moment I know I’m succeeding.