Participant Bios

Thom Mayne

Thom Mayne founded Morphosis as an interdisciplinary and collective practice involved in experimental design and research. As design director and thought leader, he provides overall vision, project leadership, and direction to the Los Angeles-based firm, which has offices in New York and Shanghai. With projects worldwide, Morphosis' work ranges in scale from residential, institutional, and civic buildings to large urban planning projects. Mayne's honors include the Pritzker Architecture Prize (2005) and the American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles Gold Medal (2000); he was appointed to the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities in 2009. With Morphosis, he has received 25 Progressive Architecture awards and over 100 AIA awards, among other design recognitions. The firm's projects have been published extensively and featured in exhibitions throughout the world, including a large solo exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris in 2006 and a major retrospective at the Netherlands Architecture Institute in 1999.

Throughout his career, Mayne has remained active in the academic world; he currently holds a tenured faculty position at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design. There has always been a symbiotic relationship between his teaching and practice, evidenced in his commitment to the recent sustainable, affordable housing project for the Make It Right Foundation in New Orleans, which he developed with UCLA students. He has authored numerous books, including Combinatory Urbanism: The Complex Behavior of Collective Form (2011).

Darrick Borowski

Architect and urbanist Darrick Borowski is co-founder of Edible Infrastructures, a research collaborative employing algorithmic design tools to speculate on new generative mechanisms for the design of future cities. More specifically, they are asking "what might the city look like if food were considered as part of the city’s basic infrastructure." This line of architectural research proceeds from investigations into urban metabolism, emergence, and self-organization in biological systems. Borowski has worked on architecture, design, and branding projects worldwide from offices in New York, London, Seattle, and Chicago. As creative director at JPDA, he also leads projects for well-known brands including Apple, American Apparel, Harley Davidson, and O2 UK. Each project is seen as an opportunity for research through design and vice versa, with an interest in materiality, new modes of production, and our relationship with image, object, space, and their effects. Borowski earned a Master of Architecture with Distinction from the Architectural Association in London and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

Marshall Brown

Marshall Brown is an urban designer, licensed architect, and assistant professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology. His practice is now focused on the city of Chicago, where he is working on a master plan for Washington Park and a scenario plan that envisions the center of Chicago as the center of the world. Brown was a 2010 MacDowell Fellow, and taught as the first Saarinen Architecture Fellow at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. In 2004, he founded the Yards Development WorkShop, a studio that set out to hijack Frank Gehry's Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn, New York. The studio's UNITY Plan for the Atlantic Yards has been covered in Architectural Record and the New York Daily News. Brown's pictorial essay manifesto on the project, titled "Mashup City," also appeared in the journal The Believer. Brown earned a Bachelor of Arts with a major in architecture from Washington University and master's degrees in architecture and urban design from Harvard University, where he won the Druker Traveling Fellowship for urban design.

Juan William Chávez

Juan William Chávez is an artist and cultural activist whose studio practice focuses on the potential of space by developing creative initiatives that address community and cultural issues. He has exhibited at venues such as Art in General, Contemporary Art Museum Saint Louis, White Flag Projects, and Van Abbemuseum. From 2006-2010, Chávez founded and served as director for Boots Contemporary Art Space, a non-profit organization supporting emerging artists and curators. In 2010, he began focusing on socially engaged art projects in North Saint Louis including Urban Expression for the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and the Pruitt-Igoe Bee Sanctuary. In collaboration with the Old North Saint Louis Restoration Group, Chávez staged an intervention to regenerate a historic North Saint Louis brick building in danger of being destroyed. This building is now transformed into Northside Workshop, a community art center that focuses on incorporating socially engaged art programming with education to foster social progress in North Saint Louis communities. His public project, the Pruitt-Igoe Bee Sanctuary, is a proposal for the City of Saint Louis to transform the urban forest where the housing development once stood into a public space that cultivates community through urban agriculture. His awards include the Art Matters Grant, the Missouri Arts Award, and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Chávez was named a 2012 Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He earned a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Carmon Colangelo

Carmon Colangelo joined the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University as its first dean in July 2006. As dean, he oversees the School's four academic units—the College of Art, College of Architecture, Graduate School of Art, and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design—as well as the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, home to one of the nation's finest university collections of modern art. Colangelo also serves as a member of the University Council and as the E. Desmond Lee Professor for Collaboration in the Arts. A widely exhibited artist known for large mixed-media prints that combine digital and traditional processes, Colangelo's work has been featured in 20 solo shows and dozens of group exhibitions in Argentina, Canada, England, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and across the United States. His work has been collected by many of the nation's leading museums, including the National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C., the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, and the Saint Louis Art Museum. From 1984 to 1996, Colangelo headed the Printmaking Department at West Virginia University and was named chair of the Division of Art in 1993. In 1997, he became director of the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia (Athens).

Felipe Correa

New York-based architect and urbanist Felipe Correa is associate professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Design and Director of the Urban Design Degree Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. At Harvard, he also directs the South America Project, a trans-continental applied research network that proactively endorses the role of design within rapidly transforming geographies of the South American continent. Correa most recently edited the book A Line in the Andes, which explores the transformative role of the first metro line currently being built in Quito Ecuador. In addition, he is the co-founder of Somatic Collaborative, a research-based design practice that focuses on a trans-scalar approach to architecture and urbanism, and engages a wide host of urban scenarios and design strategies. Cutting across multiple scales—from interior furnishings to open territories—Somatic, uses the architectural commission, design competitions, and diverse forms of applied research as conduits that facilitate an inventive construction of space.

Teddy Cruz

Teddy Cruz established his research-based architecture practice, Estudio Teddy Cruz, in San Diego in 2000. He has been recognized internationally for his urban research of the Tijuana-San Diego border. In 1991, Cruz received the Rome Prize in Architecture, and in 2005 he was the first recipient of the James Stirling Memorial Lectures on the City competition prize. In 2008, he represented the United States in the Venice Architecture Biennale, and his work was recently included in the Small Scale, Big Change exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Cruz is a professor in public culture and urbanism in the Visual Arts Department at the University of California, San Diego, where he co-founded the Center for Urban Ecologies (CUE). His work has been profiled in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Domus, and Harvard Design Magazine.

Kathryn Dean

Kathryn Dean is the director of the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design and the JoAnne Stolaroff Cotsen Professor of Architecture. She launched Dean/Wolf in 1991 with her husband, Charles Wolf. Over the years the firm has earned a reputation for breathing new life into contemporary residential architecture, completing dozens of homes and major interior renovations. Their work has been featured in several exhibitions and more than a dozen books, including Forty Under Forty (1995) and The New City Home (2002), as well as in numerous architectural journals. In 1986-87, Dean was awarded the Rome Prize Fellowship and spent a year in residence at the American Academy in Rome. Other honors include the Young Architects Award from Progressive Architecture magazine (1993); an Emerging Voices Award from the Architectural League of New York (1997); and an Alumni Achievement Award from North Dakota State University (1998).

Mitesh Dixit

Mitesh Dixit joined Claus and Kaan Architecten as design director in 2012 and oversees all international work. Previously he worked with Rem Koolhaas' Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) as a project leader. While at OMA, he worked on and/or led multiple projects throughout the world, such as the Taipei Performing Arts Center in Taiwan, MahaNaKhon Tower in Bangkok, Commonwealth Institute in London, Kuala Lampur Financial District in Malaysia, and a large-scale mixed used project in Helsinki. In 2011 Dixit joined the faculty of TU Delft in The Netherlands as a visiting professor of architecture and urbanism. His studio at Delft focuses on the rapid urbanization in Asia. After completing undergraduate work in both political science and philosophy, Dixit pursued graduate work in classical philosophy. He then completed a Master of Architecture from the Washington University in 2004.

Paul J. Donnelly

Registered as both an architect and professional engineer, Paul J. Donnelly, FAIA, is the Rebecca and John Voyles Professor of Architecture at Washington University, where he teaches design studios and courses in building technology. He is a member of the AIA College of Fellows, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the national civil engineering honor society, Chi Epsilon. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and a member of the U.S. Green Building Council. Donnelly has more than 25 years of private practice experience in his own architectural and engineering firms. He is design principal of Paul J. Donnelly Architecture + Engineering, which provides design services across a broad range of building types. Donnelly has worked as a consultant with Goody, Clancy Architects in Boston, and with HOK as director of the firm's Material Science Knowledge Group. He was a member of the Design Leadership Team in HOK's St. Louis office, where he served as a vice president. He has been a visiting scholar and visiting professor in the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT, as well as a professor of architecture at Roger Williams University, where he was a founding faculty member and taught for 10 years prior to joining the faculty at Washington University. Donnelly has been the recipient of numerous awards from the ACSA and the AIA for innovation in teaching and technology integration, his main research interest. In 2007, he was honored as an ACSA Distinguished Professor for his eminent contribution to architectural education.

Nan Ellin

Nan Ellin is professor and chair of the Department of City & Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah. She holds a PhD from Columbia University in urban planning and has served on the faculty of ASU, University of Cincinnati, Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), University of Southern California, and New York University. Ellin's new book Good Urbanism describes a paradigm shift in urban design and planning moving beyond sustainability to prosperity. She is also the author of Integral Urbanism, Postmodern Urbanism, and Phoenix: 21st-Century City (with Edward Booth-Clibborn), and the editor of Architecture of Fear. Ellin's collection of public scholarship, Desert Urbanism, can be found at her university website. She leads the Salt Lake City Workshop at the University of Utah—a seeding ground for placemaking initiatives—and chairs the Mayors' Cultural Core Committee, charged with enhancing vitality and vibrancy in the downtown.

Gale Fulton

Gale Fulton is an assistant professor of landscape architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to teaching at the University of Illinois, he practiced landscape architecture and urban design at the multidisciplinary firm Civitas in Denver. In addition to his professional practice experience, he has taught landscape architecture at The University of Adelaide in South Australia, and landscape architecture and urban design at The Pennsylvania State University. In collaboration with Aptum Architecture, Fulton has received awards for several competitions including the Gowanus Lowline, the YAF of Atlanta's 10Up, and the Network Reset competition, which looked at ways to reinvent Chicago's aging boulevard system. Currently, he is working on a publication focused on "monstrous landscapes" and continues his research on the topic of landscape intelligence.

Tim Gaidis

Tim Gaidis, LEED AP BD&C, is sustainable design leader for HOK's St. Louis office, where he leads the sustainability consulting practice and sustainable strategy development for project work. He recently led the consultant team effort on the development of the City of St. Louis' Sustainability Plan as well as for St. Louis County’s sustainability framework. Gaidis is advancing biomimetic design principles on projects and the development of FIT, or "Fully Integrated Thinking," at urban and building scales as part of HOK's relationship with the Biomimicry Guild. He is part of an HOK team prototyping and advancing market-rate net-zero strategies for mainstream buildings. He also is one of the founders of the St. Louis Regional Higher Ed Sustainability Consortium, which uses its critical mass to advance sustainability within the region. Gaidis teaches sustainability courses at Washington University. He is a board member of Sustainable St. Louis and an active member of the USGBC Gateway Chapter.

Ken Greenberg

Ken Greenberg is an architect, urban designer, teacher, writer, and principal of Greenberg Consultants. He also is the former director of Urban Design and Architecture for the City of Toronto. For over three decades he has played a pivotal role in public and private assignments in urban settings throughout North America and Europe, focusing on the rejuvenation of downtowns, waterfronts, neighborhoods and on-campus master planning, regional growth management, and new community planning. Cities as diverse as Toronto, Hartford, Amsterdam, New York, Boston, Montréal, Washington DC, Paris, Detroit, Saint Paul, and San Juan (Puerto Rico) have benefited from his advocacy and passion for restoring the vitality, relevance, and sustainability of the public realm in urban life. With each project, his strategic, consensus-building approach has led to coordinated planning and a renewed focus on urban design. He is the recipient of the 2010 American Institute of Architects Thomas Jefferson Award for public design excellence and the author of Walking Home: the Life and Lessons of a City Builder (Random House).

Bob Hansman

Bob Hansman, associate professor of architecture at Washington University, is an artist-in-residence who leads the undergraduate community studies course, "Community Building, Building Community." He also teaches courses in the basic design sequence of the undergraduate program, as well as introductory and advanced drawing and painting classes at all levels of the curriculum. An accomplished artist, he has held several solo exhibitions of his work in and around the St. Louis area. Hansman is also highly involved in community programs. His work as director of City Faces and the Jermaine Lamond Roberts Memorial Art Studio in the Clinton-Peabody Housing Project has garnered national attention and awards. For years, he has had his students work with residents of the 22nd Ward in St. Louis City. In 1997, Hansman was inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society. He was a recipient of the Missouri Arts Award in 1997, the Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award for Washington University in 2000, a Founder’s Day Distinguished Faculty Award in 2001, the Gerry and Bob Virgil Ethic of Service Award in 2005, a FOCUS St. Louis "What's Right With the Region" Award in 2008, and the Rosa L. Parks Award for Meritorious Service to the Community in 2010.

Patty Heyda

Patty Heyda is assistant professor of urban design and architecture at Washington University. She is principal of pH1, a critical research and design practice in St. Louis, and co-principal of MpH, a cross-disciplinary platform in Boston and St. Louis. She earned a Master of Architecture with Distinction from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Architecture and Master in Architecture from Tulane University. Previously, Heyda taught at Harvard University and Northeastern University in Boston. Her design and research projects explore processes of contemporary urbanization in globalizing contexts, with recent articles on "erasure urbanism" appearing in Urban Infill Volume 5 (forthcoming, 2012), MONU (2011), and Conditions (2010), among other chapter contributions in forthcoming books. Heyda lectures internationally, and her work has been recognized with design competition awards in the United States and abroad, including a recent award for her project Floodplan, which re-envisions Nashville's industrial east bank (2012), as well as AIA Boston/BSA and AIA St. Louis awards for urban and drawing projects (2011, 2009). Portions of her project Roman Operating System, conducted with Rem Koolhaas and the Harvard Project on the City, were included in the Mutations show focusing on emerging models of urbanism at the Arc en Reve Centre d’Architecture in Bordeaux, France, and published in Mutations (Actar, 2001) and in Content (Taschen, 2004).

John Hoal

John Hoal is associate professor and chair of the Master of Urban Design program at Washington University, where he teaches both studio and theory courses in architecture and urban design. His main research relates to the morphology of the contemporary city, and to the philosophy of architecture and the city. His private practice both in the United States and South Africa has included large-scale urban design and landscape projects, as well as recreational and institutional buildings. From 1993-1997, Hoal was director of the Mayor's Institute on City Design for the Midwest. From 1993-2000, he was the director of urban design for the City of St. Louis, during which time he directed numerous major projects. He is the founding principal of the design, planning, and research firm H3 Studio, one of five firms selected to lead the Unified New Orleans Plan, the only formally adopted post-Katrina recovery plan. H3 Studio has completed numerous neighborhood and downtown revitalization plans throughout the country, as well as the design for the implementation of the master plan for improvement to Forest Park in St. Louis; the St. Louis Downtown Action Plan; and the 200-square-mile conservation, heritage, and recreation corridor known as the Confluence Greenway System, for which the firm won the 2004 AIA National Honor Award for Urban and Regional Planning. Other national awards include: the 2002 Congress for the New Urbanism National Award for Excellence in Regional Planning; the 2002 Outstanding National Planning Award from the American Planning Association for the Confluence Master Plan; the 2000 Honor Award for Planning from The American Society of Landscape Architects for the St. Louis Downtown Action Development Plan; and the 2000 Outstanding Planning Award for Implementation from the American Planning Association for the Forest Park Master Plan.

Derek Hoeferlin

Derek Hoeferlin is assistant professor of architecture at Washington University and an architect, urban designer, and principal of Derek James Hoeferlin Architect. He and his students collaborate with the University of Toronto on Gutter to Gulf, an internationally recognized initiative advocating for spatially integrated water designs for New Orleans. Additionally, Hoeferlin is working with Waggonner & Ball Architects on the recently commissioned Integrated Water Management Strategy for the New Orleans region. With H3 Studio, Inc., he helped lead the Unified New Orleans Plan—the only formally adopted post-Katrina recovery plan. Hoeferlin's New Orleans work has been highly recognized with awards, publications, and presentations at multiple conferences. From 1997-2003, he worked for Waggonner & Ball Architects, where he was lead designer on multiple AIA-award winning architecture and urban design projects. In 2009, he tied for first place in the Rising Tides international competition. He currently conducts global comparative delta and watershed research—primarily focused on the Mekong—to inform adaptive design strategies.

Ersela Kripa & Stephen Mueller

Ersela Kripa and Stephen Mueller are architectural designers and founding partners of AGENCY, an award-winning collaborative design and research practice in New York. They were the recipients of the 2010-2011 Rome Prize in Architecture from the American Academy in Rome, and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship in 2009. AGENCY's work has been exhibited internationally, most recently at the 12th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale, Sofia Architecture Week, Eme3 International Architectural Market in Barcelona, and SUPERFRONT Gallery in Los Angeles. Mueller and Kripa are currently lecturers in architecture at Washington University.

Seng Kuan

Seng Kuan, assistant professor of architecture at Washington University, earned a doctorate from Harvard University with a dissertation on the work of Kenzō Tange and urban design in postwar Japan. His curatorial work includes the exhibitions Metabolism, the City of the Future: Dreams and Visions of Reconstruction in Post-War and Present-Day Japan (Mori Art Museum in Tokyo) and Utopia Across Scales: Highlights from the Kenzō Tange Archive (Harvard Graduate School of Design). He is editing an anthology of recent scholarship on Tange and postwar Japanese architectural culture. Previous books include Architectural Encounters with Essence and Form in Modern China and Shanghai: Architecture and Modernism for Modern China.

Robert M. Lewis

Robert M. Lewis, AICP, CEcD, was part of the team that created Development Strategies in 1988 after 10 years with Team Four and two years with the St. Louis County Department of Planning. Lewis was named president of the St. Louis-based firm in 2000, and he directs its economic planning and implantation assignments. The focus of his professional work is analyzing the market, economic, and organizational forces that influence urban planning, economic growth, and real estate development. His consulting services yield strategic recommendations for clients seeking to maximize economic value. Clients include state and local governments, private property owners and developers, corporations, government agencies, non-profits, and institutions throughout the United States.

Bruce Lindsey

Bruce Lindsey, AIA, was appointed dean of architecture in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in 2006. His work in architectural education has focused on beginning design education, sustainable design education, and community design education. Lindsey was named one of the Most Admired Educators of 2009 by DesignIntelligence magazine. Previously, he served as head of Auburn University’s School of Architecture, where he chaired the Master of Landscape Architecture program and was co-director of the Rural Studio. He taught at Carnegie Mellon University for 14 years, serving as associate head of its School of Architecture from 1994-2001. Lindsey's own research has focused on applying digital tools to design and construction practice; publications include Digital Gehry: Material Resistance Digital Construction (2001). A member of AIA, he worked with Davis + Gannon Architects to design the Pittsburgh Glass Center; the project received a Design Honor Award from the AIA and was chosen as one of 2005's top 10 green buildings by the AIA's Committee on the Environment. Lindsey currently serves on the governance group for CityArchRiver 2015 Foundation, the non-profit organization coordinating efforts to improve connections between Eero Saarinen's iconic Gateway Arch, downtown St. Louis, and the Mississippi riverfront.

Kees Lokman

Kees Lokman is assistant professor of landscape architecture at Washington University. Previously, he was adjunct assistant professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology and faculty member of Archeworks, a hands-on, alternative design school in Chicago. In addition, he has over five years of professional experience, including design work at the office of plantsman Piet Oudolf and at Terry Guen Design Associates (TGDA). With TGDA, Lokman oversaw projects ranging from large-scale master plans to the design of intimate urban spaces, including the coordination of a multidisciplinary team for the design of a 70-acre site along the post-industrial Fox River shoreline in Aurora, IL. The project won first prize in an invited competition and received a 2007 Honor Award from the Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Working with collaborators from a variety of specialties, Lokman has received several international prizes and mentions in design competitions, including Meta[bolic] Park (2012), The Chicago Constellation (2011), Indianapolis Monument Nexus (2011), and The Four Mile Farm (2009).

Peter MacKeith

Peter MacKeith is associate dean of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts and associate professor of Architecture at Washington University, as well as adjunct associate curator for architecture and design for the university's Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. MacKeith directed the international Masters Program in architecture at the Helsinki University of Technology from 1994-1999 and previously taught in design and architectural theory at Yale University and the University of Virginia. He has worked in practices in both the United States and Finland and has written and lectured extensively in the United States, in Finland, and across the Nordic countries on the work of Alvar Aalto, and contemporary Finnish and Nordic architecture in general. A past editor of Perspecta, The Yale Architectural Journal (1988), he is also the author and/or editor of numerous other publications, including Encounters: Architectural Essays, a selection of essays by Juhani Pallasmaa (2005) and Archipelago, Essays on Architecture (2006). MacKeith's analytical drawings of Aalto's buildings were included in the 1998 MoMA Aalto retrospective. In 2009, he co-curated the exhibition On the Riverfront: St. Louis and the Gateway Arch and was the venue coordinator for Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future. He also adapted the exhibition Design with the Other 90%: CITIES—organized by the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum's curator of socially responsible design, Cynthia E. Smith—for the Kemper Art Museum. The recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, research grants from The Graham Foundation for Advancement in the Visual Arts, and active in both the ACSA and the EAAE, MacKeith received a Creative Achievement in Design Education Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) in 2008.

Robert McCarter

Robert McCarter is a practicing architect and author, as well as the Ruth and Norman Moore Professor of Architecture at Washington University. Before coming to St. Louis,
he taught architecture at the University of Florida (serving as director of the School of Architecture for 10 years), Columbia University, and the University of Louisville. McCarter has been an appointed Visiting Scholar for the American Academy in Rome on three occasions and was the recipient of a 2002 Rotch Foundation Traveling Studio Award, among other honors and grants. A widely published author of books and scholarly articles, McCarter's most recent publications include Wiel Arets: Autobiographical References (Birkhauser, 2012) and Understanding Architecture: A Primer on Architecture as Experience, with Juhani Pallasmaa (Phaidon, 2012). He was president of D-Mc2 Architecture, P.A. in Tioga, Florida, from 1991-2007, and has had his own practice in St. Louis since 2007.

Constantine E. (Dinos) Michaelides

Dean and Professor Emeritus Constantine E. (Dinos) Michaelides is an architect who has practiced in Greece, the United States, and internationally. Michaelides began a full-time academic career in 1960 as an assistant professor of architecture and instructor of architectural design studios at Washington University. Appointed dean from the faculty in 1973, he held the position until his retirement twenty years later. During this time Michaelides provided the academic leadership that led what was then called the School of Architecture through a transformation of its demography, curriculum, and financial structure to national and international prominence. Born in Athens, Greece, Michaelides earned an architecture diploma from the National Technical University in 1952 and a Master of Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 1957. In 1983 he was elected Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, one of the highest honors the AIA bestows on a member. In his scholarly work Michaelides has focused on the vernacular architecture of the Aegean islands. He is the author of Hydra: A Greek Island Town-Its Growth and Form, published by the University of Chicago Press in 1967, a pioneering study in the understanding of vernacular architecture at the scale of a small Aegean town. Following his retirement Michaelides completed a second book on vernacular architecture. Titled The Aegean Crucible: Tracing Vernacular Architecture in Post Byzantine Centuries (, the book encompasses the comparative study of a number of Aegean island towns in relationship to their broader geopolitical and historical context and argues, "life and culture can be understood through the examination of architectural form." He is currently completing another book: Kastra: Architecture and Culture in the Aegean Archipelago, a sequel to The Aegean Crucible, with particular emphasis on Kastra the medieval vernacular collective fortifications which—employing minimal local resources—sustained life in the archipelago during turbulent times.

Eric Mumford

Eric Mumford, professor of architecture at Washington University, is an architectural and urban design historian and a licensed architect. He teaches history/theory courses, publishes peer-reviewed scholarly articles, and lectures widely outside of the Sam Fox School. He is the author of The CIAM Discourse on Urbanism, 1928-1960 (MIT Press, 2000), the only book-length history of the International Congress of Modern Architecture. He is also the editor and co-author of Josep Lluís Sert; the architect of urban design (Yale University Press, 2008) and Modern Architecture in St. Louis: Washington University and postwar American architecture, 1948-1973 (Washington University/University of Chicago Press, 2004), and the sole author of Defining Urban Design: CIAM Architects and the formation of a discipline, 1937-69 (Yale University Press, 2009). Mumford has published and lectured nationally and internationally on CIAM, on the urban design work and pedagogy of CIAM President and Harvard GSD Dean Josep Lluís Sert, and on other aspects of modern architecture and urbanism, and has received three Graham Foundation grants for various projects. He is also a historical consultant to Behnisch Architekten. He currently serves as chair of the Harvard Graduate School of Design Visiting Committee.

Chris Reed

Chris Reed is the founding principal of Stoss Landscape Urbanism. His innovative, hybridized approach to public space has been recognized internationally, and he has been invited to participate in competitions and installations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Israel, the Middle East, Taiwan, and China. Reed's research interests include the impact of ecological sciences on design thinking, and city-making strategies informed by landscape systems and dynamics. He is co-editor of an upcoming volume of research and drawing titled Projective Ecologies. Reed earned a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and an AB in Urban Studies from Harvard College. He is currently adjunct associate professor of landscape architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Shawn L. Rickenbacker

Shawn L. Rickenbacker is a design strategist and socially driven entrepreneur. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University and a Master of Architecture with a Certificate in American Urbanism from the University of Virginia Graduate School Of Architecture as the Dupont Scholar in Architecture recipient and was named a finalist for the Carlo Pellicia Travel Fellowship Award for Excellence in Architectural Design. Over the course of 15 years, Rickenbacker has held numerous design leadership positions at such firms as Ennead Architects, Ehrenkrantz, Eckstut, & Kuhn Architects, Agrest Gandelsonas, and Bronson Agency in London. He has also served as a professor of architecture at the University of Virginia, Ohio State University, Architectural Association, and Syracuse University and continues to serve on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, where he teaches courses on data-driven design. Professionally, he is a partner at the design firm Rickenbacker + Leung llc founded in 2005, notable for such projects as Re: Vision Dallas. He is co-founder of the socially driven technology and design consultancy, Urban Data Design, currently working on design and implementation initiatives for underserved global communities. Rickenbacker has lectured throughout the United States, London, Helsinki, Barcelona, and Havana on his research and professional work, which has received numerous awards and been exhibited and published in The New York Times, CNN International, Global Architecture, and Interior Design Magazine, among other publications. He has been funded to conduct research on multinational contemporary urbanism and design and has led design research projects in Cape Town, South Africa, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Kristina Van Dyke

Kristina Van Dyke joined The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts as its director in 2011. Prior to that she was curator for collections and research at the Menil Collection, where she organized exhibitions and publications on the museum's African, Oceanic, and Byzantine holdings. Trained as an Africanist, she earned her MA from Williams College and her PhD from Harvard University. She is currently developing an exhibition project called The Progress of Love and a research project on 11th- through 17th-century Malian sculpture.

Andy VanMater

Andy VanMater practices architecture at Cannon Design in St. Louis and teaches as a lecturer in architecture at Washington University. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture and a master's degree in emergent technologies and design from the Architectural Association in London. During his academic tenure, VanMater became an expert in scripting, parametric assemblies, and data-driven design, which he and a partner used to design a metabolically managed city for upwards of a million people in order to address the growing need for real-time, active infrastructural management of a city's resources and layout.

Douglas Voigt

Urban planner and architect Douglas Voigt is a leader of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM's) global City Design Practice—the world's most highly awarded planning team. Since joining SOM in 1995, Voigt has focused on complex urban plans and architectural projects. He is interested in the capacity of urban design to build communities and connect people to one another. His work is distinguished by a passionate appreciation for each project's unique challenges and the need for a comprehensive and innovative response. As a designer and planner, Voigt has worked closely with cities, institutions, and developers across the globe. The City Design Practice takes into account the eco-system scale as the framework in which urban planning must be considered. One of his current projects is master planning a nearly 600-acre industrial site once filled by the United States'largest steel mill to create a green 21st-century mixed-use community on the shores of Lake Michigan. Voigt is a strong advocate that the principles of sustainable design underlie every plan. He is committed to pursuing new ideas to advance the design of mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented communities with accessible public transportation, renewable sources of energy, healthy ecologies, and a balanced approach for development.

Henry S. Webber

Henry S. Webber is the executive vice chancellor for administration at Washington University, where he is also a faculty member in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts and the George Warren Brown School of Social Work. Webber serves as the University's chief administrative officer and oversees a wide variety of administrative and external affairs functions including on- and off-campus real estate and facilities, human resources, environmental safety and health, campus security, transportation, dining, and sustainability with combined operating and capital budgets of over $400M annually. He chairs the University's administrative cabinet. Since coming to Washington University in 2008, Webber has led the development of the University's real estate master plan, long-term housing strategy, and sustainability master plans and played a key role in the development of CORTEX, a biotech urban redevelopment project. Prior to his appointment at Washington University, Webber spent 21 years at the University of Chicago, most recently as the University of Chicago's vice president for community and government affairs. Under his guidance, the University of Chicago's community affairs program was recognized in a national study as one of dozen strongest programs in the United States. Of particular note was Webber's role in the establishment of the Urban Educational Initiative, a University of Chicago effort to establish and operate four charter schools on the South Side of Chicago, offer teacher training and support basic and applied research on educational issues. As a faculty member at Washington University and the University of Chicago, Webber teaches courses on community development, urban revitalization, urban form, and social welfare policy. He serves on the boards of directors of a wide variety of local and national community development and civic organizations.

Gautam N. Yadama

Gautam N. Yadama is associate professor and director of international programs at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University, as well as a faculty scholar in the Institute for Public Health. A significant thrust of his work is concerned with understanding how natural resource-dependent communities engage in the governance of resources and the conditions under which they are successful. Yadama has studied community forest user groups and forest commons in India for many years, with two projects currently under implementation. One is a transdisciplinary, randomized control trial to study the sustainability of new and efficient stove technologies in rural India; the other, a collaboration with the Foundation for Ecological Security, the University of Michigan, and the University of Illinois, is focused on understanding poverty, agricultural risks, and coping among rural farmers in India. As a Fulbright Professor in Nepal, Yadama studied 150 urban neighborhoods in Katmandu and levels of collective action in the supply and maintenance of neighborhood quasi-public goods. His research in China is focused on revealing the underlying social processes driving coordination and collective action in rural communities, and the way social norms guide these communities to act in the interest of common good.

Eric Zencey

Eric Zencey is a fellow of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont, where he directs the Vermont Genuine Progress Indicator Project, and visiting associate professor of historical and political inquiry in the SUNY Empire State College International Program in Prague. A novelist and essayist as well as an academic, he is the author of Panama, a nationally best-selling historical-mystery thriller, and a collection of essays on how we think about nature, Virgin Forest. His environmental writing has been supported by fellowships from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller-Bellagio, and Bogliasco Foundations. He writes frequently for The Daly News (a publication of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady-State Economy) and has had op-eds and essays in The New York Times, The Nation, Orion, The Oil Drum, The Energy Bulletin, Adbusters, and other publications. His latest books are The Other Road to Serfdom and the Path to Sustainable Democracy (University of New England Press, 2012) and (with Elizabeth Courtney) a history of the Vermont environmental movement titled, Greening Vermont: the Search for a Sustainable State (Thistle Hill and the Vermont Natural Resources Council, 2012). Zencey lives in Montpelier, Vermont, with his wife, the fiction writer Kathryn Davis.