- Architecture Faculty
- Environmental Design Practice
- Sustainable Development and Design
BArch, MArch, AAA, MRAIC
I have been teaching at The University of Calgary for over 30 years. My earlier work (1970s) in energy conservation, solar energy, and recycling waste heat and materials was instrumental in developing my approach to sustainability. I continue to teach building science (building enclosures, acoustics), mechanical engineering (HVAC), civil engineering (masonry), environmental health (indoor air quality), construction management, energy physics (solar) and almost everything else in "architecture." I have supervised over 120 master's students and supervised and examined over a dozen Ph.D. students in Engineering, Management, Environmental Science, Architecture and Resources and the Environment.
I come from a technical (architectural technology, plumbing, engineering, etc.) and a design (fine art, landscape architecture and urban design) background. I practised in the U.S. and Canada and taught at various universities and colleges in Ontario, Ohio, California, China, Europe and Japan.
I maintain a modest architectural practise, designing churches, medical clinics, retail buildings and residences. I continue to consult architects and engineers in areas of sustainability, building science (building envelope investigations), solar energy and indoor air quality, write position papers for all levels of government, and serve as expert witness in civil and criminal cases. I also conduct comprehensive and interdisciplinary indoor air quality investigations for cases that elude other consultants and government. After owning and operating a fish farm and greenhouse for 10 years, I finally sold it to pursue other interest.