Tempe, Arizona, United States
Home page: easthousing.wordpresss.com
Born December 6, 1952, I am the only son of
a teacher and an Air National Guard
electronics mechanic. I grew up reading
science fiction, including many authors. I
am largely self-taught. That is, I have read
voraciously, and read a good deal in the
fields of science fiction and science fact.
I have supplemented
my academic experience with hands-on work.
In undergraduate and graduate schools, I
read all of my assignments, and more, and
always had more information extracted from
the library and book stores than was
necessary for my assignments and independent
In 1978, I was awarded a Bachelor of Arts
degree with a major in Sociology from the
University of Cincinnati. In 1986, I
received a Master of Environmental Planning
degree from Arizona State University. I have
always maintained my name on Dean's Lists
and was Outstanding Graduate for 1986 from
the College of Architecture and
Environmental Design at ASU.
I worked under architect Paolo Soleri at his
Arcosanti project and his Cosanti studios in
Arizona for 16 years between 1975 and 2000.
I co-authored a book on Dr. Soleri's earth
casting technique, which was published in
1984 by Peregrine-Smith books of Layton,
As of December, 2008, I completed a
manuscript about my 16 year experience with
Paolo Soleri's Cosanti Foundation, which I
would like to have published. As of June, 2009, an excerpt from my book will be published in a book titled Voices of Arcosanti, being produced by the Cosanti Foundation.
Interests: Paolo Soleri, Arcosanti, environmental
planning, computers and their interaction
with society, technology in general, current
Published writer: Yes