Educational Credentials:
  • B.A. Oberlin College, 1971
  • M. Arch. Yale University School of Architecture, 1974
  • Loeb Fellow in Advanced Environmental Harvard University, 2000
Teaching Experience:
  • Professor, City College of New York, 2009-present
  • Visiting Professor, City College of New York, 2008-9
  • Visiting Lecturer, Princeton University School of Architecture, 2002-9
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia University SAPP, 1997-2004
  • Visiting Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2004
  • Lecturer, Yale University School of Architecture, 1983-5
Professional Experience:
  • Principal, New Civic Works, 2001-present
  • Director, Office of Sustainable Design, NYC DDC, 1997-2001
  • Assistant Commissioner, NYC Department of Design & Construction, 1990-7
  • Program Director, Cultural Institutions Unit, NYC Department of General Services, 1988-90
  • Assist Director, Mayor's Office of Construction, NYC, 1985-8
  • Principal, Hillary Brown Architect, 1980-5
  • Manager, Edward Larrabee. Barnes, 1975-80
  • New York State
Selected Publications and Recent Research:
  • Performance Building Guidelines, (City of New York, Design Trust for Public Space, 1999)
  • State and Local Government Toolkit (US Green Building Council, 2002)
  • High Performance Infrastructure Guidelines: greening infrastructure in the public right-of-way. (City of New York, Design Trust for Public Space, 2005)
  • "High Performance Infrastructure" in Sustainable Urbanism. Farr, Douglas. (Wiley, 2008)
  • "Prologue: In Retrospect." in Biophilic Design: theory, science and practice. Kellert, S. Heerwagen, J. eds. (Wiley Press, 2008)
  • "Co-development as Principle for Next Generation Infrastructure" in What We See: Advancing the Observations of Jane Jacobs. Elizabeth, L., Goldsmith, S., eds (New Village Press, 2010)
  • "Towards Net-Zero Carbon Buildings" in The Post Carbon Reader: managing the 21st Century Sustainability Crises. Heinberg, R., Lerch D., eds. (Watershed Media Press, 2010)
  • "Infrastructural Ecologies: principles for post-industrial public works.(Places Magazine/The Design Observer, October 2010)
Professional Memberships:
  • College of Fellows, American Institute of Architects
  • Fellow, Post-Carbon Institute
  • Member, Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment, National Academies, National Research Council New York Academy of Science
  • New York Academy of Science
  • ARCH 61388, 57403 - Case Studies in Sustainability
  • SUS 7100C – Cities and Sustainability
  • SUS 7400A - Case Studies in Sustainability: ecological principles for next generation public works