Category Archives: design

Design Opportunity

I enjoy designing appropriately-sized homes in East Austin where I live—it’s an opportunity to create infill projects that add new vitality to our neighborhoods while respecting the people, history and scale of the surrounding homes. Often, however, there are particular … Continue reading

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Urban Core

In the past few months I’ve been working on a handful of single-family homes in central east Austin. They all have certain commonalities. Appropriately scaled for their neighborhoods, they range from a thousand to around 1600 square feet—restrained in this … Continue reading

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Orientation Matters

Lately I’ve been working with Newcastle Homes on a couple of urban infill residential projects. Newcastle is successful at pairing lots in near East Austin with clients who want vibrancy, neighborhood character, and proximity to the central city. As a … Continue reading

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Design with Climate

We are all aware of the importance of conserving energy and natural resources, due to their growing scarcity, rising costs and the potential for permanent environmental harm to our world. Many people are surprised to discover that buildings are responsible … Continue reading

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Space 2009

Lunar Regolith Particles in Outposts, a paper for which I’m the lead author, was accepted at the AIAA Space 2009 Conference in Pasadena in September.

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Teaching and design

I have accepted a teaching position at the Cockrell School of Engineering in the department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at UT, as well as teaching in the School of Humanities at St Edward’s University. I am also designing … Continue reading

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‘And’, not ‘Either/Or’

I have argued elsewhere that Carter did the sustainability movement a great disservice, even with the best of intentions, when he admonished the American public to turn down the thermostat and put on a sweater. In so doing, he immediately … Continue reading

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