Teaching areas

Design Foundations.

Research areas

Design Foundations Pedagogy, Design Based Learning in Secondary Education, Design Build Pedagogy, Community Based (Public Interest) Design, Interdisciplinary Design, Materials and Building Technology.


Bachelor of Design, University of Florida, 1996.
MARCH (Architecture) , Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles, 1999.

Professional experience

Director of Foundations, College of Architecture, Art and Design, American University of Sharjah, UAE, 2013-2016.
Lecturer, Department of Architecture, College of Design, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA, 2011-2013.
Founder and Executive Director, Project Locus, Los Angeles, California, USA, 2001-2012.
Head of Design Department, Priestley School of Architecture and Construction, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 2010-2011.
Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama, USA, 2009 -2010.


Social, Economic, and Environmental Design (SEED) Network