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Carl Seville is a consultant, educator, and speaker on sustainability for the residential construction industry. His firm, SK Collaborative consults on and provides green certification for single and multifamily buildings. Previously he owned and operated SawHorse, Inc, one of the largest design/build renovation firms in Atlanta for over 25 years. While at SawHorse, he was instrumental in the development of the EarthCraft House renovation program and personally supervised the pilot projects. He has won more than 100 industry awards and has held numerous leadership positions in the building and remodeling industries including the board of the Atlanta branch of the USGBC. In addition to his duties at SK Collaborative, he blogs as the Green Curmudgeon at GreenBuildingAdvisor.com, and serves as half of the Green Police in Hanley Wood's video product reviews. He is the co-author of the Green Building, Principles and Practices in Residential Construction, the first college textbook on green building, and the LEED for Homes Version 4 Reference Guide. Carl is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design where he studied architecture, fine arts, and design. (back to top)
Metro magazine named Michael Anschel “Reason #26” in their top 100 reasons to love the Twin cities. MN Business called him “One of the nation’s most outspoken green building advocates”. As Principal of Otogawa-Anschel Design+Build, he has led the firm to nearly 100 regional and national awards. As CEO of Verified Green, Inc. he writes, trains, and speaks for various publications around the nation on Green Building. As Co-Founder of WinterCAMP, he helps other entrepreneurs and market leaders find balance in their lives while careening down snow covered mountains. Born in MN, he attended Capital Normal University (Beijing), and the U of M. Studying Chinese and Ceramic Sculpture. He successfully merged a passion for art, science, and business into three profitable enterprises. He straddles the building, design, and green worlds by engineering beauty and profitability into sustainability. (back to top)
Christine Albertsson, AIA, CID, NCARB, received her Master of Architecture as well as her Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. A licensed architect since 1998, she founded Albertsson Hansen Architecture, Ltd. in 2000 after having practiced in several prominent local firms. Additionally, she has taught both Architecture Design Studio and Drawing at the University of Minnesota. Her work has received two AIA-MN Honor Awards and has been published both locally and nationally. Christine draws on her Swedish heritage and New England upbringing in her work. She is sensitive to crafting architecture at all scales, and her thoughtfulness is evident in all aspects of her work from site understanding to her refined attention to detail. (back to top)
Stuart Narofsky AIA, LEED AP, has received numerous awards, won high profile competitions and been featured in numerous publications nationally. Stuart is a former chapter president of the American Institute of Architects, and has devoted 10 years to teaching architecture and furniture design at the New York Institute of Technology. (back to top)
Enoch Sears AIA, ArCH, LEED AP is the world's leading authority on digital marketing for architects. He is the author of the book Social Media for Architects, as well as his recently released book on the Business of Architecture. He is also the founder and publisher of Business of Architecture, a business training and education portal that provides tools and training to help architects run a practice that matters.a href="#top">(back to top)
Jared Banks, AIA, founded Shoegnome, LLC in 2010 to promote the use of BIM in residential firms. Since then he has written over 750 articles and blog posts about BIM, ARCHICAD, and the relationship between the practice of architecture and technology. In 2015, Jared reincorporated Shoegnome, LLC in the State of Washington as a full service architecture firm. Shoegnome, LLC is part of a collaborative of small firms, working closely with Grayform Architecture (Houston, TX), Studio-134, LLC (Hopkins, MN), and westerbeck|architecture (Kenmore, WA) in addition to a number of other firms around the United States.(back to top)
John DeFazio is an architect in Long Island City, Queens, New York. He is a graduate of New York Institute of Technology and has taught studio and architectural and art history at Spring Garden College, and design studio at University of Pennsylvania. He teaches seminars in 20th C architectural theory, contemporary theory (since 1965), architecture in film, and 5th Year architectural design studio at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. In addition to being an architect and teacher, John is a writer on architecture, urbanism, regional and town planning and contemporary art.(back to top)
Julie Snow, FAIA, leads a studio-based practice in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The studio's interest in pragmatic and critical programmatic reflection results in innovative designs that expand our understanding of architectural performance. Design strategies engage issues of how architecture performs within each project's social, cultural and economic context. The studio’s work has appeared in many professional journals, nationally and internationally. The practice has been recognized with numerous awards including AIA Honor Awards, the Holcim North American Bronze Award, Progressive Architecture Design Award, Chicago Athenaeum Design Awards, and Architect Magazine Annual Design Awards. (back to top)
Wendy Evans Joseph has built her professional reputation as a talented designer of museums and other public spaces. She and her eponymous New York City firm have also ventured into the hotel and restaurant sector, most notably with a renovation of a landmark Frank Lloyd Wright office tower in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Evans Joseph is the past president of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and she also sits on the advisory boards of the Graduate School of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania and for the Graduate School of Design at Harvard. (back to top)
Peter Pfeiffer is a LEED accredited professional Architect, Interior Designer, and Building Scientist who has spent the past 34 years developing pragmatic high performance building design strategies. The National Association of Home Builders honored him as the “National Green Advocate of the Year” in 2003 for his life-long achievements in “mainstreaming” green building. Peter has been an active charter member of the NAHB Green Building Subcommittee since its inception in 1999 and has been active in the recent US Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes pilot program.In 2006 Residential Architect cited him as one of the 10 most influential residential architects of past decade.(back to top)
Thomas Fisher is a professor and dean of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. He has lectured or juried at over 40 different schools of architecture and 60 professional societies, and has published 35 book chapters and over 250 articles in various magazines and journals. He has published five books over the last eight years. He also co-edited a book with Wolfgang Preiser and Jack Nasar on the design of architecture school buildings, published by Fairchild Books, entitled Designing for Designers, and has recently completed a manuscript of case studies, Ethics for Architects, to be published by the Princeton Architectural Press in 2010. (back to top)
Timothy A. Alt, AIA, CID is a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Architecture and is the Principal of ALTUS Architecture + Design, which he founded in 1995. He is a licensed architect and interior designer. Mr. Alt won the 1995 Young Architect’s Citation from AIA Minnesota and was recognized by AIA Minnesota as the 2009 Architect of Distinction.
The portfolio that ALTUS has developed includes single-family homes, condominiums and select commercial projects. The firm’s work has been recognized with 20 AIA sponsored and industry design awards including a PA Citation in 2003 for Mayo Woodlands and has been published in over 50 articles nationally and internationally such as: Architectural Record, Architecture, Dwell, Trends, The New York Times, The Financial Times, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Midwest Home, Architecture Minnesota as well as Walker Art Center. (back to top)
Mark R. LePage is the Partner in Charge of Operations at Fivecat Studio Architecture, a leading residential architecture firm located in Westchester County, New York. Mark and his wife, architect Annmarie McCarthy, launched Fivecat Studio in 1999 at the age of 29 with no money and no clients. Together they have grown the regional firm to a staff of six, managing projects worth more than $10 million. Mark is the founder of Entrepreneur Architect, this online education resource inspiring architects to build better businesses. He launched the blog in 2007 as a personal project to document ideas for business success. In 2012, Mark relaunched Entrepreneur Architect at EntreArchitect.com and introduced the The Entrepreneur Architect Podcast. Working to become an influential force in the profession, Mark’s mission is to teach sole proprietors, small firm architects and students the importance of business success in the profession of architecture.
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