|Practice, Service & Teaching|
Volunteered architectural services for ten (10) homes, resulting in residential quality for low income community families.
Habitat for Humanity, Anne Arundel, MD 1999
Designed for and won the "Ultimate Design Challenge" competition. Achieved an affordable and sustainable home for a multi-generational family in Maryland. (see Exhibit #2)
Harbor Habitat for Humanity-Benton Harbor, Michigan, 1994 - 1997
Volunteered architectural services and plans for new offices, achieving affordable, quality office and storage space for the community agency.
Habitat for Humanity Asheville, North Carolina, 1992 - Present
Designed plans and prepared contract documents for nine (9) homes which were selected by the Habitat community as most livable and most enriching to the lives of community members.
Habitat for Humanity Southeast Iowa 1993
Designed affordable and sustainable housing for community members. (see Exhibit #6)
City of Benton Harbor, Grand Boulevard, Jean Klock Park Development, 2002, 2003
Responsible for housing and development of multi-use land plan resulting in a development
Pokagon Band of Pottawatami Indians Dowagiac, MI 2001, 2002
Served as architect for a new indigenous tribal headquarters and affordable member housing.
Berrien County Land Development - Southwest Michigan 2001- present
Leader of private development and training of architectural student labor craftspeople.
Krasl Art Center Building Design and Construction Campaign Saint Joseph, Michigan 1991 to 1998
Served as Committee Chairman, volunteered pro-bono conceptual studies for an addition and renovation of the Krasl Art Center. Responsible for implementing the addition and renovation success of the project. Achieved a revival of artistic awareness within the community.
Twin Cities Symphony League-Saint Joseph, Michigan1985, 1988, 1991, 1996, 1998, 2000
Served as house walk presenter and architect of six homes which were presented to the public for viewing and symphony fund-raising. Achieved architectural awareness and support for Twin Cities Symphony.
Fort Miami Heritage Society-Saint Joseph, Michigan 1995
Donated office facilities to the Landmark Center after their historic 1880 building burned.
Saint Joseph Lions Club-Saint Joseph, Michigan 1982 to 1992
Member of the board of Directors, Secretary, served on the White Cane Committee and responsible for community involvement.
Shawn Greer Residence-Benton Harbor, Michigan 1992
Designed pro-bono plans for a Barrier-Free home to accommodate an 18-year-old paraplegic Benton Harbor resident mistakenly shot and paralyzed.
Berrien County United Way-Saint Joseph, Michigan 1984
Served as Chairman of Engineering Division. Responsible for community Involvement.
Saint Joseph River Yacht Club-Saint Joseph, Michigan.1980 to 1989
Served on the Board of Directors, House Committee, as Building Committee Chairman. Prepared design and contract documents for the renovation of the facility and was responsible for the construction process and educating volunteer laborers.
United States Peace Corps-Apia, Western Samoa 1971 to 1973
Volunteer architect for the Public Works Department, responsible for the renovation of the Public Works facilities, development of parks Master Plan for the capital and development low-cost housing prototypes and contract housing using indigenous materials and traditional labor skills.
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS SERVICE AND INVOLVEMENT
Coordinator of the Benton Harbor, Michigan's Community Planning and Development with the Michigan Livable Communities Committee, focusing the community's attention on the problems and solutions for the City of Benton Harbor.
AIA PIA Small Project Forum Committee 1999 - present
Award Winning Alumni
AIA Committee on Design - Minneapolis, Minnesota 1996
Changing American Landscapes: The View from the River "Three Reaches Up-River: Continuity and Change from the Prairie to the Twin Cities"
AIA Committee on Design - Memphis, Tennessee 1996
Toured Sam Mockabee homes and impoverished communities along the Mississippi River.
Construction Specifications Institute - Northern Indiana Chapter 1987
CSI Charter Member
AIAS National Convention, AIAS Arkansas - Houston, Texas 1969
AIAS National Convention, AIAS Arkansas - Ann Arbor, Michigan 1968
National Representative - "If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem".
AIAS Arkansas - Fayetteville, Arkansas 1967 to 1969
Director - wrote articles for the AIA Arkansas quarterly publications.
Presented eight AIA award winning projects over sixteen days to AIA Michigan architects and interns.
AIA Michigan Mid-Summer Conference Mackinac Island, Michigan 1990, 1992, 1995-2003
Committee Member, Coordinator of group activities for children and adults
AIA Michigan Steering Committee, The Three Year Plan 1996
Developed successful projects for public example of architects contributing to their communities
AIA Southwest Michigan Unlicensed Practice Oversight Committee 1993 to Present
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