As an architect based in Bennington, VT. and Andover, MA. I work with old houses and the families who love them.
For 40 years I have helped owners restore, repair, renovate and expand their houses.
During this time, I have worked with over 1200 houses, some modern, some 300 years old.
While holding a BA from Oberlin College and a M. Arch. from MIT, I consider my education truly comes from the houses I have worked on and the contractors I have worked with.
I am an architectural historian by accident. I found I was showing friends and clients the historic environment they lived in but did not see.
Writing a column in the local newspaper, Sunday Drives, gave me my voice. I enjoy sharing what I see; so I give lectures and teach seminars.
I know from my work as an architect how available materials and technology influence design and construction.
I am most interested in vernacular architecture, how we built to suit our climate and our needs using the tools and materials we had.
Recent Presentations and Workshops
Traditional Building Conference, Speaker, 2022
Rockingham, VT, Meeting House Geometry, OnLine Lecture via Zoom. 2021
North Bennet Street School, Boston, MA. 2021
IPTN Workshops, hands-on sessions on Practical Geometry. 2015 - 2019
IPTW 2019, Stirling, Scotland. 2019
Indiana Barn Foundation, Annual Meeting, Keynote Speaker. 2019
Practical Geometry lecture, SAH-Latrobe Chapter. 2017
TFG Annual Conference, Geometry in American Construction, 1680-1850. 2014
Presentations, workshops, and walking tours on local historic architecture for the Bennington Historical Society and other regional groups.
Selected Community Service
Bennington, VT, Development Review Board. 2016 - present
Pownal, VT, Pownal Center Historic District proposal. 2008 – 2009, 2021-current
Ballardvale Historic District Board, Andover, MA. 1994 – 1995
Andover, MA, Zoning Board of Appeals. 1976 - 1992
Habitat for Humanity, Architect. 1985 – 2000, 2015
Bennington Museum Collections Committee - current
Bennington Museum Research Library Committee: member. 2017 - current
Hudson Mohawk Vernacular Architecture, board member - current
Open Church at Old First Church, Bennington, VT. 2012 - current
Preservation Trades Network (ptn.org) : board member. current
Massachusetts Historic Preservation Award, for the column, Passing By Andover, MA. 1994
10 Historic Preservation Awards
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