Education: UC Berkeley, M.Arch, 1974 UC Berkeley, A.B. Environmental Design, 1970

Place of Birth: Walnut Creek, California

Favorite Cities: Kathmandu, Nepal; Bagan, Burma (Myanmar); Cusco, Peru; Kyoto

Favorite Buildings: Tengboche and Braga Monasteries, Khumbu and Manang, Nepal and other high-altitude cultural structures. Simple honest buildings celebrating the spirit of a people in harsh climates and spectacular natural surroundings

Favorite Meal: Long slow dinners with lots of friends, family, barbecue, good wine, and conversation

Favorite Sport: Road cycling

Hero: My dad, the quintessential Texas gentleman

Spare Time: Watching Susan train the horses and working at the farm

Best Vacations: Five summers with Susan, Preston, and Forrest in Oregon; trekking trips in the Himalayas, Andes, Dolomites, and Sierras

Duration at ELS: Since September 1981

What Else: Long road rides in the hills of Marin and Sonoma; long hikes with Susan, long runs with the dog; trying to keep up with my boys on mountain bike runs and the ski slopes; opening nights on the venues we have designed, particularly the children’s performances


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