2002 Harvard University Graduate School of
Child Care Design
2001 International Study Group, Reggio Emilia,
1989 Master of Architecture, University of
1987 Graduate Studies, Atelier Italia, Ronciglione
1985 Bachelor of Arts, Oberlin College
1984 Undergraduate Studies, Institute for Architecture
and Urban Studies
2012-Present Blender Architecture, Principal
1996-2011 Holabird and Root, Project
1990-1991 Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Professional Registration and Affiliations
1992 - Present Licensed Illinois Architect
2000 - present National Association for the
Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
2000 - present North American Reggio Emilia
"Optimizing Outdoor Spaces for Multi-Sensory Exploration;"
Chicago Metro Association for the Education of Young Children,
Opening Minds Conference, January 2012.
"Nature Based Play and Facility Design: Using Nature and Physical
Space to Engage Children, Support Learning and Improve Well Being:"
Nature Education Workshop; Southern Illinois University
Edwardsville, January 2012. (Also presented at the National
Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference,
"Nature-Based Design Solutions that Connect Children with Nature,"
American Horticultural Therapy Association, November 2010.
"Designing the Early Education Facility to Support Collaborative
Interdisciplinary Work with Campus Departments," National Coalition
of Campus Children's Centers Annual Conference, April 2009.
"Organizing, Editing and Inspiring: Thoughts on Infant and
Toddler Classroom Design in Relation to Brain Development," Collage
emagazine, Community Playthings, 2010.