Ecovillages, Cohousing, and Intentional Communites


Eco Design & Construction

Environmental Planning


Mentoring/Tutoring/Summer Students


Presentations in Colleges & Universities

Television & Radio Appearances

Volunteer Work

Organizations Involved With (past and present)

  • Facilitator, Tyendinaga Healthy House Design, Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, Tyendinaga Territory, Ontario, Canada 1999-2003: Coordination of a multi-disciplinary eco design team in the development of a demonstration off-grid eco house, as well as an analysis of conventional multi-house servicing versus alternative off-grid infrastructure servicing.

  • Facilitator, Load-Bearing Strawbale Building, Plan B Organics, Branchton, Ontario, Canada 2002: Supported the design and engineering of a load-bearing strawbale structure

  • Consultant, Green Building Design and Retrofit, Merchants of Green Coffee, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2000: Facilitated discussions of leading-edge green retrofit of a 100 year old warehouse for office, production, and retail space for an eco coffee enterprise. Included rainforest, living machines and living walls, renewable energy systems, and eco materials

  • Reviewer, Healthy Housing in First Nations Communities, Eagle Lake First Nation, Eagle Lake, Ontario 2000: Participant reviewer from a sustainable building and community perspective: two day workshop

  • Sustainability Advisor, Downsview Federal Park Design Competition, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2000: Helped to focalize and ground the ecological underpinning and direction with one of the five finalist teams in this international competition: Included landscape and built form

  • Writer, Y2K and Low Rise Housing Fact Sheet, About Your House Series, Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation 1999: Researched and wrote a four page fact sheet on the subject of Y2K awareness and preparedness for low rise home owners in Canada

  • Sustainable Planning Consultant, Design Charette for Eco Home and Site Development, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada 1998: Facilitated the design of an eco home with Greg Allen

  • Teacher/Co-ordinator, Sustainable Design, School of Architecture, Ryerson University 1998: Facilitated and taught a semester course in sustainable planning and design for third and fourth year architecture and building science students. Focused on sustainable communities and ecovillages: environmental site plan, permaculture design, buildings

  • Focalizer, Compendium of Best Practices, Canada Lands, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1997: Researcher, writer, and co-ordinator of a manual of sustainable development strategies for the re-development of the Downsview Airforce Base in Metropolitan Toronto

  • Consultant with Allen Associates and Ocean Arks International, Boyne River School, Shelburne, Ontario, Canada 1996: Design assessment with John Todd, focusing on the living machines

  • Writer and Co-ordinator, CMHC Ideas Competition, Allen Associates Engineering 1994: Developed structure for document translating technical terms into a format more readily understood by the public; subject matter was the energy building parameters of autonomous residential towers. Came in late in the process and helped put out material on a tight time line.