making the aspirations of Article 25 a reality for all people by using entrepreneurial approaches and innovative design

Refereed Publications, Galleries, Performances, etc.

Designing for Three Mothers.”  In Linsey, G. & Morihayim, L. (Eds.), The Death and Life of Social Factors.  Cambridge, England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012

Retrieving the Wisdom of Others, Woodrow Wilson Institute, 2011-2

“Temporary Shelters,” Extremely Affordable Materials conference, Ball State, Muncie, IN, 3-4 April 2011

Haiti Shelter Prototype, Building Back Better Communities: Haiti, 2010; Haitian Government sponsored design-build project, Winning Entry/Finalist

“Documenting the Decade,” NYT, Dec 31, 2009, photograph and description 

“Into the Open,” American Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Fall 2008

“Cosmos”, Asplund Library Competition, 2006; 10,000m2 Addition to the Stockholm Public Library, Sweden; Exhibit at BangМrdsposten, Stockholm, Sweden, 24 Nov 06- 31 Jan 07

Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, 2005; Design for new headquarters for the ICAR of George Mason University, Finalist; Exhibit at GMU-ICAR, Arlington, VA

“Rethinking Temporary Settlement Patterns,” Gund Hall Gallery, Harvard University, Cambridge, 2004 

New Housing, New York Design Ideas Competition, 2004; Exhibit at AIANYC Gallery

“2003-04 Loeb Fellows,” Gund Hall Gallery, Harvard University, Cambridge, 2003

“The Realpolitik of Utopia,” Perspecta, Yale University School of Architecture, 2003 (co-authored w/Deborah Gans) 

“Cities Without Citizens,” Rosenbach Museum, Philadelphia, 8 Jul -28 Sep 03

“Take a Big Piece of Paper,” AD, July/Aug 03 (co-authored w/ Deborah Gans) 

“Extreme Housing: Installation,” SloughtNetwork Gallery, The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,2003 

“Queens Plaza Competition,” The Van Alen Institute, New York, 2002 

Sunset Park Masterplan, Brooklyn, New York, 2000; “Sunset Park: Beyond the Gowanus”- Second Place 

Alessi Design Competition, 2000; “Portable Urban Objects” 

“First Step Housing: Installation,” The Van Alen Institute, New York, 2000 

“Under The Gowanus,” The Van Alen Institute, New York, 2000 

Disaster Relief Housing, 1999-, competition project; “Kosovo Transitional Housing Competition”- Winning Entry; "Disaster Relief Housing for Kosovo,” The Van Alen Institute, New York; RIBA, London; IFA, Paris; USAID Headquarters, Washington, D.C., 1999-2000 

Great Central Valley (California) Master Plan, 1999, competition project; “Housing the Next Ten Million”- Notable Entry; “Housing the Next Ten Million,” Competition Entry Display, Sacramento, Bakersfield, Modesto and other locations in California’s Great Central Valley, 1999

New York City School Construction Authority Competition, 1997, competition project; “School Commons of the Future”- Second Prize 

New York City School Construction Authority Competition, 1997, competition project; “Classroom of the Future”- Second Prize 

Utah Affordable Housing Competition, 1993

Non-Refereed Publications, Galleries, Performances, etc.

Conference Proceedings. “Designing for Three Mothers,” The Death and Life of Social Factors Conference, University of California Berkeley

“Building Back Better Communities,” ACSA Archive 100

“Save the Mount,” Wheeling News-Register, July 18, 2010, editorial

“The Refugee Camp: Ecological Disaster of Today, Metropolis of Tomorrow,” AD, Apr 04 (Co-authored w/ Deborah Gans)

“Portland, Oregon: The New World of Urban Development,” AD, Apr 04 

“Arch Intimacy”, AD, Apr 04

Cities Without Citizens. Philadelphia: Slought Books & The Rosenbach Museum & Library, 2004. “Rethinking Temporary Settlement Patterns,” (co-authored w/ Deborah Gans) Cadava & Levy (eds.)

“Home/Furnishings,” AD, Sep 02 (co-authored w/ Deborah Gans)

“Site Lines,” AD, Nov 01 (co-authored w/ Deborah Gans)

Non-Refereed Book and Book Chapters

Levy, Aaron (ed.) The Marjorie Welisch Conference. Philadelphia: Slought Networks, 2003 “Dialogue between MJ/DG and MW: The Without” (co-authored w/ Deborah Gans) 

Non-Refereed Book Reviews

“The Language of School Design,” CYE Journal, Fall 2008, book review 

“Schools and Kindergartens: A Design Manual,” CYE Journal, Fall 2008, book review

“Waiting for . . .,” Architecture Boston, July/August 04, book review

Publications/Creative Work in Preparation

Design Communication: Descriptions of the Built Environment. (w/J. Barbour) Iowa: Kendall-Hunt Publishing Company, 2012

“PET Block Characterization“. (in progress)

A history of refugee camp design

Refereed Presentations at Meetings

“Crow Housing Project: Lessons Learned,”  Greener Homes National Summit, US Department of Housing & Urban Development, Office of Native American Programs, Denver, CO, 27-29 Sep 11

“Designing for Three Mothers,” The Death and Life of Social Factors Conference, University of California Berkeley, 30 Apr 11

“Retrieving the Wisdom of Those in Need: Community Healing and Engagement in Times of Disaster,” Fetzer-Wilson Center for Scholars, Washington, DC, 4-5 April 2011

“Research in Materials and Manufacturing for Extreme Affordability Workshops,” Ball State University, 18-19 March 2011

“Interdisciplinary Innovation for Sustainability: The Next Generation of Residential Academic Programs,” w/ Lori Lander, Asst. Dir. of Residential Life, UCB. The Rocky Mountain Regional Sustainability Summit, 17-18 Feb 11

“Social Innovation,” Ashoka/TEDx conference, Duke University, Durham, NC, 25 Feb 2011

“Post-Earthquake Shelter in Haiti,” U.S.Agency for International Development, 12 Jan 11. “Post-disaster Infrastructure Reconstruction” US-AID Workshop

“Design and Construction for Developing Communities,” U.S.Agency for International Development, 9 Dec 10. “Post-disaster Infrastructure Reconstruction” US-AID Workshop

“Traumatic Urbanization and its Consequences,” Rutgers University, 27 Oct 10. Part of Fall series: Ecologies in the Balance?: The Way Forward

Non-Refereed Presentations at Meetings

“EDC Café/Faculty Research,” Mortenson Center, Boulder, CO, 15 Nov 11 (invited)

“Community Outreach and Sustainability,” Greenhouse Scholars Summer Symposium, Boulder, CO, 7-9 Aug 11 (invited)

“Social Justice and Design,” Upaya Zen Center, Sante Fe, NM 28 Jun 11 (invited) 

“Sustainable Housing,” Net Impact, University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO, 8 April 2011 (invited)

U.S. Agency for International Development, Post-Disaster Infrastructure Reconstruction Task Force; on-going meetings (invited)

“Apsáalooke Nation Housing Program,” HUD/BIA conference on Tribal Housing Strategies, 2 Dec 2010 (invited)

“Environmental and Social Sustainability in Developing Communities,” Elon University, 23 Nov 10 (invited)

“Shelter and Social Entrepreneurship in Haiti,” University of Colorado- Denver, 18 Nov 10.  Prof. Blair Gifford’s global development MBA class, business school (invited)

“PET CEB,” Frontiers of CEB Workshop, University of Colorado- Boulder, 6 Nov 10 

“Universal Design for the World’s Poorest People,” University of Colorado- Boulder, 3 Nov 10.  Part of the university’s Diversity and Inclusion Summit (invited)

“Contemplative Environmental Practices: The Horizon is Designed,” Lama Foundation, San Cristobal, NM 3 Aug 10 (invited)

“Designing for Disasters,” Engineers Without Borders, Boulder, 16 Mar 10 (invited)

“Frontiers in Earthen Construction,” Building Systems Program Seminar, College of Engineering, University of Colorado, 18 Feb 10 (invited)

“Global Climate Change and Traumatic Displacement,” Rockefeller Foundation Research Center, Bellagio, 29 Jul 09 (invited)

“New Materials for Traumatically Displaced People,” University of Denver, 8 Apr 09 (invited)

“What is Design?,” 2nd Annual Black College Summit, University of Colorado, 26 Sep 08 (invited)

“Good Architects Love Good Engineers,” College of Engineering, University of Colorado, 17 Sep 08 (invited)

“New Paradigms in Emergency Shelter,” Oxford University, 15 Jul 08 (invited)

“Architecture and Writing,” Naropa University, 18 Apr 08 (invited)

“The Palace @ 4AM,” American Institute of Architects, Colorado North Chapter, “10x10” Lecture series, 25 Sep 07 (invited)

“Greening Refugees,” University of Colorado Engineering Students Lecture Series, 24 Sep 07 (invited)

“Rethinking Temporary Settlement Patterns,” The Fletcher School for International Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, 14 Apr 04 (invited)

“Emergent Homes,” Wellesley College, 01 Oct 04. Six-part lecture series in conjunction with Alice Friedman’s seminar on emerging practices (invited)

“Trajectories of Research,” Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, 29 Sep 03 (invited)

“Homelessness + Design,” Art Center College, 25 Feb 03 (invited)

“New Materials and Nomads,” Yale University, Spring 03 (invited)

“Housing in the Extreme,” The New York Architectural League, 20 Feb 03 (invited)

“Socially Responsible Practices,” “Architecture Unbound” Conference, Five Colleges, Massachusetts, 9 Nov 02 (invited)

“The Real Politik of Utopia,” Slought Network Lecture Series @ University of Pennsylvania, 20 Feb 02 (invited)

Seminars/Workshops Presented

“Post-Disaster Infrastructure Reconstruction,” USAID, Washington, DC, 8-9 Dec 11 (invited)

“Social Innovation Education,” Babson College, Wellesley, MA, 10-12 Nov 11

“Living Learning Programs,” ACUHO-I, Orlando, FL, 15-17 Oct 11

“Social and Environmental Justice,” Upaya Zen Center, Sante Fe, NM 26 Jun-1 Jul 11 (co-organizer)

“World Reconstruction Conference,” The United Nations, Geneva, 10-13 May 11

“Dual Use Technology for Humanitarian and Mass Atrocity Prevention, Deterrence and Accountability Workshop,” Office of Rule of Law and International Humanitarian Policy, The Pentagon, 22 Jan 11

“Frontiers of CEB,” University of Colorado, Fall 2010. Conference organizer (NSF funding) 

“CAMEJO Vocational Training Workshop,” Denver, Co, 25 Sep 10 (invited panelist)

“Global Health Connections Conference: Haiti,” Auraria Campus, 23-24 Sep 10 (invited panelist)

“Contemplative Environmental Studies: Pedagogy for Self Planet,” Lama Foundation, San Cristobal, NM 1-6 Aug 10 (co-organizer)

“Lives in Limbo,” Rockefeller Foundation/Operation USA, 2 Apr 10; Conference co-organizer (Rockefeller Foundation funding) 

“Inter-Generational Mentoring Community,” Fetzer Institute  (Twice annual meetings. 2009-12)

“Architecture Unbound,” Five Colleges, Massachusetts, 7-9 Nov 02.  Three-day workshop hosted by Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst which addressed the possibility of a cooperative architectural studies major among the consortium (invited panelist)

“Urban Independent,” Creative Time, New York, New York, 28 Sep 02. Conference in conjunction with exhibition by the artist Marjetica Potrč (invited panelist)

“Structures for Inclusion 2,” Design Corps, Pennsylvania State University, 6-7 Apr 02. “Good Deeds, Good Design.” (invited panelist)

“Marjorie Welisch,” Slought Network, The University of Pennsylvania, 5 Apr 02 (invited panelist)


“As East Campus Grows…,” Daily Camera, 30 Nov 11

“Crow Agency Homes,” The Billings Gazette, 25 Oct 11

“Academic Program Designed…,” Colorado Arts & Sciences Magazine, Fall 11

“Williams Village North Showcases Sustainable Design,” CU Connection. 17 Aug 11

Nolan, Darcie. “Opinion: Haiti: One Year Later,” CU Independent. 17 Jan 11

Flowers, Lennon. “Haiti One Year Later,” Be the Change, Save a Life. 12 Jan 11

Flowers, Lennon. “Haiti One Year Later: Are we Any Better Prepared?,” Good. 12 Jan 11

“Federal Funds Support Building 27 Houses, Employing up to 25,”, 25 June 10

“Federal Funds Support Building,” Billings Gazette, 24 June 10

Rocky Mountain Public Television. “Haiti: From Crisis to Development.” 8 Apr 10. Web. 10 Jun 10

“Work: University of Colorado Design Build,” Architectural Record, Apr 10 

Bell, Brian and Katie Wakeford (ed.) Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism. New York: Metropolis Books, 08

de Looz, Pierre. “Depth in Venice.” 28 Sep 08. Web. 10 Jun 10

Architecture for Humanity (ed.) Design Like You Give a Damn. New York: Metropolis Books, 06

Wagner, Bruce. Memorial. New York, Simon & Schuster, 06

“Designing Effective Storm Shelters,” Times Journal of Construction and Design, Oct 05 

“Home, for Now: Relief Shelter Today and Beyond”,, 05 

“Shelter from the Storm,”, 30 Sep 05 

“Grappling With. . .,” The Globe & Mail, 12 Jan 05 

“Architects Offer to Help,” The New York Times, 30 Dec 04 

Davis, Sam. Designing for the Homeless. Berkeley: University of California Press, 04

Interview: National Public Radio, The Connection, 8 Sep 04 

“Interview,” Harvard Magazine, Sep 04

“Interview,” The Boston Globe, 2 May 04 

“City From Scratch,” Metropolis Magazine, Mar 04 

“Honor Role,” Special Design Issue, Newsweek, 27 Oct 04 

“Designing for the Dispossessed,” New York Times, 28 Aug 03 

“Workbox: banco scolastico,” Casabella, Mar 03 

“Architecture With a Conscience,” Columbia News Service, 30 Mar 03 

“Safe Haven,” Architecture, Nov 02 

“No Place Like Home,” American Way, Aug 02 

Interview: National Public Radio, Neil Conan, 8 May 02 

“No Place Like Home,” Fast Company, May 02 

“A Dream Coming True,” Oculus, Feb 02 

“Help for Two Helpers,” New York Daily News, 21 Jan 02 

“Kosovo,” On/Site Review, 01 

Seitinger, Susanne. Disaster Relief Housing: Emergency: Shelter. Princeton: Princeton University Thesis, 01 

“Anticipating Big Dig II,” Competitions, Spring 01 

“First Step Housing: Tech Brief,” Architectural Record, Jan 01 

“First Step Housing,” Oculus, Jan 01 

“Housing: America’s Skewed Priorities,” Architectural Record, Dec 00 

“4-Star Kitchen Delivered on a Take-out Budget,” The New York Times, 28 Oct 00 

“West Brooklyn, Post Gowanus,” TCST News, 31 Jul 00 

“Form and Function,” The New York Times, 30 Mar 00 

Jackson, Doug (ed.) Housing the Next Ten Million. Modesto: Great Valley Center, 99 

“New Ideas for New York City Schools,” Competitions, Winter 98