I taught design studios at LA-based architecture school Sci-arc from 1999 to 2009 exploring ideas of fabrication, sustainability and alternative forms of community. Most recent: ‘Instant City: A Manufactured Kit for a Temporary Community’, and ‘Unplugged: An Off-the-grid Ecovillage for 20 Surfers’. (See a fabrication video of one student’s work Ungloo). These graduate-level studios strengthened Sci-arc’s offerings in entrepreneurial architecture and development, prototyping and design/build, and strategy, marketing and branding.

I've been a critic over the years at design schools including Harvard, UCLA, and Art Center, and lectured widely, starting around 2001, with a presentation at the ‘Paradox Conference’ at Arcosanti a few days after 9/11. Other lectures included Harvard University, the Whitney Museum and Carnegie Mellon University.

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