Jun 2013Proposal for a LEED Gold targeted dining pavilion at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington, DC. A collaboration between Sterner Design and Richard Butz Design Studio. view project >>
Dec 2011This report details the results of a survey that investigates the use of green building analysis tools and other software among U.S. architects.
architecture software survey published
Jan 2011Designing Resilience: Sustainable Design from a Complex Systems Perspective appears as a chapter in the peer-reviewed volume New Directions in Sustainable Design, edited by Michael Zaretsky and Adrian Parr (Routledge). view project >>
designing resilience published
Dec 2010An excerpt from this new composition for "augmented string quintet" — string quintet plus percussion — is now available on the compositions page.
advanced cybernetics excerpt
Oct 2010The paper Toward the Green City: Biodigesters as a Catalyst for a New Urban Form, co-authored with Lyle Solla-Yates, was presented at the ACSA Northeast Fall Conference. view project >>
toward the green city presented at ACSA conference
Aug 2009This entry to the WPA 2.0 competition, completed with an inter-disciplinary team, proposed a waste treatment system that would transform waste into value and create positive feedback for a sustainable urban metabolism. Four whitepapers elaborate on the theoretical and technical underpinnings of the concept.
the sewer is [a] mine.
view project | view whitepaper 1 | view whitepaper 2
Mar 2009Routledge has published Precedents in Zero-Energy Design: A Graphic Analysis of the 2007 Solar Decathlon Houses, by Michael Zaretsky. This analysis was the end product of a graduate seminar of which I was a part. view project >>