Joined Mar 31 2011
I have been the Founding Principal/ Design Partner/General or Business Manager of several small businesses that encompass my three passions:
* place-making & spatial design at the neighborhood scale
* catalyzing talented people
* growing respect for artists and their economic contribution to their community.
I have rebuilt antiquated, often condemned homes, revitalizing neighborhoods. I have published a newspaper that recycled used goods into new hands. I have worked with a City's effort to use its art as the gateway to understanding the distinct qualities of its neighborhoods. And, I continue Loni Gray Partnering as a unique Mentoring Consultancy to nurture meaningful individual and entrepreneurial efforts.
In essence, I'm about using all the unique capital of a place - both human or material - to grow economic and cultural vibrancy. Transition Towns are the scale to acheive that.
At present, I am back in school part-time, pursuing a hybrid program of architecture and sustainable design. I hope to create viable and rich alternatives to our isolating single family housing habit; models that better reflect us, nurture us, offer true privacy, and that actually partner with us to be more ecologically as well as economically sustainable. Further, I want to adapt and redesign existing neighborhood structures to promote business synergy.
It is my goal to use design to make communities more stable and resilient, more distinct and vibrant.