Abstract Architecture

My Experience

AWARD-WINNING BOOKS

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GARDEN AND HISTORIC
PLANTS OF THE ANTEBELLUM SOUTH
  •  Communications Award of Honor, American Society of Landscape Architects

  • Annual Literature Award, Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries 

  • Silver Medal, Book of the Year for Gardening, Foreword Magazine

  • Lilla M. Hawes Award for the Best Book on Local History, Georgia Historical Society

  • Helen Hull Award for Literary Achievement, National Garden Clubs ​Inc. 

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SEEKING EDEN:
A COLLECTION OF GEORGIA'S HISTORIC GARDENS
  • Annual Literature Award, Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries 

  • Award of Excellence, National Garden Clubs ​Inc.

  • Overall Excellence, Southern Books Competition, Southeastern Library Association

  • ​Award for Excellence in Documenting Georgia’s History, Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council

 

  • Nominee, Georgia Author of the Year Award for Specialty Book 

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CROSSROADS
OF CONFLICTS:
A GUIDE FOR TOURING CIVIL WAR SITES IN GEORGIA
  • Award of Merit, Leadership in History Awards, American Association of State and Local History

  • Award for Excellence in Documenting Georgia’s History, Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council

  • ​Nominee, Georgia Author of the Year Award for History​​ 

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CRACKING THE
SOLID SOUTH: THE LIFE
OF JOHN FLETCHER HANSON, FATHER OF GEORGIA TECH
  • Nominee, Georgia Author of the Year Award for biography 

ADDITIONAL BOOKS

BEYOND BOOKS

  • A History of Sustainable Architecture: Design Fundamentals

  • Almanac of Architecture & Design, 2000–2009 editions

  • Leadership by Design: Creating an Architecture of Trust

  • Value Redesigned: New Models for Professional Practice

  • Design Plus Enterprise: Seeking a New Reality in Architecture & Design

  • How Firms Succeed: A Field Guide to Management

  • Innovation, quarterly journal of the Industrial Designers Society of America 

My experience extends to more than just books:​

  • technical reports

  • feasibility studies

  • master plans

  • design guidelines

  • magazine and journal articles

  • book proposals

  • museum exhibitions

  • award programs

  • translating academic work for a mainstream audience

  • newsletters

  • blog posts

  • websites

  • policy and procedure manuals

  • employee handbooks

  • workshop materials

  • writing and style guidelines

  • presentations and webinars on grammar and writing topics

CLIENT LIST

I'VE WORKED WITH ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN FIRMS, NONPROFITS, AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES:

  • Sowinski Sullivan Architects

  • The Greenway Group (architectural publisher)

  • Emory University, Office of the University Architect

  • Fuller E. Callaway Foundation

  • Industrial Designers Society of America

  • Historic Preservation Division, Georgia Department of Natural Resources

  • Design Central​

  • ​Georgia Civil War Commission

  • Industrial Design Excellence Awards

  • Tanglewood Conservatories 

  • Frederick+Frederick Architects

  • Tunnell & Tunnell Landscape Architecture

  • ​​Acoustic Dimensions 

  • Sherman & Reilly, Inc.

I'VE WORKED WITH NON-NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS FROM:

  • Austria

  • Brazil

  • China

  • Croatia

  • Denmark 

  • France

  • Germany

  • India

  • Italy

  • Japan

  • Netherlands

  • Portugal

  • South Korea

  • Sweden

  • Taiwan

I'VE WORKED WITH DESIGN EDUCATORS AT: 

  • ArtCenter College of Design

  • Arizona State University

  • Auburn University

  • California College of the Arts

  • Carnegie Mellon University

  • College of Creative Studies

  • Cranbrook Academy of Art

  • Drexel University

  • Georgia Tech

  • James Madison University

  • Kansas State University

  • Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

  • North Carolina State University

  • Parsons

  • Pratt Institute

  • Purdue University

  • Rhode Island School of Design

  • Rochester Institute of Technology

  • Savannah College of Art & Design

  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago

  • Syracuse Univerity

  • Texas A&M University

  • The Ohio State University

  • University of Cincinnati

  • University of Illinois, Chicago

  • University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign

  • University of Michigan

  • University of New Mexico

  • University of Notre Dame

  • University of Oregon

  • University of Utah

  • University of Washington

  • University of Wisconsin–Madison

  • Virginia Tech

  • and many more