Middle and High School Level: Guest Speaker Earth Day College Level: 1994-1996 Junior level courses in Design Communications, CADD Theory in Architecture, CADD Practice in Architecture, Environmental Control Systems II. Technical College Level: 1990-1992 Southern Technical College Course computer aided drafting. 2008-2009 Louisiana Technical College Courses on Introduction to Solar Power Systems Designs and Installations. Continuing Education: 1985 Course “How to Market and Sell Energy Efficient Structures” 1988 Courses on “Energy Auditing Fundamentals in Hot Humid Climates” 1990-1991 Course of 6 Workshops “Passive Solar Design- New Construction” including Co-author of workshop book “Natural Louisiana Architecture: Designing for Comfort and Energy”. 1996 16 hour course Association of General Contractors “Plan Reading and Estimating for Contractors”
We are all product of our environment, be they created by nature or mankind. An educational environment should enhance the physical and emotional senses of feeling, sight, smell, hearing and self-image of minds which are integral receivers acting and reacting to volume, color, texture, acoustics, shape, light, shadow and movement all affecting the formation of that mind. With this philosophy it is essential to integrate as many of those human senses into the learning experience. “Knowing the past will allow the participants to understand and act in the present which will cause them to plan and project their future.”
1985 Commendation from Mayor Lastrapes for Energy Information Booth at Blueprints Home Show. 1986 “From the Heart” Award in recognition of efforts to improve the Downtown City of Lafayette area. 1986 Guest speaker Louisiana Solar Design Association “Use, Purpose and Effect of Performing a Building Energy Audit and Analysis”. 1989 Guest speaker Energy Program Managers National Conference “Renewable: Advanced Solar” 1990 Louisiana State Energy Innovation Award for development and presentation of 6 solar workshops “Passive Solar Design- New Construction”. Co-author of workshop book “Natural Louisiana Architecture: Designing for Comfort and Energy”. 1990 Commissioned to design one of two Louisiana bicentennial “Bill of Rights” monuments at the University of Southwestern Louisiana. 1991 Association of Energy Engineers publication “Strategic Planning for Energy and the Environment” “Natural Architecture – A Response to Environmental Crisis” 2003 Silver Rivet and Decor of "The Times" Award for Relocation and Restoration of the Historical Structure "La Maison de Belle", Bed and Breakfast, The Denbo-Montgomery Residence, Circa 1898.
1975 University of Southwestern Louisiana Bachelor of Architecture Thesis: Alternative Energy Systems (Electrical, water and air-Passive & Active Solar Power Systems, Wind Generators, Methane Digesters) with Historical Research Library on Alternative Energy Systems 1979-1987 Multiple Continuing Ed: LA. Dept of Natural Resources Energy Workshops- energy management, design and construction, efficiency standards, energy conservation, solar design and construction, life cycle costing, solar workshops for the financial community. 1882 Certified Federal Institutional Conservations Program Manager 1985 State Licensed Architect
Past Professional affiliations: American Institute of Architects, Association of Energy Engineers, The American Solar Energy Society.
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