I am an architect, curator, and architectural historian. I have a professional Bachelor's of Architecture from Wentworth Institute and a Ph.D from UCLA. I am an Assistant Professor at the University of San Diego.
My work bridges architecture, finance, art history and geography. My current research, entitled "The Suspension of Disbelief," looks at the role of speculation in architecture through the failed postwar development of California City in the Mojave desert.
I was a founding member and researcher on the Future Living Project, an initiative that investigated the future of our domestic environment, and co-author of House of the Future (Tokyo: A+U: Architecture and Urbanism, 2015).
In addition to teaching and written production, I have worked on exhibitions at the Japanese American National Museum, the MAK Center, the Graham Foundation, and the Chicago Design Museum. Topics have included the cross-connections between art and architecture in LA in the 1970s, the development of super graphics, the role of video in contemporary practice, the relationship between art and technology, and the democratization of creativity. I am currently working on an upcoming collaborative exhibition on the past and present of speculative architecture.