I detoured from a business trip this fall to travel through parts of Tornado Alley, which extends from North Texas through South Dakota. Big twisters seem to touch down there with alarming frequency, causing major building damage and heart-wrenching loss of life. I wanted to see how homeowners and builders there have responded; how they […]
The United States gets hit by roughly the same number of hurricanes each year. But they are growing in intensity, thanks to higher level of moisture in the lower atmosphere. In 2017, two Category 4 hurricanes struck U.S. shores. The next year, Michael made landfall along the Gulf of Mexico with Category 5 force with […]
My new book, Designing for Disaster, is available for sale on Amazon.com and at your favorite local bookstore. Publication of the book marks the end of a three-year journey into the fledgling practice of resilient architecture. If you are building a new home today, you’ve got a 50 percent chance that it will be the […]
The Independent Book Publishers Association presented Designing for Disaster with a Gold Award in this year’s IPPY competition.
A standing-room-only crowd showed up for my February book signing at Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington D.C.
A five-stop tour is planned to promote the publication of my new book, Designing for Disaster. Tour stops include presentation on how to protect your new or existing home from a natural disaster
My new book provides detailed guidance for designing and building a home that can withstand and bounce back from natural disasters