Registered Architect, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (retired)
National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB)
Registered Landscape Architect, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, (inactive)
LEED Accredited Professional, Version 2, August 2001
Czech Chamber of Architects, Foreign Architect under agreement with NCARB #5


Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Master of Architecture, 1986

Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, 1979; Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, 1978

Continuing Education

American Arbitration Association, Dispute Resolution, September 1995
Harvard University, Management of the Design Firm, 1995; Affordable Housing Institute, 1993
CSI, Construction Specifications Review Course, March 1993

Professional Experience

Executive Director, Centre For The Future o.p.s.
June 2011 to present

Sustainable Communities s.r.o. Czech Republic
May 2010-present

Hanson Design Group, Ltd., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
March 1983 to Present, www.hdg-ltd.com

Sustainable Communities, LLC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
August 2002 to Present, www.sc-llc.com

Maclachlan Cornelius & Filoni Architects, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
June 1982 to September 1982
Principal responsibilities included design of condominiums in Estate Stables, Ligonier, PA.
Prepared design plans and construction documents for site work.

Seay and Ridenour Associates, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
November 1979 to May 1981
Associate Landscape Architect for recreation, parks, community planning design and implementation.


Technical University of Prague, Faculty of Architecture; Prague, Czech Republic
Fall 2008 to Present, Full Time
Fall 2002, Spring & Fall 2003, Guest Lecturer

North Carolina State University, Prague Institute
Spring 2012, Landscape Architecture Studio leader;
Spring 2012 lecturer, Perception & Behavior
Fall 2012, Urban Design Studio Leader; Adjunct Associate Professor

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Adjunct Associate Professor
June 1983 to December 2003
Department of Architecture, Introduction to Architecture, Third Year Design Studio, Landscape Design: Site Construction,
Summer Abroad in China 1986 & 1997,
Summer Abroad in Czech Republic 2003

Pennsylvania State University, Czech Republic
Department of Landscape Architecture Summer Program
Summer 2003

Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Fall 1981 and Spring 1982


United States Green Building Council
American Institute of Architects
Pennsylvania Society of Architects
American Society of Landscape Architects
Czech Chamber of Architects
The Congress for New Urbanism
South Side Local Development Corporation, Design Review Committee, Past Member 

Lectures, Panels, & Guest appearances

Reader; Czech Green Building Council
“Costs, Benefits and Values of Green Building”
December, 2012

Workshop, Cazanovia New York
December 7-16, 2012.
International, multidisciplinary workshop, Food & Energy 

Lecture: Borders & Edges of Landscape
Architectural Institute in Prague
October 18, 2012

Food & Energy Workshop, Slavonice
October 1-7, 2012.
International, multidisciplinary workshop, Food & Energy 

Panelist, reSITE converence, Prague
May 24, 2012
Sustainable Communities

Moderator: Sustainable and Beautiful Architecture
Czech Green Building Council, February 15, 2012

Lecture, Conference Luhacovice November 22, 2011
Landscape architecture – from the green to od zeleně k tvorbě post-industriální krajiny; Maier & Hanson

Guest Reviewer, University of Pennsylvania
Final Presentations, MLA Olin Studio. May 3, 2011

Panelist, University of Northern Virginia
April 28th, 2011
Sustainabilityand Green Building in the Czech REpublic

Lecture: Conference: UrbSpace, Brno April 4, 2011
“Public Spaces and Participatory Process”, Hanson & Klapste

Workshop, Nitra, Slovakia: January 31 – February 5, 2011
International workshop of architecture and landscape architecture.

Workshop, Slavonice
March 3-13, 2011.
International multidisciplinary workshop, Catalytic Landscapes

Lecture, Conference: Revitalization of Green urban Open Spaces in Consideration of Changing conditions of Environment
Nitra Slovakia, September 7, 2010
“Rivers of Steel, Rivers of Life”

Guest Reviewer, University of Pennsylvania
Final Presentations, MLA Olin Studio. May 5, 2010

PSU Student Society Annual Guest Lecture, November 29, 2006
Lecture: “Ethics of the profession”

Conference: Steubenville Ohio, the Urban Future, September 9, 2006
Lecture: “Community Planning and Design, a Process”

Conference: Cleveland Botanical Garden; February 18, 2006
“Beauty and Sustainability: Gardens for the 21st Century”
Lecture: “Structures and Systems: A Sustainable Landscape is Beautiful”

Conference: CEFPI 2006 Annual Conference, February 3, 2006
Lecture: ”JS Wilson Middle School; sustainable design update”

Conference: American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta
Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, 2005
Lecture: “Designing the Green Garden”

Seminář v Luhačovice: December 2, 2005
Lecture: ”The Future of Landscape Architecture”

Millcreek Township School District Board of Directors, November 16, 2005
Lecture: “High Performance Buildings”

North Carolina State University (Prague)
Visiting Studio Critic, October 2005

Conference: IFLA Central Region Conference; May 5, 2004
“New Landscapes for Old Structures and New Structures for Old Landscapes”, Lecture: “Urban Landscape Character Protection”

HUD Regional Conference, August 5, 2005
Lecture: ”Energy Conservation Policies & Strategies in Affordable Housing”

NC State University, Summer 2005, Guest Critic

Penn State University, Summer Studio 2005, Guest Critic

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources
Continuing Education Seminar Series, 2001
Sustainable Landscape Management

AIAS Steel City Forum 2001, Annual Convention
Lecture: “Participatory Process”

Round Table Conference, Energy Smart Schools 2001
Energy Design Guidelines for High Performance Schools
Washington DC