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- Master of Architecture, special commendation, Henry Adams Award (2nd ranking graduate) Harvard Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1973.

- Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA, 1969


- 1983-present. Poster Frost Associates, Principal/Partner, Architecture, Planning, Urban Design

- 1981- present. Professor, Tenured, University of Arizona, Drachman Institute Faculties of: Architecture, Planning, Landscape Architecture and Extension

- 2003, 2004- Acting Dean, College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture, University of Arizona

- 1999-2004. Director, Secretary, Rio Nuevo Multi-Purpose District (volunteer position)

- 1989-present. Vice President, qualifying party, The Madrugada Group, General Contractor

- 1974-1983. Assistant Director, Tucson Community Development Design Center

- 1974. Office of Judith Chafee, architectural intern


- University Distinguished Professor of Outreach, University of Arizona, 2004

- Diane LeVan Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Community Involvement, 1997

- National Trust for HIstoric Preservation Honor Award, 2003

- Arizona Planning Association, Best Master Plan, 2004, HOPE VI Santa Rosa; Best Comprehensive Plan, 1992, S. Park Community Development Plan    

- Community Service Award, Pima County, 1996

- National Award of Merit, NAHRO, 1994, for South Park Community Development Plan; 1998, for Carrillo Street and Simpson Street historic affordable homeownership preservation

- Distinguished Visiting Professor, Universidad de Panama, 1998

- Community Service Award, Tucson Urban League, 1993

-1st Place: Speedway Urban Design Competition, Tucson, 1986

- Wheelwright Traveling Fellowship, Harvard University, $10,000 cash award, Latin America, 1976

- Professional Registered Architect, State of Arizona, #10611, February 1976

- Registered General Contractor (Qualifying Party), 1989 (Madrugada Group, Inc.)