He was educated 1940 at the University of Illinois (Architecture)
and Purdue University (Engineering), worked for Eero Saarinen Associates (1964-68), then in private practice. Since 1976 he
has focused on theory and experimentation.
He is co-founder of the Research Institute for Experimental Architecture (RIEA), and editor of its book series published by Springer Verlag Wien/New York. He has been a visiting professor at many schools of architecture, including The Bartlett (London), SCI-ARC (Los Angeles), Columbia University and Harvard University. He is presently Professor of Architecture at The Cooper Union in New York City.
2002 The Fall installation
1998-99 terrain projects
1995 Havana projects
1993-94 War and Architecture/Sarajevo projects
1990 Berlin Free-Zone
His works are in public collections including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), The Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), the National Design Museum (New York), the Carnegie Museum of At (Pittsburgh), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Applied Arts , MAK (Vienna), the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain (Paris), and the Getty Research Institute for the Arts and Humanities (Los Angeles).
2005 System Wien (Hatje Cantz/Stuttgart and Vienna)
2004 The Storm and The Fall (Princeton Architectural Press)
2001 Earthquake!(Springer Wien/New York)
1997/2000 Radical Reconstruction (Princeton Architectural Press)
1992 Anarchitecture: architecture is a political act
He is the recipient of an American Institute of Architects Honors Award and the Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design.