What architect/artist/designer inspires you and why?
William McDonough – author of Cradle to Cradle. His concepts on recycling systems that don’t downcycle materials and making things compostable are groundbreaking. As far as a pure architect goes, Renzo Piano is the man.

Where is your favorite travel destination?
My favorite trip (so far) was a mountain biking trip in Peru. Their combination of beautiful scenery, friendly people, great food and a simple way of life is ideal. The historic ruin site at Machu Pichu just blew me away. The effort, engineering and craftsmanship it took to build such a beautiful complex in a perfect high mountain setting is amazing. It embodies the ideal of thoughtful site planning and harmony between humanity and nature.