Founded over 35 years ago, the practice of FXFOWLE Architects encompasses architecture, interior design, planning and urban development. With offices in New York and Washington, DC, the firm is committed to innovative design inspired by urbanism, technology and sustainable strategies. The basis of FXFOWLE's work is a collective, rigorous exploration of fit and form, driven by ideas about function, place, the form-making process and the role of design in human settlement. Knowledge and understanding of larger community and environmental issues intensifies projects' meaningfulness. Members of the firm routinely provide leadership in civic, sociological and sustainability initiatives. This commitment allows the firm to bring a unique perspective to every project, resulting in work that is innovative, relevant and timeless.
Kent Kleinman is the Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of Cornell University's College of Architecture, Art, and Planning. His scholarly focus is 20th Century European Modernism. He has taught at architecture schools internationally including the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, the Hochschule der Künst in Berlin, the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen, and the ETH in Zürich. He was professor and dean at the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons The New School for Design; professor and chair of architecture at the State University of New York at Buffalo; and a faculty member at the University of Michigan.
Kim Tanzer is the Dean and Edward E. Elson Professor of Architecture at the University of Virginia. She serves as a professor of architecture at the University of Florida for more than two decades. Much of her teaching and research focuses on the relationship between the human body and large shared spaces such as the city and the landscape with an emphasis on creating sustainable environments. Tanzer recently co-edited The Green Braid: Towards an Architecture of Ecology, Economy, and Social Equity, with Rafael Longoria, published by Routledge Press, and Volume 60, Issue 4 of the Journal of Architectural Education entitled "Environmental Architectures and Sustainability" with Vincent Canizaro.
Thomas Fisher is a professor and Dean of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. Previously he served as the regional preservation officer at the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, the historical architect of the Connecticut State Historical Commission, and editorial director of Progressive Architecture.
Kenneth Schwartz, FAIA is Dean and Favrot Professor of Architecture at Tulane School of Architecture. Previously he served as professor of architecture as well as department chair and associate dean and chair of the Faculty Senate at the University of Virginia. He has over twenty-seven years of teaching and practice experience in architecture, preservation, urban design and community planning. As a founding principal of CP+D (Community Planning+Design) and Schwartz-Kinnard Architects he has won four national design competitions.