About Me

The author at age 4
The author at age 4
The author at age 80
The author at age 80

I won’t spend much time introducing myself. I was born in 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska, moved to the Los Angeles area in 1945, studied architecture at Berkeley from 1953 to 1959, did six months training in the Army Reserves and moved to Manhattan.

There I met  a couple of brilliant architects who won a national competition for the Boston City Hall, and spent 1962 through 1968 helping to make sure the 50,000 cubic yards of concrete ended up in the right place. I married my wonderful wife in 1966. After a stint with another architect a group of us started a firm we called MassDesign (there is now another firm by that name). It turned into Tully and Ingersoll Architects, which lasted until 1988. Meanwhile Ellen gave birth to our daughter and son.

I worked on my own for a few years until, as the old joke runs, the money ran out in 1995 and I had to get paid work. I landed a job in Norwalk, Connecticut doing housing research, and we moved there 1997. When that job ended in 2003, I moved on to LEED consulting. As the work ran out, I gradually retired, finishing my last project in 2016. There are more details in my CV.