Born in England and Schooled in Scotland, I live in Lawrence, Kansas where I teach Beginning Design at the University of Kansas School of Architecture. I love my job: opening minds and unlocking the creative potential of students. Beyond that, I am a woman with many interests: Architectural drawing, Hats, Cake decorating, Topiary, Tailoring, Watercolors, Theater Design, Cartography, Gardening, Pianos, Cooking, Soccer, Paper sculpture, Costume Design, Sacred Places, Landscapes, Meat pies, Pop-up models, Magnolia trees, Children’s drawings, Dark Beers, Edges, Architecture, and Making memories.
Teaching beginning design students how to see is what I do here at the University of Kansas. teaching students to think creatively and to take risks so that they might be able to innovate. I am also an advocate of drawing as a way to record, explore, describe, abstract, interpret and imagine ideas and realities.
- Beginning Design
- Freehand Drawing
- Visual Thinking
Theater Design; Paper sculpture; Murals; Watercolor; Architectural Illustration;
- ARCH 113: Architectural Graphics I
- ARCH 114: 1 year Architectural Design & Graphics II
- ARCH 613: Graduate Visual Thinking Studio
- B.Arch., Dipl. Arch., Edinburgh College of Art, 1985, 1986