I am an instructor and researcher in Architecture and Interior Design who also builds. My primary interest is in design processes as a precursor to "environmental aesthetics" and its implications for design education, especially Beginning Design. I have several research studies in that field. I teach architectural design, beginning design, and aesthetics, and have established “making” as a principle foundation design experience. My research interests include architectural design theory/process research, psychology of learning, philosophy of perception, visual perception, phenomenology, beginning design education, digital media integration; design/build; photography; woodworking; furniture design and furniture making. Using education psychology as a basis for teaching design of the constructed environment is my primary research. I have recently published a book , Making Thinking: Beginning Architectural Design Education (KendallHunt 2011)