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Workshop Leader: Michael Singer
Mr. Singer is an internationally recognized artist and thinker regarding difficult urban and environmental issues.  His creative leadership was first demonstrated in the early 1990s when he led a team to re-think a solid waste transfer station in Phoenix into an education facility and positive force in economic revitalization.  He has led other teams designing Army Core of Engineers Levy Construction and New York City Electrical Generation Plants.  Currently, he is the Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar at Florida Atlantic University and led the community effort to redesign Howard Park in West Palm Beach in 2003
William Reed, AIA, LEED 
Bill Reed has been a practicing architect for 20 years and is one of the nation's leading experts on green design. He approaches regenerative design as the framework for which all technical and functional decisions are derived; the ultimate goal being the improvement in the overall quality of the physical, social and spiritual life of our living places. Reed is associated with Natural Logic in Berkeley, California, where he is vice president of integrative design.

His clients range from New York City Department of Design and Construction, the State of Maryland Department of General Services, New Jersey Department of the Environment, U.S. General Services Administration, Sidwell Friends School, US Green Building Council, Genzyme Corporation, Teknion LLC, Sabre Inc., various city planning agencies on the East and West coast, and many private companies in North America

Michael Shaw
Michael Shaw’s field is ecological design.  He is the Executive Director of Ocean Arks International. He is an engineer by training and founded an Eco-Village with others in Vermont, USA.   He has been involved in all phases of the development and implementation of natural wastewater treatment and bioremediation systems including Restorers since 1989 with Ocean Arks International (OAI).  With Dr. John Todd, founder of OAI, he is the author of two wastewater treatment patents.  Michael is currently the Chairman of the Trustees of the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland. He holds degrees in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Glasgow.  He worked on the famous Bedzed housing project in the UK.

Calen Colby
Calen Colby a civil and structural engineer with  Oest Associates in Portland, ME. Oest is a full service civil and structural engineering firm.  Colby worked with Singer and Shaw on the Transgas Plant in Brooklyn, NY.

Margi Glavovic-Nothard
Margi Glavovic Nothard is an assistant professor in the FAU Department of Regional and Urban Planning.  She is the lead designer for the 9-acre Young Circle ArtsPark in Hollywood (under-construction) and the future Young At Art childrens museum and the Delray Beach Gateway.   The Arango Foundation selected her as the top young designer in South Florida in 2002.  She is a graduate of Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and University of Natal in South Africa.

The Team
Glavovic, Weiss, Shaw, Jones, Vos, Singer, Katz, Colby, Reed

Carlton Moore, City Commissioner
Phillip Bacon, Collins Center
Eric Shaw, Collins Center

City of Fort Lauderdale Planning

City of Fort Lauderdale Engineering

Community Redevelopment Agency

Milton Jones, Developer

Sean Jones, Developer

Dr. Jerry Kolo, FAU

Mt. Olive Development Corporation

Jackie Tufts, Mt. Bethel New Visions

Annetta Jenkins, LISC

Lisa Maxwell, Lennar

Katherine Barry, BAND

Gloria Katz, Broward Design Collaborative

Jaap Vos, FAU

Glenn Weiss,  Broward Design Collaborative

Peter Magyar, FAU


Broward Design Collaborative
Florida Atlantic University
111 East Las Olas Blvd, HEC 1008A 
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

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