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Andrea Leers FAIA (“The source,“ page 22), principal of Leers Weinzapfel Associates, is an internationally recognized leader in urban, campus, and civic design. She is the former director of the Master in Urban Design Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and has taught at Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Virginia, and the Tokyo Institute of Technology.


Stuart Kestenbaum (“Craft brew,“ page 30) was director of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine, for 27 years, leaving his position in 2015. He is the author of four books of poems, most recently Only Now (Deerbrook Editions, 2014), and is currently serving as Maine’s poet laureate.


D. C. Denison (“Economy of scale,“ page 34) is senior editor/technology at Acquia, a Boston-based digital experience company, and a contributing editor to Make: magazine, the bimonthly bible of maker culture. He also coedits the Maker Pro Newsletter, which covers maker-focused start-ups, products, incubators, and innovators.


Blaine Brownell AIA (“Organic chemistry,“ page 40), an architect and former Fulbright scholar to Japan with a focus on emergent materials and applications, is an associate professor and director of graduate studies at the University of Minnesota School of Architecture. He is the author of the three-volume Transmaterial series (Princeton Architectural Press).


Jean Carroon FAIA (“The dark side,“ page 60) is a principal at Goody Clancy and the author of Sustainable Preservation: Greening Existing Buildings (Wiley, 2010). Her work focuses on the creative reuse of existing buildings to shape a healthy and resilient world.