Unconventional architect who co-founded the Research Institute for Experimental Architecture in 1988. Designed structures in Chengdu, China, and Havana, Cuba.
He studied architecture at the University of Illinois and engineering at Purdue University, although he never received an architecture degree or license.
He was the conceptual artist for the film, "Alien 3," from 1992.
He married Aleksandra Wagner and had three children.
He worked for Eero Saarinen in the beginning of his career, employed as a field representative on the Saarinen-designed Ford Foundation building.