Michael Cockram | Freelance Writer
Contributing Editor: GreenSource Magazine
Michael Cockram writes on architecture, the environment, and building technology for Architectural Record, GreenSource, Architecture Week and other publications.
Michael combines sixteen years of professional design and university level teaching with over a decade of architectural journalism. His experience in sustainable design and commercial construction administration has given him a broad knowledge base of building technology and sustainable practices. He was recently named a contributing editor of GreenSource (McGraw Hills's magazine of sustainable design) for his ability to present technical stories in clear and interesting ways. Other than writing on sustainability, Michael has written design-based stories and criticism for a number of publications.
He has a Master's degree in architecture from the University of Oregon, where he has taught as an adjunct professor since 1994. With students, he founded DesignBridge, a university/community partnership, which has grown into an integral part of the curriculum. Michael co-founded and directed an architecture/historic preservation study abroad program in Italy’s Ossola Valley for eight years.
His professional architecture experience includes working with the late AIA Gold Medalist E. Fay Jones, and recently with solar architecture pioneer L.M. Holder III FAIA in Austin, Texas. He is a professional illustrator contributing drawings to Courtyards by John Reynolds (John Wiley and Sons) and other architectural texts and publications.