The complex relationships, from cultural to environmental, of buildings and landscapes. Basically, how buildings create landscapes.
Architecture, and the relationship of natural landscapes and sustainable construction.
The dilemma of sustainability and aesthetics.
Photography, in particular the consequences to photographic possibilities with the rise of the digital.
Birding, in particular the conservation of birds and design related thereto.
I have worked with students in an extraordinary number of ways: on independent studies, as research assistants (on a book on the architect John S. Chase's own house, on the design of a release pen for Atwater's Prairie Chickens), as teaching assistants, as employees in my architecture office, as teaching colleagues, and so on. I've found such collaborations to be profoundly productive. I think each generation brings its vital own concerns to the table.