Bachelor in Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, 1972; Master of Architecture, Yale University, 1975.
City planner, City of Chicago, 1975-1981; architect, John Hiltscher & Associations, Chicago, 1981-1983; architect, Barnett, Jones & Smith, Chicago, 1983-1984; zoning administrator, City of Chicago, 1984-1987; building commissioner, City of Chicago, 1987-1989; deputy director, Detroit Institute of Arts, since 1989; interim director, Detroit Institute of Arts, since 1997. Interim director Detroit Institute of Arts, since 1997.
Board directors Arts League of Michigan, Detroit, 1994-1997, Mosaic Youth Theatre Detroit, since 2000, chairman, since 2002. Co-chairman Mayor's Affordable Housing Task Force, Chicago, 1984-1989. Chairman Chicago Electrical Commission, 1988-1989.
Member Chicago Economic development Commission, 1987-1989. President St. Philip Neri School Board, Chicago, 1981-1985, South Shore Commission, Chicago, 1982-1984. Member American Association Museum, American Association Museum Administrators, Construction Specifications Institute, Lambda Alpha.
Married Gail Marie Sims, September 2, 1978. Children: Theodore, Andrew, Brandon, Cara.