Alexandra Senter, the CEO of The Big Smoke Media Group and commentator on radio and TV.
As the creator of WELL DesignedTM Homes, Tanya promotes healthy and sustainable design practices to help bring much-needed change to the construction and design industries. WELL DesignedTM Homes are more than just green homes, they are living spaces that encourage you to live well through their aesthetic appeal, functionality, and sustainability.In 2005, Sesshu Design Associates was born in Tanya's now-hometown of Scottsdale, AZ out of her drive and desire to create sustainable luxury that inspires, energizes, and gives back to the Earth we live on.So, Tanya made it her mission to find beautifully crafted pieces that were not only gorgeous to look at, but that also support good health in the homes they reside in.
Mark Ryan believes in the experiential power of architecture, and his work is characterized by projects that are civic in nature and personal in their potential for impact. Known for strategic thinking and creative problem solving, his portfolio—which spans from master plans to furniture design and collaborative offices to facilities for rehabilitating troubled kids—contains diverse, award-winning projects that help re-imagine how we work, how we learn, how we play, and how we engage our communities. To wit, his contributions to housing for student-athletes at the University of Kansas and the Johnson County Youth and Family Services Center demonstrate his wide range of capabilities, all anchored in holistic solutions to challenging conditions.In addition to the practice of architecture, Mark is also passionate about education. He has been teaching at Arizona State University and University of Arizona since 2004 and is frequently invited to lecture on his work or as a visiting critic at institutions nationwide. He has served on the AIA Arizona Board since 2012, is the recipient of the Arizona Architects Medal and in 2022 elevated to AIA Fellowship in the design category.Mark received his first degree in architecture from the University of Cincinnati while lettering in intercollegiate athletics, followed by graduate school at the Architectural Association in London on a Foundation Scholarship. After working across the United States and Europe, including many years in private practice, Mark joined TreanorHL’s national architectural practice as a principal in 2019.
Discussions With Peter Twohy
Peter received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame in 1988.In 1991 he moved to Germany, learned enough German to work as the lead designers of a German firm, Diniaware Architects in Königstein.Peter then moved to Baltimore in 1995 and worked for 10 years for the premier residential architects in the area. There he honed his craft of designing beautiful and practical client-focused homes.He opened 2e Architects in 2005. A couple of years later he changed residential architecture by offering Unlimited 3D Renderings to all of his clients. Then in 2016, he began innovating again - this time pioneering the use of Virtual Reality. In addition to offering this absolutely stunning preview of their homes to all of his clients, Peter is also teaching architects all over America (and the world) how to transform their practices into Virtual Reality practices. After 16 years of accolades, awards, articles, amazing homes, ecstatic clients, and innovation after innovation 2e Architects is now the premiere residential architecture firm in Baltimore.