About Alan

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 Alan is a dedicated problem solver trained in Industrial Design with a passion for woodworking, furniture design, photography, theatrical set design, art, bicycling and teaching.  With over 20 years of design experience in product development at two research centers at Georgia Tech, 10 years of theatrical set design, and a lifelong desire to create things, his experience is as varied as the projects in which he participated.  He was recently chosen as one of the Top Design Alumni from Georgia Tech and was featured in the Alumni Magazine article "Tech by Design".

While a research scientist at the Advanced Wood Products Lab (AWPL), Alan created a very successful series of CAD/CAM furniture design and manufacturing courses.  His students consistently placed in the two major national design competitions.  In addition to his teaching duties, Alan was involved in a variety of research projects related to CNC manufacturing and product design.

Prior to his work at AWPL, Alan served as a product designer at the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA) for 13 years.  His product development work in Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance and Universal Design at CATEA was awarded numerous records of invention by Georgia Tech for creativity and uniqueness.

Over the years Alan's work has been seen in juried exhibitions at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, Museum of Design Atlanta, Furniture Society's member's gallery and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair.

In addition to his vocational pursuits, Alan also serves as a leader in Boy Scout Troop 580, Lilburn, GA.  He is currently the Eagle Patrol Advisor, a Life to Eagle Counselor and merit badge counselor in cycling, woodwork, woodcarving, disability awareness, and drafting.  Alan is available as a merit badge counselor in all of these badges.

Please contact Alan at 404-935-2654 or via email to discuss your design and fabrication needs.
Alan's work can also be found at the Furniture Society Gallery and at his Coroflot Portfolio. He can also be found on Linkedin.