|| 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.
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.
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
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
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.