Kevin Rowellhas devoted himself to the study of sustainability, working extensively on international development, particularly in Asia and Latin America. He is currently program director for Kleiwerks International a non profit that helps communities use what they have more efficiently(www.kleiwerks.org). In 2005 he cofounded the Natural Builders,(www.thenaturalbuilders.com) a contracting company that works around the world doing cutting-edge work in green building and development, as well as large scale art installations. His passion for natural materials and their use in construction has shown through his publications with groups such as the World Monuments Fund in preserving traditional architecture In Haiti, and with the United Nations where he has facilitated dialogues about the use of local materials in construction for development.
-Photo Neil Beckerman-2007