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Author: Bill Caplan

With a passion for architecture and people-friendly design, and an engineer's understanding of sustainable interactions, Bill Caplan, Assoc. AIA, devoted the past decade to reconciling the physical, sensible and operative manifestations of architecture, culminating in "Buildings are for People: Human Ecological Design". He explored, analyzed and photographed architecture on five continents from human and environmental perspectives. Caplan’s career has evolved from high-tech engineering to architecture. After 34 years at the multi-national company he founded, working with diverse programs ranging from the race to decode the human genome to space exploration, he established a think tank for the built environment to focus on architecture. Caplan holds a Master of Architecture from Pratt Institute and a Materials Engineering degree from Cornell University, College of Engineering. 

Bill's New Release: September 30, 2018

Contrasts 21c

A 256 page Photo Essay

Bill Caplan's evocative photography transports the reader into distant locales in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia to unveil the incredible contrasts between rural and city life still present in this 21st century. Addressing the cultural diversity of this region and its challenges, it draws attention to the conflicts between self-sufficiency and sustainability in an admixture of ancient tradition and present-day reality. Beautifully expressed in full color with descriptive text.