Michael Fifield, FAIA, AICP is Professor of Architecture at the University of Oregon, Director of the Housing Specialization Program, and is principal in the firm Fifield Architecture + Urban Design. His teaching and practice concentrates on smart growth and smaller dwelling unit design as a key to sustainability. Michael has received numerous architecture and planning awards for his work. He is a graduate in architecture from UC Berkeley and UCLA. Prior to coming to the UO as department head, he was Department Head at Penn State University and Director of the Joint Urban Design Program at Arizona State University.