Michael Dudley graduated with a Bachelors of Architecture degree from North Carolina State University School of Design in 1986, with additional studies in sculpture and product design. He has worked with a broad range of projects in the U.S., Sweden and in Europe, for which he has received numerous awards. Parallel with working, he attended the post-graduate architectural program at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm.
In 1999, he established his own architectural practice, Process Architects. Presently, he combines his professional practice with teaching in the post-graduate architecture program entitled RESOURCES at the Royal Institute of Art of Sweden, as well as guest lecturing, supervising and participating as a guest critic at Beckmans College of Design and the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm.
Adam Royalty is the Lead Research Investigator at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school) at Stanford University. He helped found the d.school’s Environments Collaborative and K-12 Lab. Besides designing tools that allow people to gain confidence in their creative thinking, he works as part of REDlab in the Stanford School of Education to understand the impact of design thinking. His goal is to connect creative work and critical thinking in K-12 education to inspire, motivate, and empower students to solve challenges they never thought they could. http://dschool.stanford.edu/bio/adam-royalty/
John Locke graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005 and a Masters Degree in Advanced Architecture Design from Columbia University in 2009 where he was awarded the William Ware Prize for Excellence in Design, the highest honor award given by Columbia for design work. John is currently a designer with Rogers Marvel Architects in New York and has previously worked with Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and Randall Stout Architects. In addition to other architecture work, John is an adjunct professor at Columbia University. For more information, visit gracefulspoon.com.
Margaret Simmons-Cross is a Senior Associate with Hatch Mott MacDonald and registered Professional Civil Engineer in 5 states with more than 29 years of experience specializing in the design, project management and program management of roadway, bridge and transit projects. Margaret has had the good fortune of working in several major metropolitan areas around the country, including Boston, Salt Lake City, Denver, Seattle and San Jose. Margaret is currently working with the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s (VTA) as the Highway Program Manager responsible for implementing the highway improvement program for Santa Clara County. Prior experience includes two design-build projects in Salt Lake City, UT and Denver, CO.
Margaret holds a BS in Civil Engineering Union College and completed masters work in civil/structural engineering at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She is a member of the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS), San Francisco Chapter and is the chair of the South Bay Programs Committee for WTS. She is also the Chair of the Hatch Mott MacDonald Diversity Committee, which is focused on education and promotion on the topic to raise awareness of the importance of diversity within the Hatch Mott MacDonald organization.
In her spare time, Margaret enjoys getting her hands dirty with gardening in her yard, bike riding, and golfing with her family foursome.