the artistic possibilities
of designing with nature
Design and construct the man-made environment to be in harmony with the natural environment.


Robert Foote Shannon, Architect

Founder of the foundation in 1995, architect and GC of the buildings, designer of the landscape, and organizer of the foundation’s programs. BA Yale University cum laude, and MA Yale University, Alpha Rho Chi Medal.  He also paints.


Charles Brewer, Architect

Professor of architecture at Yale University, Chairman of the Architecture School at Ohio State University and author of the Book "Moonhole: the Rise and Fall of an Island Utopia".


Lawrence Linder, Architect

Architect, artist and photographer, currently working on a sustainability project called “Density Bump”.


Matt Brader, Artist

Artist in residence for 2018, and assistant programmer of activities.

Secretary and Treasurer

Steven Fellows, Master Gardener

Steven in charge of Landscape maintenance and innovations. He is preparing to begin work on the foundations rescape project, which will be documented on this website late in 2016.


Jim Jackson, Artist

MFA Pratt Institute, NYC; recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Grants; author and illustrator of "Seeing Yourself See;" former consultant to the Metropolitan Museum of Art; college educator and exhibition designer. Drawn to a wide variety of materials and techniques, environmental and community arts issues.


Laurentiu Traineanu, IT

From Romania to the USA in 1900, studied computer science at univeristy, advisor in electronic media to many businesses in Southern Vermont. Consultant to the Foundation since its inception.