Michael Stanton currently practices architecture and urbanism in Beirut and teaches internationally. His design work has been awarded four times by the ACSA, and won the Young Architect's Award from the Architectural League of New York, the Biennial Steedman Prize and been selected for Progressive Architecture awards plus winning several competitions. Several projects have won competitions including recently a tower in Abu Dhabi. He was a Fellow in Architecture at the American Academy in Rome in 1990-91 and the first Aga Kahn Traveling Fellow in 1980. Recently he published two book chapters, on the African-American city and pedagogy, and many articles in journals including Volume, Log, Perspecta, Archis, Modulus and Bauwelt. He has just completed a book on the American City in the context of paradox. He has lectured and exhibited his work extensively in the Americas and Europe. He has taught at several American universities, and in Denmark and Lebanon, and has directed study programs for these schools in Italy and he co-founded and directed eleven international workshops in Venice and Barcelona. Recently, with Dutch collaborators including Paritzan Publik with whom he works chronically, he co-directed the first Studio Beirut workshop documented in Volume.