While focused on academic contribution through research, experimentation, documentation, and teaching, Jeff's research is intended to be useful in both professional and academic spheres. Exploration into new design solutions through environmental integration, computation and fabrication is essential for all designers. At the same time, architecture is a professional service required by our community. Day by day we require even more sustainable strategies and technologies. Jeff's work explores the connections between these - at first glancen- opposing areas, especially with regards to collaboration between professionals and academics and the development of innovative means of project development, both inside and outside of the classroom.