Paul Nielsen founded this explorative blog late in 2005, posting to it for the first time in early 2006. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a BFA in studio art from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there he studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently has two or three day jobs doing marketing and graphic design. He spends time in his little sculpture studio as much as possible — which is not nearly enough.
Daniel Nielsen is Paul’s brother, an aspiring painter who studied at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He’s happy to be married as of May 2008, is an avid video gamer and thus makes his day job at Best Buy in his home town of Grand Island, Nebraska.
Matt Pearson recently moved from Fayetteville to Siloam Springs, Arkansas, to take a position in the construction management department of John Brown University. He is a licensed and practicing architect and is eager to use this blog as a place to capture and record some of his thoughts on the built environment. Read more at PearsonArchitect.com
Ben Rhoads grew up in Lexington, Kentucky and currently serves as city planner for Siloam Springs, Arkansas. He did his graduate work in community and regional planning at the University of Colorado at Denver. He is, perhaps, a little too eager to share of his service to the community — the good and the bad — as well as to pontificate on planning theory.