EDWARD M. BINKLEY IS THE National Design Director for Des Moines, Iowa–based Bloodgood Sharp Buster Architects & Planners, and partner in charge of the firm's Orlando, Fla., office. He has been involved in award-winning design projects since 1979 and has a passion for low-income and Third World projects.

Glenn Cardoso is principal of Santa Monica, Calif.–based New Urban West, a developer and builder of medium-sized, upscale master planned communities and most recently urban mixed-use projects. Cardoso currently serves as a board member of Home Aid America.

Mark Grassi is president of Napa, Calif.–based Grassi Construction. Established in 1986, the firm has grown to become one of the leading custom home and winery builders in the Napa Valley. Recent projects include a contemporary cast-in-place concrete home and a replica of an 18th-century French chateau.

Elizabeth Moule is a principal of Moule & Polyzoides Architects and Urbanists, based in Pasadena, Calif., and co-founder of the Congress for the New Urbanism. She is co-author of the Ahwanhee Principles, the state of California sustainable community planning guidelines, and played an instrumental role in rewriting the LEED guidelines for Neighborhood Design via a joint project with the Natural Resources Defense Council, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the Congress for the New Urbanism. Following the destruction of Hurricane Katrina, Moule participated in the design charrette and subsequent reconstruction efforts in the town of Biloxi, Miss.

THANKS TO: (back row, l to r) John Torti, Tom Stokes, Mark Grassi, Glenn Cardoso, Ed Binkley; (front  row, l to r) Dominick Tringali, Elizabeth Moule, Jim Soules
THANKS TO: (back row, l to r) John Torti, Tom Stokes, Mark Grassi, Glenn Cardoso, Ed Binkley; (front row, l to r) Dominick Tringali, Elizabeth Moule, Jim Soules

Jim Soules is president and founder of The Cottage Co., a Seattle-based residential development company focused on building “pocket neighborhoods” of detached single-family homes, cottages, and compact homes. With 30 years of experience in residential development, Soules often engages in dialogue with city planning groups interested in creating alternative models for detached housing.

Tom Stokes is a founding partner and executive vice president of SterlingCrest Homes based in Georgia. A 17-year veteran of the home building and real estate industries, Stokes oversees product design, development, and all sales and marketing efforts.

John Torti is president of the Silver Spring, Md.–based Torti Gallas and Partners, a firm specializing in the development and design of new towns and villages, neighborhoods, homes, main streets, workplaces, and civic and institutional buildings. Earlier in his career, Torti was affiliated with the National Capital Planning Commission, where he worked on numerous designs to rebuild Washington after the 1968 riots.

Dominick Tringali is founder and principal of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.–based Dominick Tringali Architects, a firm specializing in classic, timeless architecture in projects ranging from whole communities to exclusive custom homes.