I am an American architect with a half-century of diversified experience, and moved to Australia in 1984 with my Australian wife, Jennifer Fall. I’ve had some lucky breaks that have allowed me to work with over 200 design firms on ISO 9001 systems over 15 years. From that grew the opportunity to author a book: TQM and ISO 9000 for Architects and Designers (McGraw-Hill, 1996). That, in turn, led to being considered (by a few impressionable souls) as an “authority” on the application of ISO 9001 to the design professions. From that recognition came the opportunity to author quality management sections in the American Institute of Architects’ Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice, 13th edition, and its Update 2003. It also lead to becoming editor and principal author of Managing Quality in Architecture: A Handbook for Creators of the Built Environment, published in 2006 (Elsevier).