Deane Evans has dedicated his career to creating innovative ways to improve the built environment – through better design, through the development and use of better technology, and through the creation and dissemination of new knowledge. A registered architect and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Mr. Evans began his career in private practice, applying his technical and management expertise to construction technology and building performance problem solving. Clients included corporations, government agencies, trade associations, foreign companies, and nonprofit organizations. As his career advanced, Mr. Evans assumed increasingly higher levels of management responsibility, eventually accepting a series of appointments to nationally prominent positions within the construction industry and with the federal government. From these positions Mr. Evans concentrated on creating, promoting and disseminating practical information and guidelines focused on enhancing the quality of buildings and communities nationwide. Currently, Mr. Evans directs the Center for Building Knowledge at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he continues to develop resources for architects and builders to create educational tools for the many non-technical stakeholders involved in shaping the built environment.