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RandyAnwayRandall Anway is a Registered Architect in New York and Connecticut.  He specializes in design research and is inspired by natural patterns and systems.  He holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Connecticut.   His Accreditations include Certified Biomimicry Specialist, LEED AP, and Certified Sustainable Building Advisor.

Randall’s experience includes building systems research for the Army Corps of Engineers and facility information management at Xerox Corporation, as well as high-end residential design.  His research and design experience spans from software simulation to historical building materials and residential, commercial and institutional projects.  He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), INCOSE Natural Systems Working Group, and a founding member of Biomimicry NYC.  An occasional contributor to the online journal, Zygote Quarterly, he is constantly learning about the changing world of design.  Based near Long Island Sound in Connecticut, he offers consulting through his firm, New Tapestry, LLC.

System Ah-ha!

Observing the ecosystem of the Sonoran Desert

Favorite System Tool

Other people’s imaginations

Using cameras to think in a visual way

Pen and Paper

Learning Resource

Thinking in Systems: A Primer by Donella Meadows

Signals and Boundaries: Building Blocks for Complex Adaptive Systems by John Holland

The Extended Organism: The Physiology of Animal-Built Structures by J. Scott Turner

InsightMaker.com – A free dynamic modeling and simulation web application


“Apprenticing to the biological world means learning to observe and interact safely and productively.”


Facebook or LinkedIn: randallanway

New Tapestry, LLC (new-tapestry.com)

Biomimicry NYC (biomimicrynyc.com)

Zygote Quarterly (zqjournal.org)