John Dwyer (B.Arch. 1996, M.Arch. 2002) is profiled by Linda Mack in the March 7, 2009 issue of the Star Tribune. Dwyer has most recently been in East Biloxi, MS where he's been building six sustainable model homes developed by Architecture for Humanity. Since Hurricane Katrina hit the gulf coast almost four years ago, Dwyer has taken Architecture students to New Orleans to build a gallery for two photographers in the city's Ninth Ward, led a community design center, and has overseen delivery of the Clean Hub, a shipping container that he and his students retrofitted for solar energy and rainwater collection.
Dean Tom Fisher (Architecture) is quoted in Mack's article, saying, "John's a really good model for our students. He learned that you can transform the world: Just start doing it."