Mark Alan Hewitt is an architect, writer, teacher and preservationist. Born in Illinois in 1953, he grew up in Seattle and graduated from Yale College in 1975, going on to graduate school in architecture at the University of Pennsylvania (M. Arch. 1978). He has taught architecture at Rice, Columbia, Penn and the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark. His books includeThe Architect and the American Country House (Yale 1990), The Architecture of Mott B. Schmidt (Rizzoli, 1991), Gustav Stickley’s Craftsman Farms (Syracuse 2001) and Carrere & Hastings Architects (Acanthus 2006). His latest book, published in July of 2011, is The Vintage House: A Guide to Successful Renovations and Additions (co-authored with former Old House Journal editor, Gordon Bock).