Ted Trussell Porter, AIA, received his Master of Architecture Degree from Yale University in 1984 after having graduated from Mississippi State University. He was employed by I.M. Pei and Partners, where he worked on a range of international projects, before forming Ryall Porter Architects in 1994. He has served on both educational and professional architectural juries, and he sits on the publications committee of the ICA/CA. He is a member of Van Alen Institute‘s Program Leadership Council. In addition to his professional responsibilities, Mr. Porter has served as President of the Board of Gotham Chamber Opera, and he serves on Opera America’s National Trustee Forum.