This website is intended to stimulate a discussion about creativity. Please post comments, questions, or interesting material in the “Thoughts” blog. I would be especially interested in answering questions about the nature of “common creativity“, and the ways creativity affects group dynamics and organizational functioning.

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H. C. “Chip” Clitheroe, Jr.

Bachelor of Architecture

University of Notre Dame, 1975

  • 5 year professional degree with thesis
  • 1972 – 1973 academic year in Rome, Italy

Master of Science in Administration

University of California, Irvine, 1978

  • field of study: organizational behavior
  • application: professional service organizations

PhD in Social Ecology

University of California, Irvine, 2000

  • field of study: environmental psychology
  • dissertation: “Mapping the Creative Context of Architects”

Selected Experience

  • Facilitation of organizational planning retreats, vision statements, changes to organizational structure, and creativity workshops for environmental design organizations in Southern California.
  • The Wildland Study: a Recreation Master Plan for the San Bernardino National Forest, San Bernardino, California
  • Facilitation of a Theme Statement for the Fanita Ranch Community in Santee, California
  • Facilitation of Urban Design Charrettes in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Environmental Design Research Association
    • Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • St. Louis, Missouri
    • Orlando, Florida
  • Author of Mountain Hawk, a children’s story that became the theme of a successful design competition submission for a community park in Chula Vista, California
  • Conceptualization and schematic graphics for Codding Cove, a coastal-river town setting for a Dundgeons & Dragons adventure
  • Photographs accepted for exhibition at the Orange County Fair, Costa Mesa, California
  • Successful grant funding applications to local, state and national private foundation and public agencies.
  • Collegiate undergraduate and graduate teaching experience
    • University of California, Irvine
    • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
    • Otis Art Institute / Parsons School of Design
    • Design Institute of San Diego
  • Conceptualization and implementation of an innovative community planning technique – “In-Town Week” for a recreation master plan in Montebello, California
  • Author of on-site activities and editor for the “Exploring Orange County Architecture Coloring Book”
  • Member of the Board of Creative Directors (advisory panel) for Embassy Suites / Hilton Corporation.