Fred Scharmen graduated with a BS in Architecture from the University of Maryland in 2001 and a Masters Degree in Architecture from Yale University in 2006. Fred is a cofounder and principal of the Working Group on Adaptive Systems, an art, research, and design consultancy. As a board member of D center Baltimore, Fred was active for over four years helping to organize the Baltimore Design Conversations, an open forum for thinking about art and design in Baltimore and beyond. In addition to other work, Fred has taught design at the University of Maryland, Catholic University, and the Maryland Institute College of Art. He teaches architecture and urban design in the graduate architecture program at Morgan State University.