Fritz Haeg was born in 1969. He studied architecture in Italy at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia and received a BA in Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University. He has taught architecture, design, and fine art programs at CalArts, Art Center College of Design, Parsons, and the University of Southern California. In 2006 he initiated Sundown Schoolhouse, an alternative educational environment based in his geodesic dome in Los Angeles. Haeg works between his architecture & design practice Fritz Haeg Studio, the happenings and gatherings of Sundown Salon (now Sundown Schoolhouse), and the ecology initiatives of Gardenlab (including Edible Estates and Animal Estates). His home base since 2001 is a geodesic dome in the hills of Los Angeles.