Maurice A. Gaston, is currently a student in the Masters of Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture + Urbanism Dual Program at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is from Toledo, Ohio where he began his career as a carpenter. He moved to Chicago to attend the Illinois Institute of Art- Chicago and received a Bachelor of Interior Design. After graduation he worked for 12 senior designers at the Macy’s Interior Design studio. He also began his career as Energy Auditor/ Quality Control Inspector. Maurice A. Gaston assessed 1200+ low-income homes and Final Inspected 500+ low-income homes. 2015 He founded Mainstream Architectural Group LLC a green construction company which is currently performing energy audits for the department of energy weatherization program. Since founding his company he has studied solar panel design and became a home inspector. After graduation, he plans to expand Mainstream Architectural Group LLC as a full-time firm specializing in green energy, sustainability, landscape ecology, and preservation to revitalization communities.