(March 11, 1926 – November 27, 2009) is sometimes regarded as "the father of modern earth-sheltered architecture." Wells lived on Cape Cod, and practiced what he preached by living in a modern earth-sheltered building of his own design. Wells was also a writer, il…rator, draftsman, lecturer, cartoonist, columnist, and solar consultant. Malcolm Wells retired from the active practice of architecture in June 2004, although he continued his advocacy for underground living to the end of his life. There is an active Yahoo Group in which his works are discussed.