As a dad of young students and engaging in their educational activities as a parent, I have a vested interest in how schools can help cultivate a sense of community and partnership in learning. Buildings are intrinsic to the development of strong learning environments and the communities that support them. Practicing architecture gives me the opportunity to help design spaces that can directly & positively impact the educational experience of scholars, their families, and their communities; the buildings themselves should be instruments for learning and discovery.
My background in fine art and carpentry led me to seek a career in architecture. In practice, I engage in creative and conceptual explorations while also addressing the technical realities inherent to building construction. Architecture and its design culture help to encapsulate my broad range of experience and focus my professional efforts toward improving local learning communities.
Master of Architecture, University of Washington
Master of Fine Art, University of Washington