As a dad of young students and engaging in school activities as a parent, I have a vested interest in how schools can help cultivate a sense of community and partnership in learning. I view architecture as being 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 young learners and their families; the buildings themselves should be instruments for learning and discovery.
My somewhat divergent backgrounds in both fine art and carpentry led me, recently, to seek a career in architecture. In practice, I get to engage in creative and conceptual explorations while also addressing the technical realities inherent to building construction. Architecture, broadly, and the design culture at McGranahan, specifically, helps to encapsulate my broad range of experience and focuses my professional efforts towards improving local learning communities.
Being a recent transplant to the south Puget Sound area, I spend most of my time out of office exploring my new surroundings with my family. Also, as a leader in the Young Architect’s Forum I have opportunities to volunteer some of my free time towards small scale, local community improvement projects.
Master of Architecture, University of Washington
Master of Fine Art, University of Washington
Leadership Council, Young Architects Forum, Tacoma