The practice of architecture and our work touch so many facets of life and learning. I am so thankful to be in a profession that contributes to the creation of place and adding positively to the built environment. It’s rewarding and challenging to learn from the personal, natural and material aspects of each project. Our clients, and often the community, participate in developing these places with us, providing context and contributing unique features. I feel a significant part of architecture includes the process of discovery; learning about the needs and activities of each community, organization or context. Much of our work is within the educational environment and provides us an opportunity to positively influence one of the most important aspects of our communities: learning. Craft and curiosity must be a critical part of each opportunity. It is enlightening to hear about the values that identify each client group and participate in bringing those values to life in a unique way.
As Principal for Design, I have the pleasure of being involved in virtually every one of our projects. I grew up working in construction with my father and learned to appreciate the hard work necessary to skillfully bring a project together. Participating in the development of ideas with the people that author and implement them. To see a small gestural sketch turn into a building is breathtaking. So many people come together to make it happen.
Bachelor of Architecture, Washington State University
Licensed Architect; Washington