BS, MS, PH.D, M.ARCH, LEED-AP, AIA, NCARB, LICENSED ARCHITECT
My architecture has its roots in my experiences with building, farming and scientific exploration. My first experience with architecture came from watching my father, a science teacher, draw up plans for my family’s ranch home that he built himself in the early 1970’s. Later, while working with my uncle on the family farm, I built numerous small agricultural structures and helped to construct and repair a variety of farm machines. These experiences taught me to respect the “do it yourself” mentality that many people hold and I respect the input of clients during the planning process. Architecture should be rational, respectful of the nature and origin of materials, and respond to the needs of the client. All buildings, whether residential, commercial, industrial or agricultural, have functional and intangible requirements that, when fulfilled, maximize the well-being and productivity of end-users. Once constructed, a building should contribute positively to the natural and cultural milieu in which it exists.