This is where we live. This is where we work. This is where we play. Design of these spaces makes a difference.
My car – I can always ride my Vespa to work 🙂
My favorite building is actually a renovated 19th century chicken coop. It is now a small single bedroom apartment. The building sits only a few feet from a large fresh water lake in upstate NY. It is equally spectacular in summer and winter….it is the adult version of a fort in the woods.
My magazine collection of PA (Progressive Architect for those too young to have heard of this publication).
BBQ….pulled, never chopped.
I love shaping people’s experiences in a space in a positive way.
A cat called Mikesch and a dog called Robby (who lives with my parents).
I have a lot of my old art, dating back even to middle school, that I’ve held on to. It takes up a lot of room and it’s not something that I would share with others, but every few years I’ll look back on it and see just how much I’ve learned since then.
Architecture combines the arts and sciences in a way that other professions do not. Growing up I was fascinated by the shape of plants, insects, marine life and chaos theory. I am a problem-solver by nature. Spatial design problems satisfy my constant need to organize what I see or encounter around me.
I would travel back to Prague to visit the 1930 modernist Villa Mueller by Adolf Loos again.
I have worked on a variety of project types, including the Hall of Fame for the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium, New England Office of the EPA and US Bankruptcy Courts, Sidra Medical & Research Clinic in Doha, Qatar, the Old North Church in Boston, Kaya Winery in Dahlonega, US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team HQ at Fort Bragg, Berckmans Place at Augusta National, and the Delta Flight Museum.
I enjoy critical thinking, problem solving and design… Architecture allows me to do all of these while improving the environment and positively impacting the lives of others simultaneously.
Sagrada Familia in Barcelona… I love Gaudi’s work.
Shelter is essential. I’ve always been interested in the decisions that influence and help create inspiring, useful, comfortable built environments.
To improve the treatment of women and girls everywhere and eradicate slavery. I know. That’s two problems. But we’re in my imagination right now.
Why should any pleasure be guilty?
From a young age, I’ve possessed a creative and artistic spirit. In my childhood, I would replicate and sketch cartoons from the Sunday newspaper. As I grew older, my artistic endeavors evolved, and I began sketching the ideal home I envisioned. It was only later that I fully grasped my father’s profession as an architect. It seems history has a way of repeating itself
My favorite building is the Galaxy Soho by Zaha Hadid. The Galaxy Soho structure is composed of four primary domed buildings interconnected by bridges and platforms. These elements link curving floor plates, forming a dynamic space that envelops various public courtyards and a central “canyon” on a larger scale.
Currently at this moment, none.
Ensuring that everyone has access to an adequate amount of food and water is crucial for the well-being of communities.
I would give up my smart phone easily… and then go purchase another one :]
I throw everything away, otherwise it’ll pile up.
If they made a movie of your life, which actor would play you?
Grasping the field of construction with the depth of experience one would accumulate over two decades in the industry.
Sweet Potato Pie. I don’t really eat alot of sweets but when I eat pie…. I destroy it typically between 48-72 hours.
I enjoy seeing products of one’s imagination rise out of the ground. I remember watching time-lapse images of a building under construction on Sesame Street when I was a kid and it just captivated me. I also spent hours playing with my Blocks building “grand halls and coliseums.” Later in high school my introduction to Architecture was the works of Frank Lloyd Wright. Who doesn’t like the scenery, setting and forms of one of his most famous houses, Falling Water?
Two horses. My wife and I pamper and spoil them. Endless fun with them.
My 1996 Summer Olympics sweatshirt. I have worn it every cold season for the last twenty years – It’s covered with paint and stains, torn and tattered, and will finally be retired this year.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BUILDING IN THE WORLD AND WHY?
La Sagrada Familia, it just breath taking.
WHICH TYPE OF PET DO YOU CURRENTLY HAVE?
A Yorkie, named Susy, she is extremely sweet (sometimes I wonder if she is really a Yorkie).
Watching reality tv or a cheesy romantic comedy.
The Barcelona Pavillion. It seems to come to mind a lot.
There are too many people that like Decatur. Seriously. It would solve traffic.
Bill Murray, I hope.
Because I’m obsessed with solving puzzles…and to me, architecture is the biggest uber-puzzle of them all. There are a thousand different possibilities. What will make the space beautiful? Functional? Cost-effective? Innovative? Fun? Most impactful for the community? Each of these questions has a different answer, but when you’re able to find a way to tie all the threads together, the best reward is seeing others enjoy that little piece of the puzzle that you helped bring to life.
Jennifer Lawrence starring in some quirky Wes Anderson movie.
REI…. And then I’d head for the mountains and you’d never see me again.
A whole coconut that I caught at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans
Learning/speaking other languages
Buying unnecessary things at the thrift store.
Barnes and Noble
I was always interested in the creation of spaces and manipulating my environment. We have the opportunity to affect the lives and experiences of people with our designs.
I would have to say the Pantheon in Rome. The experience of being in that singular space with the understanding that it was built almost 2000 years ago.
My great Grandparent’s rickety old chair.
A combo of dark chocolate covered caramels with sea salt + red wine
Homemade clothing from my grandmother