Why did you join AIA Seattle?

While in Seattle, AIA Seattle provided resources and opportunities to engage with others in the profession.

What is the value of AIA to you?

AIA is the design profession’s political lobbying group. With the AIA, we have a voice of influence in critical areas such as licensing, construction trades, planning, and policymaking.

What project are you working on now?

K-12 projects in Whatcom and Snohomish Counties
Mixed-Use/Multi-family projects in Arlington, Bellingham, Everett, and Marysville.
Private residence overlooking the Mukilteo bluff.

How do you explain what you do for a living?

Listening and Creating (and having fun!)

What inspired you today?

My family. Today and everyday. How will they, or others like them, be impacted by what I do? My family continuously inspires me in new (and sometimes surprising) ways, to insure my designs are making a positive and sustainable impact to their respective individuals and communities.

Has your career taken you anywhere you didn’t expect?

Umm… Snohomish County!

Can design save the world?

I’m not sure design can ‘save’ the world, but it can certainly make the journey more pleasant and meaningful.

What is your favorite Seattle-area structure?

Olympic Sculpture Park

If you could sum up your outlook on life in a bumper sticker, what would it say?

Seek joy first, the rest will follow.