Why did you join AIA Seattle?

To connect with others in the field, to elevate design, and to have an impact on the direction and evolution of the practice of architecture.

What is the value of AIA to you?

It is a great place to learn from others and have discussions around design, the profession, and our changing city.

What relationships have you created?

I have connected with colleagues in the profession both locally and nationally.

What project are you working on now?

Seattle Aquarium Expansion – Ocean Pavilion
Seattle Academy Middle School
Pier 66 Conference Center Renovation

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

Yes, I have had the privilege of working in a number of unique locations, from Native American lands in Washington, to countries half way around the globe.
Each project has been unique and exciting in its own way.

What inspired you today?

A good cup of QED Coffee, it doesn’t take much. . . not sure that was an inspired response.

Where is the field of architecture, engineering or construction headed?

The practice is moving in a direction where we need to be:
– More engaged, and not shy away from the issues that effect our communities.
– Research focused, and continue to innovate and change.
-Network driven, and connect with thought leaders across other disciplines.

Can design save the world?

Is there any doubt?

What do you hope to contribute from your work?

To create inspiring spaces that bring people together around community, culture, and place.

What is your favorite Seattle-area structure?

Can I pick two?
The University of Washington Faculty Club by Paul Hayden Kirk and Victor Steinbruck, and the chapel of St Ignatius by Steven Holl.

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

kickass design can change the world!!!