What project are you working on now?

I am currently providing pre-construction services for Children’s Building Care project on the Sand Point campus and PAWS facility in Snohomish County.

How do you explain what you do for a living?

When I look back on my career it’s been consistent. No matter what my title is, I’ve always enjoyed what I do, and what I do is create places for people to work and live.

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

The old adage of “Nothing is constant as change” rings true for the AEC world. I think the fields of architecture, engineering & construction are becoming more integrated and specialized at the same time. Each building is more complicated, with higher goals – more efficient work space, less energy use, more daylight, less operating costs, faster schedule, less costs. There is pressure to make design & construction more efficient and lean. The challenge is to remove the waste but retain the beauty.

What is your favorite Seattle-area structure?

The Helix pedestrian bridge (connecting 15th Ave & Myrtle Edwards Park at W Prospect Str.).

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

Dream, Plan, Do!