The first day
of architectural drafting class as a freshman in high school I knew I wanted
to be an architect.
During my college years I learned from great professors as well as
summer jobs where I was able to work under the supervision of architects
from downtown Paterson, N.J. to M.I.T. and Harvard Medical School
Planning departments as well as architectural firms in Boston.
When I came to
Minnesota I worked for several large and small firmsÖ until I finally
realized that designing custom homes was my passion. Thatís when I began my own
Residential Architectural firm (1985).
Iíve focused exclusively on Residential Architecture (mostly custom homes but
also townhomes and a condominium in Orono).
I work directly with both individual clients and builders. I have
learned from school and work, builders and clients how to
create a great home and keep it in budget.
strength is my ability to really hear what you have to say and
translate that creatively to paper knowing each choice has both a dollar value and beauty value attached
Itís in that wonderful balance real homes are made.
I am someone
who both connects with the people the home is for, and with the home
I also know what builders and city building departments need as far as
the blueprints go. I have worked with numerous cities from Big Lake, to
Lakeville, to Victoria and all cities in between. (And from Duluth to Colorado
to California, but thatís another
I love what I
do and I love doing it with people who have a passion for building a