Education, K-12 Education, International Schools Workplace
Bachelor of Architecture, Virginia Polytechnic and State University, College of Architecture and Urban Studies University of Connecticut, College of Engineering, Honors Program
Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, Board of Directors
It wasn’t until college that I developed an interest in architecture. In my first art class, my professor was an architect who had a great passion for controversial works — his enthusiasm was infectious. One day I spoke with friends about my growing interest and how fascinating it would be to be an architect. They challenged me to pursue that course – and I am still challenged today.
I enjoy practicing an art that has profound social relevance and technological sophistication. Architecture represents a synthesis of competing forces and, at its best, inspires and challenges the way we live and think about our world.
Perhaps the biggest and best surprise about architecture is the highly collaborative nature of making places. As architects, we work at the crossroads of the owner, builder and consultants and our role in the process is not unlike conducting an orchestra. This interaction is most effective and rewarding part of creating great buildings.