I have been in private practice since 1986 following 25 years as a staff
architect and Associate with major San Francisco
firms working on large scale projects such as
research laboratories, Oakes College at UCSC, Bay
Area Rapid Transit stations and maintenance
facilities, and the 13-building, 11-acre Pacific
Gas and Electric Learning Center in San Ramon,
California. My architecture degree was conferred
by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, after which
I spent a year at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts
in Copenhagen, Denmark.|
My work in private practice has ranged from office, commercial and multi-family residential to religious, with a particular emphasis on single-family homes, including additions and remodellings. I am currently a sole practitioner, allowing me to be totally available to my clients, with whom I take a collaborative approach to design. I pride myself on being a good listener to client needs and wishes and take great pleasure in seeing them realized. I strive for design solutions that are specific to the site and appropriate to the surroundings. When creating additions, my goal is to make them seamlessly integrated with the existing structure, becoming part of a new whole.
While I consider myself a modernist, I am comfortable working in Craftsman and Mission styles, which I feel are particularly valid. I offer a complimentary initial meeting to assess client needs and feasibility.