Years With Current Company: 8 years
Years as a BRAGB Member: 1st year as a member
Birthplace: Keene, NH
College Attended (If Applicable): Massachusetts College of Art
First Job Unrelated to Field: None, my first job in architecture was in 1986
First Job in Current Field: Michael Prodanou Associates - He was a former partner at TAC, the Cambridge firm started by Walter Gropius
How Did You Get Into the Business: From the beginning. I started in college with internships. I worked for 17 years in small to larger sized firms around Boston. After the crash of 2008, my career shifted to residential work, which was something I had been planning.
What Does Your Business Do Now, and What Are Your Plans for the Future: I try to work paperless, I’m moving to cloud storage and other technologies that allow me to be more mobile. I will also be exploring new software for 3D. Despite this, I still believe in old school practices and enjoy drawing.
What’s Your Company’s Newest or Most Noteworthy Product or Service: In the arena of residential design, I provide a quality well thought out and detailed product. Most contractors are not accustom to this level of information. My work makes the contractor’s work easier.
Keys to Success: Following through and having a well-organized plan
Role Model: F L Olmsted
If You Had to Choose a Different Profession, What Would It Be: Accounting
Are You Involved In Any Other Organizations Besides BRAGB: Outryders.org
What’s Something Most People Don’t Know About You: I’m older than I look and this causes people to think I’m inexperienced. I grew a beard to look older.
Hobbies: Skiing, biking, fun in the sun
Favorite Novel: The Fountainhead
Favorite Film: Delores Claiborne & Shawshank Redemption