It’s fun discovering what we can achieve together.
Homes are personal.
Everyone cares. It’s fun discovering what we can achieve together. Creating and designing something so personal is immensely rewarding.
Great architecture exploits an exceptional process to achieve a fantastic result.
The Process: Working together. Listening. Enjoying the interaction. Exploring opportunities. Respecting contributions. Appreciating contradiction. Finding creative solutions. Striving for more… Setting priorities. Balancing objectives. Providing guidance. Educating. Finding what matters. These elements help ignite an exceptional process.
The Result: Creative. Powerful concept. Strong character. Valuing context. Reflecting the Owner: responsive to the Site. Solving the program; managing constraints. Appreciating balance and composition. Rhythmic. Aptly manipulating volume and form. Understandable. Filtering fashion, recognizing substance and achieving presence. Blending both focal and background elements. Comforting while evocative. Spatially engaging. Employing thoughtful materials with extraordinary and attentive detailing. Acknowledging the present vernacular. Respecting our environment. Accepting our roots. These ingredients help produce a fantastic result.
Father/Grandfather. Architect. Friend.
Strengths & Weaknesses: Usually argumentative. Often persuasive. Prefers conversation. Accepts emails or texts. Dislikes paperwork …willing to acknowledge the need it fulfills. Likes humor. Appreciates candor as well as sarcasm. Detailed. Organized. Stays with the big picture. Attentive to the small things. Caffeine addiction…somewhat addicted to most technology… Belief in trust, respect and teamwork. Values competition through hard work. Wishes common sense was more commonplace. Farmkid. Likes urban…but would prefer less traffic. Likes rural…but prefers more choice. Curious. Free time consumed reading and learning from my kids/grandkids. Occasional movie. Skier. Gardener. Would like to hike/backpack more often…
AOME Architects PS
1986 - present / Co-founder, Principal
Licensed Architect, Washington
1986 - Present
Master of Architecture
University of Washington - 1981
Bachelor of Environmental Design
University of Kansas - 1975