In seventh grade I took a class that introduced printing, photography, and drafting. I loved the process of solving spatial problems and knew that I wanted to be an architect. It has since taken me years to figure out what that exactly entails. I now know my calling in life is to serve others through sharing of my knowledge of buildings to create places, places that matter, places that enhance livability.
As, Samual Mockbee, one of the greatest architects in history states: “Architecture has to be greater than just architecture. It has to address social values, as well as technical and aesthetic values. On top of that, the one true gift that an architect has is his or her imagination. We take something ordinary and elevate it to something extraordinary.”
As an architect in Harrisonburg, I want to create change, enhance community, and reduce energy and resource consumption through design. I want to “Design like I give a damn.”