There are many ways to achieve mindfulness. When I’m still, I prefer reading and meditating. When I’m moving, I’m likely at the gym or touring on my recumbent bike. In the office, I balance my own project work with raising the level quality assurance office-wide. I’m excited by just how strong our group’s potential is. My teammates are kind people who work hard and are extremely talented. With like-minded clients, consultants, and contractors, there is no limit to the positive impact we can have. The most rewarding part of my job is building relationships with clients based on mutual respect, professionalism and a desire to create something great together.
If you could invite any 3 people--living or dead--to dinner, who would you invite?
I would invite Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr. and Thich Nhat Hanh to dinner.
What other designer do you admire and why?
Rigor is a product of responsibility and discipline. I admire any designer who can distill the design solution down to the essential elements and achieve firmness, commodity and delight. My favorite architects who could do this well include LeCorbusier, Louis Kahn and Tadao Ando.
What's your favorite place in Iowa?
My favorite place in Iowa is any country road that winds through corn and bean fields and past farmsteads and agricultural buildings, especially during the harvest season. The simple, serene beauty of Iowa is breathtaking.
Iowa State University (BArch)