My family set a high bar for integrity, curiosity, and compassion. Following their lead, I realized early in my career that the relationships we build with our clients are more meaningful than the project itself. That may sound counterintuitive for a “design firm” like Neumann Monson, but strong relationships fuel strong projects and a ribbon-cutting marks only the beginning of a building’s long life.
Clients offer the intimate experience of facing their design problem head on. Our job is peeling away the layers and identifying opportunities. The notion that space can serve a functional purpose and have a meaningful impact is a motivating proposition.
What excites me about Neumann Monson more than anything is our office’s ability to constantly evolve our talents, focus, and abilities while maintaining the integrity of our team and its values.
Peter Zumthor, Tod Williams Billie Tsien, Tom Kundig…the masters.
Edward Abbey, Anthony Bourdain, and my wife….cooked by Ferran Adria (the food, not my wife).
Iowa State University (BArch)
ICon Arts Academy
Iowa Wrestling Training Facility
Citizen Architect Program
Iowa City Downtown District
Goodwill of the Heartland