I graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2003 with my Masters in Architecture. It was a great day; the sun was shining, the birds were singing and all the world was full of possibility. Since 2004 I’ve been a practicing Intern (CAD Monkey) Architect for several award winning architectural firms in Jacksonville, Florida and Northern Virginia. I’ve worked on all manner of projects from a lady who wanted to add a closet to her master bedroom to large commercial and multi-family projects to the South Terminal Expansion for Orlando International Airport (over 1,000,000 square feet). I’ve found challenges and rewards in every project I’ve ever worked on and I continue to learn new and interesting things about architecture, design and practice.
I’m a husband, a father, a brother, a son and a friend. I am defined and sustained by the people that surround me and push me to be better each and every day in all that I do.
My affair with architecture started when I was 3 on my first trip to New York City and it’s been a life long obsession since then. The art and science of creating lasting pieces of architecture is my profession and my passion and I look forward to helping my clients improve their lives through design.
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Nice blog. You know… I’ve worked on a terminal expansion at OIA with KBJ about 22 years ago. We must have crossed paths at some time.
I worked for KBJ from 2004 to 2006. Were you in the Orlando office? I worked on the South Terminal Expansion project for OIA with Walter Taylor, Kim Goos and Pete Novak. Amazing experience.
I was in the Jax office, Orlando *trailers* and San Juan *trailers* back in 1987 to 1992. Worked closely with Kim Goos and Walter Taylor. Kim and I were in the first core group of 4 that introduced CAD to KBJ. We had three 386 machines and one 286 and no one wanted the 286… it took 15 minutes to regenerate the landside overall floor plan! Love your blog. Very nice. Glad to see you have not become jaded like so many of the rest of us.
Brian, thanks for the comments. I’m glad you enjoy the blog. I remember Kim telling me about when they moved to cad and the insane expense back then to buy the machines and the software, etc. I learned so much from Kim Goos, Walter Campbell, Pete Novak, Steve Papke, and especially Walter Taylor. I feel incredibly fortunate that my first internship was with such dedicated architects so willing to teach a snot nosed college grad like me. 🙂
And, hey, it’s hard to become jaded about something you love doing so much.