As a pre-college teen, I intended get my Undergraduate Degree in Architecture, practice for about 10 years, and then get a degree in something else. Electrical engineering, computer architecture, law, or business were the likely contenders. Why this plan? Who knows. I suppose I had several examples in my life of people that lived a few different lives over time, like a grandfather that was a career-fighter-pilot-then-counselor-then-local-politician, a father that was a private-investigator-then-construction-accountant-then-construction-dispute-consultant and a mother that was a programmer-then-manager-of-info-sys-then-school-teacher-then-non-profit-director. I could go on but I digress.

Anyway, I stayed in architecture longer than expected, almost 20 years instead of 10 years. I had some good times though. After a few years of general practice, I chose to specialize in hospital design as it was a perfect intersection of highly technical functional requirements, complex interrelationships between components, departments, and usage, and then also a requirement to wrap it all in a patient and provider experience that could actually make a tangible difference to people in the world. So it was a great blend of my passion for analytical problem-solving and creativity.

  • Building a Low-Cost DIY Eurorack Case
    After I built the two main eurorack modular synth cases here, I decided it would be cool to have a smaller one that is more portable and easy to sit in my lap or carry around…
  • Unbuilt Work
    As fun as it is to design something and then see it built, it is also fun to design things that may never get built. Here is a selection of various projects I’ve designed which have…
  • Built Work
    I had a professor in Architecture school (what’s up Mabel Wilson!) that, in response to me asking what it felt like to walk around in a building you designed, said “It is a mixed experience for…
  • Custom Mapping Hierarchies in Power BI with Choropleth
    I recently had a client that needed to create an interactive map-based hierarchy to visualize data in Power BI but needed to use custom mapping boundaries from ArcGIS. It took a little bit to figure it…
  • Building a Shoe Library
    Our three-story townhome has space reserved for an elevator in the footprint, but were initially built out as closets. My girlfriend has a real passion for heels (which is awesome because I like a girl in…