I am a native Oklahoman born in Enid, OK and residing in Oklahoma City for 30+ years. I was educated at the University of Oklahoma College of Architecture and received my Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) in 1997. I spent my internship learning from the renowned Oklahoma architect Michael Mahaffey where I learned all of my practical experience in design, construction, planning, and drafting. After becoming licensed in 2001 I founded my firm in January 2002 and specialize in residential design, remodels, additions, and new construction. My work also spans across many other building types including educational, industrial, commercial, medical, and retail. Since founding my firm I have personally designed over 300 projects throughout Oklahoma.
I have been actively engaged in the practice of architecture since 1995 when I first began my internship building models, preparing renderings, and drafting. I also spent a great deal of time measuring existing buildings, preparing as-built drawings, millwork elevations, and details. During this time I worked on many projects including high-end residential, manufacturing, hospital, retail, and commercial spanning coast-to-coast and including Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Florida. I feel very fortunate to have been able to work on such a varied and diverse array of projects and it has helped me to better understand the needs of the client, the objectives of the contractor, and the duties of the architect.
As well as being a licensed Architect in Oklahoma, I am also a LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional) in building design and construction (BD+C) demonstrating a superior knowledge of sustainable design and green technology. I am also a registered interior designer and a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA); I also hold past and present affiliations with the following organizations:
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBCI); The Referral Center for Drug & Alcohol Services of Oklahoma City (TRC); Oklahoma City Arts Council; Oklahoma City Art Museum (OCAM); Oklahoma Historical Society; Oklahoma Horsemen's Association, National Museum of the American Indian (Washington D.C.)