Principal, Healthcare Practice
I grew up in a community of builders and building tradesmen, and completed a carpentry apprenticeship before entering college. I loved building things, but found that designing and practicing architecture complemented my desire to build, while better satisfying my intellectual interests.
I have dedicated my career to a focus on architecture for healthcare. In graduate school I found the process of design to be the most exciting thing about architecture. It just so happened that the professor who led the Healthcare Facility Design Studio at Clemson was also the best design mentor. That introduced me to a specialty in architecture that is one of the most challenging and gratifying. Now after twenty seven years as a healthcare architect, I find it every bit as exciting as it was when I began.
Having worked with the full spectrum of hospital and outpatient project types, I’ve concentrated most in developing campus and facility master plans, surgical facilities, emergency departments and maternal/newborn care facilities.
Whenever I can I play golf, which is really just an elaborate way of discovering humility, but also enjoy designing and building a never ending array of renovations and improvements to my home, under the vigilant supervision of my wife, Louisa.