Born in Oregon and influenced by architecture of the west coast and how buildings relate to the landscape. Began architecture studies at the University of Oregon and later moved to New York City to engage in the experiences of a larger urban environment. In 1980 graduated from City College of New York with a bachelor's degree in architecture.
As an intern architect became an expert for the design of renovated housing in the city of New York while working for a real estate development corporation.
Later worked in corporate interior design and began to develop a more diverse work portfolio through projects for Time-Life and Sports Illustrated magazines.
In 1996 through 2002 employed by Deutsche Bank Corporate Real Estate Services to provide corporate design and space management in the New York branch and played a major role in disaster recovery after the 911 attack at the World Trade Center/Deutsche Bank building. Significant projects: Equity Research offices and new trading booth on floor of New York Stock exchange.
Transportation facility experience includes project management for subway station upgrades for New York City Transit, new Yankee Stadium Station for Metro North Railroad, 300,000 sq. ft train repair facility for Connecticut dept. of Transportation and 400,000 sq. f bus maintenance depot for NYCT located in East Harlem.
Private residences in New York City, New Jersey shoreline and suburban areas throughout New Jersey, and New York. Scope of projects range from small additions to extensive renovations and new construction.
Multi-unit residential design includes a recent design proposal for Wayne, New Jersey affordable housing, (200 units) and currently design and construction documents for a 15-unit rental building in South New Jersey near Philadelphia.
Commercial projects: small restaurants, shops and shopping center upgrades
500 seat sanctuary and community center for Assembly of Christian Churches, Rockland Count
ADA ramp and railing for Immaculate Heart of Mary, Roman Catholic Church, Bergen County. Masonry walls and stainless-steel railings.
Book store and café in planning phase for Seventh Day Adventist Church, Rockland County