"THE MOST INSPIRING ASPECT OF THE DESIGN INDUSTRY IS THAT WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO TRULY IMPACT PEOPLE THROUGH THEIR ENVIRONMENTS."
EVP, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
University of Kansas
What's been your most rewarding project(s) while at your firm?
The most rewarding project was AMC’s Roosevelt Field theatre in Garden City, NY. It was a huge transformation of an old, degraded property including adding new floor levels to the existing theatre and adding a new curtainwall skin to what was once an uninviting brick façade.
There were many challenges along the design process and seeing the initial vision come to life was truly rewarding. There were many lessons for the design team, the most important being that no idea is too big or unrealistic to explore. The project gave everyone on the design team a huge boost of confidence in realizing what we are capable of.
Most interesting place you've traveled for work?
I have been to almost all 50 states (12 to go), and most of this travel has been through work. I’ve always loved New York City, and between working on AMC theaters up and down Long Island and various client meetings in Manhattan, I’ve had many opportunities to visit the Big Apple over the years, and I always enjoy it.
What inspires you about your profession?
The most inspiring aspect of the design industry is that we have the ability to truly impact people through the environments they interact with. My goal is to make these impacts positive, and with the amount of work BRR does across the country, it’s sometimes staggering to think about how many people are potentially impacted by the design decisions that we make every day.