Biography

EXPERIENCE With over 300 successfully completed projects since starting business in 1980, I have acquired the kind of "know-how" that only can be gained by experience. Familiarity with local codes, knowledge of standard and state-of-the-art construction practices, good understanding of structural design, and awareness of costs give me the foundation for practical and efficient architectural design. My artistic background, with a wide range of architectural influences, allows an innovative approach to each project.

Good design is a process, requiring the recognition of fundamental design limitations and options. I have the experience to guide this process, building a complex design on basic decisions made in agreement with the client.

OBJECTIVE My objective with each project is a creative and attractive design solution that is an expression of the client’s style and attitude; a solution that is unique in the context of the neighborhood.
REGISTRATION Licensed Architect, State of California
Licensed Contractor, State of California
ORGANIZATIONS Corporate Member, American Institute of Architects
EDUCATION B.S. Architecture, USC 1972
RECOGNITION Architectural Achievement Award, City of Redondo Beach, Thai Thani Restaurant.

Design Award, Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce, Hollander Residence.

Homes featured on "Sophisticated Snoops" Tours, 1992, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010.

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