Webber + Studio recently hired 6 new designers and we’ll be profiling them here and there over the next few months.
When did you know you wanted to be an architect?
As a kid, I was lucky enough to visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s preserved home and studio in Oak Park, IL. I already had a love for architecture prior to that trip, but I pinpoint that time as when I decided to become an architect myself.
You’ve been here three months, is there anything that caught you off guard or surprised you about working at Webber + Studio?
I didn’t expect to have so much design freedom when joining an established firm like W+S. For a studio that churns out so many consistently beautiful projects, it was surprising how little emphasis is put on “style” in comparison to function, context, and sustainability.
Now that you’ve had some time to get settled, are there any projects that get you excited? If so, what are they and why?
I’m very excited for our Hull Circle project: a small addition and renovation to a 1970’s home over in Westlake Hills. We are basically designing a glass “jewel box” to connect the main home to an existing detached garage apartment. Our addition will unify the home and serve as the new entry vestibule.
You moved here from San Antonio. Do you have any favorite spots in Austin yet?
Being a huge comic and manga nerd, Austin Books and Comics is where I spend a lot of my time (and paycheck).
What are you most looking forward to working on in the coming year?
I’m eager to see my residential projects come to fruition. They are only drawing sets at the moment, but I look forward to 2016 being a year of groundbreaking.