Webber + Studio recently hired 6 new designers and we’ll be profiling them here and there over the next few months.
[spacer height=”20px”]When did you know you wanted to be an architect?
My Dad would say middle school is when I announced that I’d like to be either an architect or a Zamboni driver. He pointed out that they both had rigorous paths to licensure. By high school I realized that I wanted to be an artist without the artist lifestyle. I believe architects are artists that created a profession.
You’ve been here for 4 weeks. Is there anything that caught you off guard or surprised you about working at Webber + Studio?
Well, it was explained to me in the interview that the design process here starts with the most junior designer and moves up the chain, so that has been really interesting to see in person. I prefer the ground up and well rounded approach of having each designer touch every aspect of a project rather than coming in as a “CAD monkey”. I also appreciate the opportunity to take ownership of projects. Webber + Studio is very team oriented and gives each designer a lot of responsibility and ownership.
Now that you’ve had some time to get settled, are there any projects that get you excited? If yes, what are they and why?
There is a new project on Lake Belton that I’m really looking forward to. I like the anticipation of starting a project from the beginning. I’m excited to work on things that are clean, simple, and beautiful with a high level of design, craft, and detail.
I enjoyed getting to see the Webber + Studio 2015 AIA Homes Tour house in person. It was my first chance to walk through a finished project and it was great to see all of the hidden details that add to the work even though they’re not the first thing you see.
What are you most looking forward to achieving in the near future?
I really like organizational efficiency so I’m looking forward to further refining the Studio protocols and processes that in the end free us up to do great design.
You moved here from Houston. Do you have any favorite spots in Austin yet?
The Greenbelt. Hands down. I love trail running. The focus required to avoid “eating it” helps to clear my mind.