I am a licensed architect living in the Boston metro area. I am member of the Boston Society of Architects, American Institute of Architects, have done some teaching/thesis advising and numerous other organizations and affiliations that really don’t matter here. Mostly I am just a person with a passion for what I do, and as a designer I have a ‘function follows form’ (literally) modern approach. But as an architect I specialize in the fundamental service of problem solving and will engage in whatever kind of project allows me to do this every day.
Like most architects I am an introvert and usually find myself more comfortable in the shadows. I have a very dry sense of humor and will always leave you laughing. I’m not here with an agenda nor am I here to debate (or promote) social, economical or political issues. At the end of the day, with my architect hat on a hook, I am just the quite guy next door who can be found on a mountain bike or discussing swim times, boys, and scary movies with my daughter Lindsay, playing Axis & Allies, or Skyrim with my son Enin, or on a little league diamond molding young baseball minds. But my favorite non architect activity is sitting out in the yard with my wife Andrea, a bottle of wine, a summer evening and a pizza.
I try not to take life too seriously, but I do take architecture and construction seriously. Enough to step out of the shadows and reveal myself when I began to see the amount of people who want to build or renovate but don’t know what steps to take or what to expect if they even get the project off the ground. So I opened this forum as a virtual coffee shop, but mostly a friendly place to have a conversation with an architect. We obviously see building and buildings differently, it’s part of our training and for most it’s in our nature. But I also believe that we think differently in general and might be perceived a little mysterious and perhaps misunderstood. Or not, you tell me. I have designed this blog to be candid and approachable with a touch of humor, the perfect place for what you might think is a stupid question.