I often think about how we as designers and architects connect to our community and society. We have a responsibility to our neighbors and neighborhoods to use our unique knowledge to improve our environments and push for social justice. This commitment drives my project work and internal initiatives. On projects, I’m involved in design development, construction drawings and administration, and client and consultant communication. Internally, I promote EUA:U (our continuing education platform) and our Sustainability Community. I also explore ways our firm can connect with community organizations on affordable work. I like being a thought partner, someone people seek out to bounce ideas around. When multiple parties have ideas about a project direction, I excel at synthesizing everyone’s thoughts and forming a path forward. Aside from my passion for architecture, I spend most of my free time with my wife and young son, and occasionally get down to my studio to paint.