My day is typically packed with drawing and 3D modeling, setting up presentations for client meetings, and solving various issues that arise throughout the design process.
Lucien always says that you must think of the space you’re creating. It’s not just a floor plan. You have to visualize how you enter it, how you move through it, and how you live in it.
I have strong Illinois roots. I grew up in Lemont, attended the Illinois Institute of Technology and have worked in Chicago and Oak Park. My first job out of school was detailing steel stair systems in high-rise buildings. I then spent a year as an intern working on medical interiors, plus hospitality and residential projects.
I’m most proud of my work on One Winnetka and 1900 Spring Road in Oakbrook. That and some other projects I’m not allowed to talk about just yet.
Clients like working with us because they know we’ll deliver a thoughtfully designed and detailed building. Everyone on our team has a unique background, which helps us to find design solutions with input from a variety of perspectives.