What makes CSArch different?
Our propensity to really listen and resist forming preconceived ideas. We can’t solve problems until we deeply understand them, so we work very hard to uncover what makes a client unique. Part of our job is to help our clients find success. Until we thoroughly consider current and future challenges, we can’t do that.
What is one project you're most proud of?
The one that stands out most in my mind is the capital project we completed with Bethlehem Central School District. Not only was it one of the first projects that I lead, I'm also a district resident. My wife attended there and now my daughter attends. So we designed her elementary school, we designed additions to her middle school, and we designed additions to her high school. Needless to say, that project is very close to my heart.
What is your biggest contribution as a team leader?
I strive to bring out individual strengths and remain flexible so teams can thrive and ultimately achieve the shared goal of delivering the best project possible within the defined parameters.
What advice would you give to budding architects and engineers?
Learn as much as you can. What you learn in school is a small fraction of what it takes to be a professional architect or engineer. Find yourself a mentor that you can trust, pick their brain, and always ask questions.