Arch joined the firm in 2005 as a registered architect. He has successfully managed a wide variety of projects including multifamily residential, mixed-use, adaptive re-use, office, industrial, retail, restaurant, and single family residential. After receiving a business degree in Finance and Real Estate and working in the real estate business for several years, and then returning to Architecture school, Arch received his Bachelors of Architecture degree from the University of Arkansas where he traveled to Mexico City for his study abroad. The diversity of the architecture found in Mexico City and the surrounding areas helped create a well-balanced sense of design and unique understanding of the need for infill development.
Upon returning from Mexico, in his senior year of architecture school, Arch had the opportunity to take on the role of construction manager for an urban re-use project for which he had already participated in the design and documentation phases. The project went on to win state and regional AIA awards. This unusual opportunity and other previous experience in construction have provided Arch with extensive knowledge and understanding of construction issues that have proved to be very valuable to our clients in managing architectural projects from conceptual design through construction administration.
Arch has been active in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) since 1996. As a counselor for the Birmingham AIA, Arch started a committee called AIA4Shelter. AIA4shelter worked with local area Homeless organizations and affordable housing organizations to try to reduce homelessness in Birmingham. While Chairperson of the committee Arch worked with Alethiea House and held a design competition for an affordable sustainable house for a selected family coming out of homelessness. The competition was a success and the winning design was constructed by “YouthBuild” through Alethiea House. Arch also served on the “Mayor’s Committee to End Chronic Homelessness” with many other local leaders and helped to produce the “10 Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness”.
University of Arkansas
Bachelor of Architecture
Registered Architect in the State of Alabama