I love the old adage “If only these walls could talk,” because I believe our buildings do tell us about our past. People connect with those stories most directly when they live, work, and play in environments that include pieces of built environments of our past. Buildings are meant to live, breathe, and change with us as our own culture lives, breathes, and changes. My Master’s degree in Architecture was only the beginning of a path to a specialty in building redevelopment. During the first 15 years of my career, most of the projects I gained experience on were large renovation and preservation projects, including the B.H. Whipple Federal Building Modernization and the restoration of the Minnesota State Capitol - I enjoy the collaborative teamwork and creative mindset it takes to complete complex, multi-phased renovation projects.
Dock Cinema Feasibility Planning, Excelsior, MN
Northstar Center Redevelopment, Minneapolis, MN
* with LEO A DALY
** with HGA
Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission
I have served as a commissioner on the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission since 2019. Being a Commissioner has helped me become more familiar with the preservation community - both within the City of Minneapolis as well as the many activists in the region's preservation community. It has also taught me a substantial amount about the guidelines and process that building reuse work is subject to. Serving as a Commissioner is a rewarding way for me to directly and positively impact my community.