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I am a sole practitioner with over 33 years experience, bringing strategic vision to architecture’s ignition phase. My mission is to complete your design and building experience in a way that minimizes the stress of construction and maximizes the fun of building your dreams. I believe houses are the greatest challenge in architecture today and I strive to create designs that fit both the site and the owners’  ideas of place like a glove. I design houses that clearly reflect their owners, houses that offer a true spirit of place, houses that are a gift to the neighborhood.

My favorite projects are sizzling collaborations between client, architect, and builder.


Kent V. Thompson,

American Institute of Architects

Dedicated to bringing strategic vision to architecture’s ignition phase

Dedicated to the finest in client service

Differentiated from the din of competition by uncommon attitude and service delivery

Focused forever on crafting small scale projects of high intensity and fine distinction.

Professional Qualifications
and Education 

Harvard Graduate School of Design   July, 1997 and 2003.     
Architecture Programme,
“Rethinking the House”
Cranfield School of Management Bedfordshire,  England     
MBA, 1986
Ohio State University
BS, Architecture, 1979
Oxford University - New College, Oxford, England  Summer, 1977. Architecture and    History field 
study program  

NCARB, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Certified July, 1985
Registered Architect   
State of Ohio.  Certified July, 1983

Additional experience: Sullivan Gray Bruck Architects, Galbreath Company, Browne Group Architects, and Nitschke Associates.