Welcome to my World
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My career as a Building Designer began as a young boy living in a suburb of Los Angeles. Across the street was a strip center with a Thriftymart (if you remember that chain you are older than you think). Between it and the Five and Dime store was an appliance store. Often I would drag home from the rear of that appliance store every large cardboard appliance box I could get my hands on. Once collected into the back yard I would go hunting for my mom’s King Kong scissor she used for cutting heavy fabric. I had to make use of them quickly before she discovered their absence as she didn’t like it much when I dulled her scissors on cardboard.
Taking scissors in hand I would cut openings in the boxes for doorways and windows. Basically fabricate houses, forts, imaginary air-raid shelters, or whatever the focus of play was for me and friends. And if I wasn’t cutting boxes I was stretching my bed sheets across my bedroom, stapling the corners and edges to the wall, into a tension structure.
When I was in Jr-High I had my first exposure to a T-Square and other drafting tools. In metal shop we had to complete the drafting of an object before we could start putting hand to tool. I got a C+ on my first try but enjoyed it so much I redrew it and got a higher grade. Since then I knew I wanted to design and eventually I attended Southern California School of Architecture (Sci-Arc) in LA. I have a special joy in designing residential projects but what is even more special to me are the people I have had the privilege designing for.
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Building Design, Custom Home, Drafting, Floor Plans, Guesthouse Design & Construction, Handicap-Accessible Design, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Remodeling, House Plans, Log Home Construction, Multigenerational Homes, Structural Engineering, Custom Homes, Tenant Improvements, Church Consulting, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU), Energy Calculations
Beaumont, Canyon Lake, Cherry Valley, East Hemet, Good Hope, Hemet, Homeland, March Air Force Base, Menifee, Moreno Valley, Nuevo, Perris, Quail Valley, Romoland, San Jacinto, Sun City, Winchester, Cathedral City, Coachella, Corona, Indio, Lake Elsinore, Murrieta, Norco, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Riverside, Temecula, Vista Santa Rosa, Banning, Yorba Linda, Chino Hills, San Bernardino, Redlands, Inland Empire, Yucca Valley, Orange County, San Diego County, Fallbrook, Coachella Valley