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1. What is your age?

50
2. Where do you live? Apex, NC
3. What do you like to do outside of work? Play Bingo
4. What is your job title? Design Architect
5. When and why did you choose your career path? I transitioned too design architect when I was about 40 years
old. Having 15 years of experience within the field of architecture I was more than qualified to shift from project
architecture into the realm of design.
6. What is the name of your company or employer? Plan A Architecture
7. Describe your primary duties and skills. [http://planaarchitecture.com/] Our company specializes in restaurant
design and layout; thus, my primary role within the company is too brainstorm and design an interesting and
appealing exterior image which attracts/ satisfies customers.
8. Describe your physical work environment. Most of my work is done at our office, I really dont get out as often as
I used to unless the Construction Admin. has any questions.
9. What is your favorite part of your job? In my field I am looked up to as the grandmaster as I have been in the
field for the longest and have the most experience in not only my current field but in other lower level positions as
well.
10. What is your salary? [https://www.glassdoor.com/Salaries/architectural-designer-salary-SRCH_KO0,22.htm] My
current position pays a $60,000 annual salary
11. Which accredited school did you first attend, and what was your degree?
[https://design.ncsu.edu/academics/architecture/graduate-programs/master-architecture] I ascertained my Bachelors
and later my Masters of Architecture from NC State University
12. Describe in detail three of the courses that you took which are closely related to your current career.
[https://design.ncsu.edu/academics/architecture/graduate-programs/master-architecture]
ARC 697 Final
Project Research / Architecture or College of Design Elective / ARC 211 Natural Systems and Architecture

13. Describe the two courses that you considered most challenging.
[https://design.ncsu.edu/academics/architecture/graduate-programs/master-architecture] My ARC final Project was
likely my hardest class in grad school due to its similarities to the graduation project I completed at the end of High
School, The second was my Architecture design elective which was due to the teachers aid that taught the class who
was an insufferable prick.

14. What resources did your school have available to help you get through the most difficult courses?
[http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/hours/hunt/general] The D.H. Hill Library was my primary source of outside information
while studying at NCSU and I believe was what got me through my Architecture design elective.
15. Regarding the two most challenging courses, how did you persevere? Through sheer determination and the fact
that both were in my final semester of grad school. I couldnt fail then!
16. From what school(s) did you receive graduate degrees? [http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/hours/hunt/general] North
Carolina State University
17. What was the title or titles of the degree(s)? [https://design.ncsu.edu/academics/architecture/graduateprograms/master-architecture] I received both a Bachelor and Master of Architecture
18. What licenses do you have and what were the exams required to receive those licenses?
[https://design.ncsu.edu/academics/architecture/graduate-programs/master-architecture] I was required to pass the
Architect Registration Exam which was provided by the State. This was required before I could begin practicing my
profession in NC.
19. How would your clients and co-workers describe you? Old. The main joke that cycles through the office every
day is when the old man arrives. But in all seriousness they would probably describe me as a slow and steady
individual focused on task at hand.
20. What do you hope to accomplish at the conclusion of your career? To have designed all that I can and be able see
my works when I drive around town.
21. Why should a high school student consider a career in your field? What important contribution(s) can they
make? A high school student who loves to design, build and has a love for the way things complement each other
than architecture is certainly one to consider. That being said they should keep in mind that the field itself is
COMPETITIVE and requires experience and ingenuity above anything else.