Rick’s interest in architecture started with Lincoln Logs, Legos, and clipping housing plans from the Sunday paper as a child. But it didn’t manifest until a successful career in water treatment afforded him the opportunity to attend Carnegie Mellon University and embark on a second career in architecture. Initially involved as a summer intern doing model building and CAD drafting, Rick eventually found his niche in construction administration. “I find it very rewarding to make sure the designs are executed to the best of everyone’s ability and satisfy the occupants,” he says. He’s been involved in a wide variety of building types that range between Senior Living, College + University, Residential, and Workplace projects.
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Rick enjoys the team atmosphere in architecture, which involves working with planners, designers, consultants, and construction partners to build structures that improve people’s lives. His biggest satisfaction comes from transferring his knowledge to other staff—particularly younger staff.