Frequently Asked Questions

I occasionally receive questions about architects and architecture. This headings below link to pages that contain some of the more prominent ones along with my responses.   If you have further questions, you can email them to me at and I'll try my best to answer them.


What drew me to the profession and some of the steps I took to get here.

Past work and discussion of styles and specialties.

What do those letters mean?

The Custom Residential Architects Network (or CRAN) is a knowledge community of the American Institute of Architects. They have produced several short videos that cover common professional aspects of residential architects and architecture.

What are some of the key differences between architects and designers?

What's so great about the center of this state?

I sometimes get asked about books on architecture and design.  These are some of my favorites with links to their respective pages at