What are some of the projects you are working on at Posen Architects?
Along with various corporate interior and institutional work, as well as construction administration duties, I am working on a renovation of a 35,000 square foot, 112 year old building. There is exterior restoration of the aging façade as well as infrastructure and accessibility upgrades and completely new interiors. The comprehensive renovation will increase the longevity and capability of the building to serve this century's needs.
What do you like most about your job?
Being able to oversee a project from the beginning all the way through design and construction and using my prior experience to help me navigate any new challenges. Each new project is a natural part of a progression of my career, which never ceases to be stimulating
Before working at Posen, what was the most unusual or interesting job you've ever had?
After school, I briefly worked for a British car shop, working on various antique and modern British sports cars. Restoring an original Jaguar E-Type is anything but usual!
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
It was - no question - an architect. I had been introduced to drafting and construction at a very young age and at one point, considered engineering. Something pulled me back into pursuing architecture.
Who introduced you to drafting and construction?
My father was a master plumber -- I worked with him, and my grandfather was a senior draftsman.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Traveling, fine carpentry/cabinetry & restoration, golf, fishing, boating, fitness, British motorsports (I'm a member of the NJ Triumph Association).
Do you have a favorite motto or words to live by?
"Strive for perfection in everything we do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design it. Accept nothing nearly right or good enough" - Sir Henry Royce
Finally, is there any special event coming up that you would like to share?
My fiancé, Sarah, and I are getting married this fall, followed by an extended honeymoon in Hawaii and Chicago.