Don embodies a spirit of exploration and discovery, whether in ideas regarding architectural theory or in the natural landscape. He believes in a holistic approach to design, beginning with careful analysis and continuing through thoughtful synthesis. With over thirty years of experience, Don promotes solutions for high quality, timeless design that successfully turns the client’s visions into architectural reality. Don is an advocate for honest design, with a developed understanding of the materials and systems used in a building expressed in a rational way according to the properties of each. He maintains that a proactive collaborative process with clear, timely communication and transparency are essential to client satisfaction.
Don also believes in giving back to the community, demonstrated with countless hours of volunteer service for multiple organizations. As a father of a child with a disability, he even founded a non-profit to support individuals with developmental disabilities through opportunities to build self-esteem and enduring friendships. Born and raised in the greater Portland area, Don savors the variety of outdoor experiences Oregon has to offer. Away from the office, Don enjoys hiking, camping, dirt biking or standing knee deep in a river casting tight loops to rising trout.