Born in Wisconsin and raised in Central Washington, Troy has moved around a lot—living in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Nevada, Wisconsin and eventually Portland. Troy’s desire to be an architect stems from his enjoyment of exploring complex, interesting problems. He appreciates that architecture has a purpose beyond aesthetic impression and serves a greater socio-economic function in daily life. His experience living abroad has pushed him to volunteer with Oregon’s Architects without Borders which connects design professionals with communities in need to address persistent conditions of inadequate infrastructure and community facilities. Inspired by the abundancy of natural building materials and the regional aesthetic of the Pacific Northwest, Troy appreciates using and highlighting regional materials in design.
In his spare time, Troy enjoys exploring the city in search of good food, collecting comics, reading and playing board games as well as woodworking, having recently made a simple bench and two ukuleles.