As a structural designer, Elliot knows more than a thing or two about functional creativity – both in his professional and personal life. When he’s not collaborating with the FEH engineering team to bring a big project full circle, you might find him practicing his very unique hobbies: hybrid gardening (we’re talking a pepper crossed with a tomato!) and modular origami.
How did you decide on your career path?
I knew from early on in high school that I wanted to become an engineer, but initially I gravitated toward chemical engineering. Around the time of my second semester at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, I realized I was more passionate about design. After lots of thought, I landed on structural design, and it has been a great fit.
What is your favorite part of the design process?
Early conceptual designs are the most fun. Everything is an option and we’re limited only by our ideas.
How are you creating vibrant communities through design?
As a member of the structural team, I often get called on for residential projects around Dubuque. It’s enjoyable to work with community members to help them determine if their renovation or remodeling projects can become reality.
What makes Dubuque a great place to live?
Having grown up in a small town in Wisconsin, I wanted to live in a larger city, but didn’t want to lose that small community feel. This area provides a great mix of quiet neighborhoods with all the perks of a bigger city with lots to do.
College Mascot: Pioneer Pete.
Pantone Color: 343.
Vacation: Glacier National Park.
Binge: Rick and Morty.
Team: Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Bucks.
Collection: American Coins, Houseplants.
Breakfast: Coffee – Black.
Zodiac Sign: Leo.
Hogwarts House: Slytherin.
Time Travel: 1980s.