Project manager extraordinaire, Gary keeps the team on track and motivated to create something amazing. He’s also a LEED Accredited Professional, and when he’s not collaborating on a new project for the Dubuque community, you might find him knee-deep in personal passion project: renovating his 100-year-old home.
How did you decide on your career path?
In high school, my favorite courses were woodworking shop classes and art. I never had any real exposure to architecture as a career prior to starting college, but it was absolutely the right path for me. Architecture is an art and designing spaces that people spend their lives enjoying brings me a great deal of joy.
What is your favorite part of the design process?
There’s nothing quite like when you see the final product.
How are you creating vibrant communities through design?
We create structures that help a community fulfill its dreams and aspirations. Whether it’s education, health care, public safety or government projects, the designs we have the opportunity to create really make a difference in our communities.
What makes Dubuque a great place to live?
I grew up in a small town not far from Dubuque, so I’ve been in Eastern Iowa my whole life. Living next to the mighty Mississippi River with its beautiful hills and bluffs makes this area a wonderful place to live.
Where is your favorite place to visit in the Midwest?
My hometown of Bellevue, Iowa.
Family: My wife, Deb, three children, and still counting grandchildren.
Collection: Football Pool Trophies.
Drink: 7 and 7.
College Mascot: Cyclones.
Bucket List: Tour of the Southwest.
Hobbies: Golf. Home Renovation.
Spirit Animal: Red Bird.
Vacation: Disney World.