While, being a son to immigrants I learned a strong work ethic and the value of hard work. Growing up in a border town, I had the opportunity to live in two distinct and tacit cultures. As a result, drawing, sketching, and the dreaming up spaces to live in and their connections that drew from both sides made architecture a logical life choice.
I have always been a non-traditional student and learner, I graduated from the University of Arizona College of Architecture in 2005 after stint as a superintendent for a construction company where I learned the art of the connection and the importance of the need for the knowledge of construction and its methods.
In practice, I have had the opportunity to work in multiple firms that range in scale. Finding myself in the design department in one capacity or another. The availability to work closely with clients to guide each design process has helped me as a communicator and interpreter for the shared vision of the project(s).
After meeting Daniel Istrate during the first year of Architectural school, the collaboration between the two of us seemed effortless and has only galvanized in the years since. Since he and I began Kontexture we have successfully completed more than 300 projects, one of those being our own office building.
As our partnership has evolved the next logical step was the construction of our projects. Tectonica Construction is the latest venture in our association. In conjunction with our architectural practice, Tectonica is the perfect schism for us to complete and deliver a successful product for all our clients.
We have been living in the central Phoenix area for over thirteen years, where my wife and are raising our two sons. In our spare time we like to collect mid-century modern furniture, and coach baseball.