A native Seattleite, Randy grew up during the development boom around city. He was particularly inspired by housing developments that went up around his house and would often spend his time walking through different phases of residential construction, hunting down construction documents and imagining what it would be like to live in these spaces. This experience, paired with his love for problem solving, puzzles and working with space in general, formed his roots into architecture.
During his years with the University of Washington, he gained a special appreciation for Japanese architecture, going so far as to study abroad there in his last quarter. Drawn to their experiential, minimalist and community-oriented design principles, he seeks to incorporate these into his design work. Outside of the office he spends his time improving his skills in the kitchen and coaching youth soccer.