Shane is an architect and woodworker with an eye for how things come together. Growing up near Chicago, Shane attended the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he had the opportunity to study abroad in Europe and Japan. There, he was inspired by both the clean lines of modernist architecture, and the details and joints of traditional hand craftsmanship. After a short period working at a high-end residential firm in Chicago, Shane felt the need to get his hands dirty and moved to Maine to study solid wood furniture building at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. Following his completion of the program, Shane moved to Seattle to carve a new path in the Pacific Northwest.
Shane is hands-on and enjoys working collaboratively with both clients and contractors. His technical knowledge and construction experience make him an asset for on-site, real-time problem solving. He considers constructability early in the process and understands the importance of outside-the-box thinking, while carefully planning for a design’s real-world execution. Whether he is designing a playful restaurant retrofit or working on a hand-crafted wood reception desk for a new office space, Shane has an approach to design that is rooted in the details. Outside of design, Shane enjoys working on his classic car and enjoying Washington’s natural abundance with his English cocker spaniel.
B. Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
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REGISTERED ARCHITECT, WASHINGTON