When I was 11, my Dad designed our family home on Mowbray Mountain in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I would often sit with him sketching out my own designs for a future dream home. He acted as the contractor during the construction, and I spent much of the following year working with my family (and many subcontractors) building the house. I have been enthralled with architecture since then.
I went on to study architecture at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where I became transfixed by the poetics of space and the capacity for architectural design to shape our daily lives with meaning and intention. Following graduation, I moved to Los Angeles, where I had the opportunity to work with incredibly talented teams and discerning clients, and I rediscovered my particular affinity for residential design. As we weave our routines around the spaces of our homes, the capacity of successful design to positively affect our lives is made evident in the feeling of home.
After more than a decade of living and working in Los Angeles, I have returned to my hometown of Chattanooga to work with A. Perry Homes. Our design/build approach of pairing thoughtfully-developed home design with quality construction resonates deeply with my belief that deliberate architecture, created with purpose, has the power to expand the function of a project from the necessities of living into a home imbued with intention.
When I am not working, you can find me cooking, reading, or spending time with family and friends.