Q: What is your favorite thing about working at SHYFT?
The diversity of projects we work on. I’m very early in my career and have not yet siloed myself or favorited a specific market. The wide-ranging exposure keeps me on my toes!
Q: What are some projects you are currently working on?
Lots of different things: a racquet club in Lewis Center featuring tennis, pickleball, and future plans for padel and sand tennis;
small projects such as lab conversion work and higher-ed office renovation for local universities; an intensive renovation and addition of an office building that was formerly a restaurant; a beer garden in Powell, OH; and a new-build bank near Des Moines, IA.
Q: What is the one thing you are most proud of since joining SHYFT?
Taking the reins and leading projects through design and construction. I’m surrounded by very talented and experienced designers and it’s exciting to know they value my opinions and direction.
Q: What are a few of your career highlights?
Quite a few of my renderings have been published in Columbus newspapers such as the Dispatch. It’s fantastic to see my work out there. The public eye can be unforgiving (particularly on the more conceptual work), but the publications have been rewarding and valuable experiences.
Q: Tell us something unique about you.
I’m a Columbus transplant. Unlike most of our office, I grew up outside of the Midwest—I’m originally from the Boston area. I also entered the design field in a unique way. My first design related job was in lighting applications for exteriors (think bridges, facades, large towers, monuments, etc.). It’s led me to think very differently than a lot of my peers, and it's been a useful skillset to have under an architectural-designer mindset.