My Dad asked me when I three years old what I wanted to do when I grew up, I replied “Build houses just like Mr. P.T.!”, my Dad's builder buddy down the street. When I was nine, my great aunt and uncle hired the James Means from Atlanta to build their retirement home, it was then that I learned to love two things: fine design, and dentil mouldings. By the time I went to Tulane School of Architecture, I realized what I really wanted to do is design homes, not just build them.
I’ve lived the majority of my career in New Orleans and focused on residential design since 1995 after graduating with a Masters in Architecture from Tulane University in 1993. I love modern architecture and studied modernism at a time when it was being dismantled, it was an exceptional time at Tulane, we were in the top 10 in the nation for architecture schools.
I’ve renovated and restored houses and designed new homes and estates always with a strong focus on the interior and artisanal details. I’ve worked hand in hand both with clients and other designers. It was in architecture I learned artisanal details, it was in interiors that I realized the design intimacy and the fitting of the utilitarian around your client. By laying out furniture in the early design stages, I take an integrated approach that makes the architecture and interior look like there was one hand in the project that creates drama and flow throughout the house.