Randy knew from a young age that a career in architecture was in his future. Early on, he found inspiration tinkering in his dad’s workshop, but it was an industrial technology class in junior high that sealed his passion for designing in three dimensions.
He earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Iowa State University in 2008. In 2010, his passion for the carpentry took him to Seattle Central, where he studied marine carpentry. This hands-on education taught him about lofting (the process of creating full-scale drawings of boat hulls), steam bending and fabricating wood and fiberglass products. An intimate familiarity with the material properties of wood and an appreciation for trades has served as his foundation for architecture and construction.
At WT, Randy is member of the firm’s internal Sustainabiliteam, the BIM user group, and was a part of the 2018 Seattle Design Festival exhibit ‘Artifact Challenge.’ Additionally, he regularly participates in the Dynamo user group and Automated Technology for Construction meet-ups, and tracks emerging technologies related to virtual reality and digital modeling tools.
Randy’s diverse interests outside the office range from improv to woodworking. He can be found eliciting laughs from onstage with the Jet City Improv crew, or working in a woodshop creating furniture and theater sets. He hopes to someday have his own line of furniture on display in a gallery, and regularly indulges in workshops and classes to continue to hone his artistic skills.
Bachelor of Architecture, 2008
Iowa State University
AA in Marine Carpentry
Seattle Central Community College