Dane has known that he was an Architect in the making for much of his life. His background in construction began in high school and during the college summers, he had the fortune of experiencing the birth of structures and environments. His hard-working and results-driven nature, combined with his passion for details and design during his time at Carnegie Mellon University, propelled him forward into the exciting and dynamic Architecture industry.

To Dane, architecture can be summed up in three key points. The first is Problem Solving. If you properly define the problem when designing for a space, taking that problem and ultimately the solution into consideration when completing the project, the Architecture will be successful. The second aspect of Architecture is acting Deliberate. Every action taken in response to the problem must be strategic and thoughtful, no matter how small an action. Lastly, the process of creating successful Architecture is a social one. Each person’s contribution is key in determining the outcome. The proficiency in which teams interact and work together directly affects the success of the project. With that being said, it is important to value each client, employee, and team member that comes together in the delivery of projects. “My life is enriched when I see our designs come together and have a lasting impact on the environment and our communities.”

On the lighter side, Dane and his wife have been happily married for over 30 years. Along the way, they had two children and have now added four grandkids into the mix. When he’s not in the office, you can find him hitting the biking trails, spending time with his car collection, flying planes, or riding motorcycles. “If it can go fast, I want to confirm it!”

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