During my Midwestern upbringing, a childhood curiosity for construction was provoked by surrounding development.   I aspired to be an architect from the age of twelve and poured over books, gaining comprehension of architectural drawings.  By the age of 16, I became the first in-house draftsman for my hometown lumber company and saw many of my designs/drawings built while still in high school.   I earned my Bachelor of Architecture degree from North Dakota State University in 1988, working for home builders and architects during the summers.

Relocating to Maryland in 1988, I worked for several different firms in the Baltimore area developing a broad base of experience in both commercial and residential architecture with an emphasis on the design of church and synagogue buildings as well as custom homes and additions.  I received my Maryland Architectural Registration in 1994 and completed the NCARB Certification allowing me licensure in any state.

In 1999 I founded Joe Architect Incorporated, whose work has been featured in Chesapeake Home and Style Magazine.   Intentionally seeking to develop a more efficient work process and provide better service to my clients, I became an early adopter of BIM (Building Information Modeling) technology.   My work with this technology has led me across the country to work on projects for the United States Coast Guard and General Services Administration.

Recently, with the downturn of the economy I have had to re-invent myself, like many a small business.  Purchasing a Home Inspection franchise in 2010, I have become more involved in forensic architecture observing and reporting on defects of a property.  I believe this has helped me to become a better designer, gaining a depth of understanding in construction that is of great value to my practice.

My real passion is seeing creative ideas thoroughly brought to conclusion.  I am tenacious and imaginative with a keen eye for detail.   I love working with people and enjoy collaboration.   Come be a part of the “Company” at Joe Architect & Company.