Doug has always been fascinated by how cities work. In college, he became particularly interested in the science of urban and regional growth, and the application of computer modeling in predicting how cities grow and shrink. That interest inspired Doug to pursue dual undergraduate degrees in architecture and urban geography, and dual master’s degrees in architecture and urban planning.
The way different project types work together to create a great experience for end users informs Doug’s collaboration-focused work philosophy. He believes strongly that the design process is enriched by diversity of thought and expertise. Creating consensus among varied stakeholders – community members, institutions, architects, and local governments alike – is the exciting part of Doug’s job, and he loves applying his knowledge of cities and their dynamics to his work.