Ernest leads projects and teams with a blend of pragmatism and creativity. A natural problem-solver and enthusiastic people-person, he excels at helping others do and be their personal best.
Ernest believes in nurturing a culture of excellence at every level—from design innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration to community engagement and project delivery. And, as Managing Director, he prioritizes the needs of people—clients, colleagues, and community members—in everything he does.
“The highest and best use of my time,” he says, “is ensuring our teams have what they need to design places that enrich the human experience.”
Ernest thrives when helping diverse stakeholders find common ground. His passion for principled, long-term planning keeps teams focused on shared goals, consistently producing winning results. He has been involved in the design of more than 6 million square feet of sports and recreation projects in 21 states and three countries, including stadiums, arenas, amphitheaters, training facilities, and conference centers.