While growing up in Texas, Jerry enjoyed spending time with his great uncle on the Texas coast during his summer breaks from school. He was not an architect, but he was an expert draftsman, artist, and inventor who loved to talk about buildings, construction, and drawing, and designed many houses in Southeast Texas. He always had a stack of architecture magazines around his place and was a big influence on Jerry.
When the time came to enroll in college, Jerry entered the University of Texas at Austin as an engineering major, for a while studied both engineering and architecture, but it didn’t take long for his focus to turn to just architecture. During his 5th year, Jerry interned at our Chicago studio. He left the studio just long enough to graduate, pack his bags, and move to Chicago. He’s been with the firm ever since.