Russell’s pursuit of architecture began at age eight when his mother outlined all the career opportunities that would allow him to continue his love of drawing. From that moment on, he only drew buildings. With more than three decades as both an architect and a healthcare planner, Russell is driven by the belief that design done well will have a positive physical and emotional impact on the patients, families, and staff who inhabit the building.
Born in Salinas and a long time native of California, Russell has a long history of community involvement. He has served on the board of an agency that works with people living with developmental disabilities, on a local school district’s bond oversight committee, and is an active volunteer with his son’s Boy Scout Troop.