A Little Bit About Me

A successful solution to a problem or challenge is the most important concern for any project. There is no project too small for good design. The effort that we invest into even the smallest area can have a long lasting effect on our experience. It may seem like a little thing, but when one experiences a space or design element on a daily basis, it can either bother you or bring great satisfaction. I would much rather that you marvel at the attention to detail rather than regret rushing through a “small” detail.

As an avid “Techie”, I enjoy the discovery and application of technology to everyday life, with the goal of enriching and simplifying our lives. My hobbies include skiing, hiking, travel, scuba diving, and sailing.

From 1995 through 2007, I served as principal and architect for Orren Pickell Designers & Builders, an award winning, luxury residential design/build firm. With varied responsibilities, my projects included not only residential projects, but land planning and commercial projects as well. My interest in technology was a natural fit as we developed digital design, information systems, and communication systems throughout the company.

Upon graduation from Lawrence Tech through August 1995, I worked for Schonsheck, Inc. of Wixom, Michigan producing commercial and industrial design / build projects.

Why I love what I do

Creating unique spaces, solving problems, engaging people with their environments aren all values incorporated into every project that I participate in. Similar to the practice of solving a puzzle, trying different arrangements, alternate concepts of spatial relationships are pursued in the interest of making people’s lives better.