Chad says working at Dreyfuss + Blackford, “has allowed me to play a lot of different roles which leverage my strengths in different areas. Architecture is at a critical turning point. Technology is giving control back to the designer, allowing architects to keep tabs on what gets built. I feel the way to fully understand your job and find inspiration is to see it from all perspectives.” Chad makes that a reality, virtually modeling projects so clients can literally see them from all perspectives. Signature projects include the SMUD Headquarters Renovation and Expansion and the Sacramento State University Union Expansion.
It’s really no surprise. Design and construction were part and parcel to Chad’s growing up. His grandpa owned a construction company; his grandmother was an interior designer and teacher. From five years old, Chad remembers helping pick out materials and colors for houses. His grandpa’s advice? “Become an architect. You can utilize your artistic ability. Make sure you visit the jobsite with nice shoes on, though”. Chad took those words of wisdom to heart and is doing both.
“The three things I can’t get enough of? A nice pair of slacks, driving fast and making things awkward.”
Engineering Support Technology
Adjunct Professor, UC Berkeley Extension
Member, Urban Land Institute Young Leaders Group
Associate Member, American Institute of Architects Central Valley Chapter