Gus is the steady hand on the architecture wheel but was not so certain when he initially contemplated a vocation. He had a love of the arts and sciences but enrolled somewhat hesitantly as an architecture major. In first year studio he began to see more clearly, and as Gus experienced the design processes, the connection of architecture to history and place and the creative opportunities, he fell hard.
Today, Gus lends his talent to a variety of projects including the new Sacramento State University Union Expansion project and the California ISO Headquarters. His experience includes major renovations, historic reconstructions and multiple buildings on multi-acre campus sites. Gus understands what it takes to get a project built: how buildings are put together; building codes and navigating a project through code approvals; assembling high quality construction documents; and the many different methods of construction delivery. He has had a hand in nearly every major project the firm has completed in the last 15 years, landing Gus the role of Production Principal.
Architecture may be how Gus spends his days, but he enjoys living and exploring northern California. The Sacramento and San Francisco regions have incredible history. The Gold Rush, unusual place names, the folklore and stories in places all around us really make it an interesting place to live and raise a family.
“My favorite thing about being an Architect? Taking a client’s requirements, understanding them, translating them into a design, seeing the project constructed and then seeing how people use the spaces. It is tremendously gratifying to see people utilizing the architecture and spaces we create and experiencing the positive impact of good design in their lives.”
Bachelor of Arts, Design, Architecture
Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina
Registered Architect, California
Member, American Institute of Architects Central Valley Chapter