Design Architect John says he had been toiling away at another firm, not even aware of what else was out there or available to him. When an opportunity arose at WHR he was immediately impressed with the leadership’s “sincerity and commitment to bolstering design within the firm.” Once at WHR, John was given more opportunities than he could have ever imagined for someone of his age and experience.
John’s father, a contractor, gets credit for inspiring his son’s architectural future. The drawings of all the buildings his dad worked on were extremely intriguing to John. He developed a love for painting, drawing and model building, and architecture just became a natural fit. In fact, he has recently completed architectural drawings, physical models and computer models for his own future house. John’s favorite WHR project so far has been the Sam Houston State University Performing Arts Center, because it gave him the opportunity to work with a whole new range of specialized consultants and experts.
“The Performing Arts Center was a different building type and a different user than I’ve dealt with before. I had nothing to fall back on, so working with this client allowed me to build a knowledge base in this area. I really got into the nuts and bolts about acoustics and how sound moves throughout the spaces we’re designing. It is exhilarating. I really like the way the team works together, continually building momentum to move this project forward. ”