Hal brings more than 20 years of experience to the design and management of K-12 educational facilities for clients in North Carolina. As an associate principal in the Raleigh Studio, Hal leads projects from design concept through construction. His innovative problem solving and proactive management style have helped many clients achieve their goals. Hal advocates sustainable and practical design solutions that fit the client’s program and budget while providing a high level of client service. He is a member of the Triangle Chapter of the USGBC, Council of Educational Facility Planners International, the North Carolina chapter of the AIA, and the Construction Management Association of America.
Magazines I read:
Architectural Record, School Planning & Management, ARCHITECT, Sports Illustrated and Greensource.
Things that get me excited:
Traveling, a well made cocktail, finding a new good restaurant with my wife, spending time with my kids, playing basketball, skiing with my family and grilling on my green egg.
Books I would recommend to anyone:
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson. It juxtaposes the best of man and the worst of man by combining two true stories: following a serial killer loose in Chicago and telling the incredible architectural saga of the 1893 World’s Fair. I'd also recommend Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer – it’s a story told by a survivor of the worst climbing disaster on Mt. Everest.
Why I do this:
Because I enjoy the challenge and I like working on buildings that are an important part of the community.
But if I had to do it all over again:
I would have bought Google and Netflix stock much sooner… but I would still be an architect.