Growth Media is showcasing 12 Architects that have taken the leap to stop building for others and start developing for themselves in a series of articles called, “Architects As Developers.”
Real estate is an integral piece of everyone’s life. From the homes we go to every night to the shops we visit while we’re on vacation. And as such, those who develop these spaces have an incredible impact on our lives and what types of lives we live. Some developers build for the money, some for the fame, some do it just to do it, but regardless of the reason, each building has a history and a creator. These are the stories of those individuals that have spent their careers conceptually thinking, designing, and planning all aspects of the building from window placements and viewpoints to the bolts and beams we never see.
Architects as Developers Series Part 1 – Kevin Cavenaugh.
After completing architecture school at U.C. Berkeley and a 2-year stint building schools and homes for the Peace Corps in Gabon, Africa, Kevin moved to Portland, Oregon in 1993. Kevin designs and develops small commercial and residential buildings. He uses inexpensive materials and always attains high energy efficiency in his work.
Architects as Developers Series Part 2 – Joseph Vallone.
Before establishing Joseph Vallone Architects in 1985, Joseph Vallone had already acquired extensive experience with various architectural firms. A graduate of the prestigious Pratt Institute, he began his professional architectural career as a Project Manager, and then as a Project Architect with Rothzeid Kaiserman Thomson & Bee, Architects in New York City.