Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Architecture from University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
Master of Architecture from Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri
BUSINESS / EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE:
ETC Architects & Engineers: Little Rock, Arkansas 2011 - 2014
Principal: Sims/Grisham/Blair, Architects: Little Rock, Arkansas 1989 - 2011
Townley/Williams/ Blair, Architects: Little Rock, Arkansas 1977 – 1989
Wittenberg Delony & Davidson, Architects: Little Rock, Arkansas 1974 – 1977
University of Arkansas at Little Rock: Adjunct Professor Fall 1977
E. Fay Jones, Architect: Fayetteville, Arkansas 1973 – 1974
Hewitt & Royer, Architects: Kansas City, Missouri 1968 – 1973
Architectural registration in the State of Arkansas and Missouri
Licensed Real Estate Broker licensed in the State of Arkansas. Frontier Realty Company.
United States Green Building Council, LEED Certified
AIA: American Institute of Architects
LEED Accredited Professional The U.S. Green Building Council
NCARB: National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Certification
CEFPI: Council of Educational Facilities Planning International
ARDC: Architectural Review and Design Committee for Maumelle, Arkansas, Past Member
Concrete Institute Award, Quality Foods, Townley/Williams/Blair, Architects
City Beautiful Award, Shelter Insurance Company, Townley/Williams/Blair, Architects
United States Airforce Regional Award, Building 1250, Sims/Grisham/Blair, Architects
Hospital Association National Award, CARTI Cancer Treatment Facility, Sims/Grisham/Blair, Architects
National Lighting Award, UAMS Anatomy Building, Sims/Grisham/Blair, Architects
I am a retired architect and have always preferred the artistic or design phase of the architecture process. In addition, I enjoy sketching and painting. Through an Arkansas Arts Center class, I became interested in pottery, which shares a characteristic of architecture being a three-dimensional form of art.
The process of transforming an organic material into something that is useful as well as an object of beauty is very rewarding. I throw and hand-build a variety of pottery pieces using pottery clay. After a piece or shape is created and cured it is bis fired in the bis kiln. Then a finish glaze is selected and applied the piece is then placed in a high fire or Raku fire kiln.
I am a dedicated Hog fan as well as a University of Arkansas alumnus. Therefore, I enjoy making the clay hogs. Each hog is hand-built with an unique expression, then fired in a variety of school finishes. The hogs are display pieces, whereas the hog mugs are food safe.
When a work is selected from the many available choices and finds a place in one's home, it is a most rewarding compliment.