My experience in architecture and construction has been very broad. I bring to my clients the confidence to manage the entire project process including navigating through regulations and permits, and dealing with the challenges of actual construction.
I have been a Licensed Architect since 1988, when I sat for the national Architectural Registration Exam and passed all 4 days of the exam in one sitting. Since then I have also been licensed to practice in NY, NJ and other states. In 1989 I started my own private practice, moved to leased offices in 1998 and bought our own building in 2005. My architectural practice involves the design of a wide range of building projects including residential, multi-family, retail, offices, schools, and others. In 2000 I passed the Connecticut exam for building officials with the highest score to date and am licensed as a building official. My practice has widened out to include construction management as an extension of the architectural practice and general contracting as Grew Construction, LLC.
I am also licensed in CT as a Building Official, Home Improvement Contractor, New Home Construction Contractor, Interior Designer, and EPA Lead RRP Certified Renovator.
In February 2008, CT Gov. Rell had chosen me to become the next State Building Inspector, replacing the retiring Christopher Laux, who had recommended me. I was listed as the No. 1 choice after a search was conducted. I was also endorsed by AIA Connecticut, Home Builders Association of Connecticut, Connecticut Building Officials Association, and Litchfield County Building Officials Association. After a transition period, I did not to take the position and continue my practice in the private sector.