A native Portlander, Dick became interested in architecture in the seventh grade, and later attended Benson High School where he studied architecture and building construction. While at the University of Oregon, he acquired such nicknames as “Dick the Duck” and “Nibbler,” since he could reliably be found rooted at his desk working on architectural drawings, grazing on snacks rather than stopping his work. This project devotion persists, and his unwavering project management ensures a smooth transition from schematic design to finished product.
Dick is drawn to projects that fulfill an immediate need within the community, as evidenced by his span of work with recreational facilities and healthcare. He particularly enjoys combining his enjoyment of golf with Waterleaf’s golf & country club projects, though his only “hole in one” was for a par. Away from the office, Dick also enjoys watercolor painting and is a “closet” guitar player.