Todd’s family has been in the construction business for generations, and he grew up immersed in a world of making and building. At just fourteen, he entered the construction industry and practiced commercial construction, woodworking and cabinetmaking before enrolling in the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago to pursue his architectural degree. His love for the craft of building is at the heart of his successful approach to design, and evident in the projects he has led, from educational facilities to high-rise towers.
Todd remembers the first house he completed as a carpenter’s apprentice. During the owner’s opening reception, he was impressed by the tight-knit team that made it happen. They started with a blank slate, and through problem solving and creativity reached a result that the client celebrated. Today, Todd’s most satisfying moment is seeing his clients enjoying and appreciating the product of the team’s hard work.