PLACE Designers | The Beginning

By way of introduction, PLACE Designers is a midsize design firm located in Round Rock, Texas, serving the greater Austin area.  The name stands for the services we offer, Planning, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, and Civil Engineering.  It may be unusual for a design firm of our size to offer this particular mix of services, but it makes sense when you consider our roots.

For me, it started with my mom.  Really you could say it started with a car.  Any car.  I was 15 years old, and I wanted to be sure I had a car to drive when I turned 16.  I am not sure if kids these days really care if they have a car the moment they turn 16, but I did.  So I thought that if I could earn some money, I could buy a car when I turned 16.  I looked through the newspaper and found job postings for the local grocery and a local chip manufacturer and brought those to my mom.

Mom looked at that and said, “Why don’t you try to get a job in a field that takes advantage of your interests?  You like building things with legos and blocks, and you like drawing.  How about architecture?”  I preferred designing cars and shoes at the time, but since I couldn’t move to Detroit or Oregon, I thought that was a reasonable idea.  So I suppose it all started for me when I set out to find that first job with an architect.

More to come soon.  If you want to get in touch please let me know!  Thanks for reading!

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