Operations Architect

What is the most rewarding project with which you have been involved?

All projects offer rewards whether it is helping the client develop their programmatic needs, ensuring that the design conforms to the clients brand, completion of complex construction documents and that the constructed project met the client’s expectations. However, the most rewarding part of all of the projects is the client interaction and the relationships that I developed with those clients during the duration of the project and beyond.

If you weren’t an architect, what would you be and why?

I would have worked in law enforcement because I enjoy serving others. Law enforcement officers interact with citizens during some of the most difficult moments in their lives, and much like a client in architecture, I would put their needs ahead of my own. I enjoy critical thinking, solving complex problems, and exercising good judgment, all important to serving the community.

PAST: A proud Virginian, George has enjoyed living, working, and raising a family in the Commonwealth he loves. He graduated from Virginia Western Community College with an Associates Degree in Architectural Technology in May 1986 and later earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Averett University in May 2006. Through extensive work in the education sector, George has a broad background in educational programming, facility design, construction administration, budgeting, and project implementation. A member of the American Institute of Architects, George is licensed in Washington, D.C.

WORK: As Operations Architect of Interactive Design Group, George has a hand in all aspects of the firm. George has a wide-ranging knowledge of building systems, cost control and value engineering, procurement, and project partnering.  His considerable experience supervising and directing every step of new construction projects and facility renovations have paved the perfect path to this role.

PLAY: George is a community minded family man, working selflessly to make our region the best it can be for all families.  He currently sits on the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors, has been an integral voice on the Roanoke Transportation Planning Organization, and served several important roles on the Roanoke Valley-Allegheny Regional Commission. When he is not working or serving in civic roles, George enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters, and watching old sit-coms.