Gary Schmidt, RA, LEED AP BD+C

When did you know you wanted to be an architect/designer?

When I was about 8 years old I was given my grandfather’s drafting table and drawing tools because I knew I wanted to be either an architect or engineer…or play Pro Baseball.

Do you have any secret talents?

I can juggle!

Where is your favorite travel destination?

My favorite place to travel is to any beach, at any time of the year.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

There are a few words of wisdom that have guided me over the years:

  • Pay attention and listen carefully because you might learn something.
  • Always try to do your best.
  • Don’t be afraid to make mistakes as long as you learn from them.

What’s your ideal Saturday like?

My best Saturdays are when I can get outside and do just about anything.