ARCHITECT & PRESIDENT
Don has one of the most extensive backgrounds in worship and performing arts architecture in the U.S. He has designed prominent facilities all across the country throughout his 37 year career and has been recognized with a number of awards for innovative and creative church design, including multiple WFX Solomon Awards for Best Church Architect, Best Church Design, Best Special Project and Best Digital Church. Don is also a recipient of the Lutheran Church Extension Fund Arts & Architecture Award for Best Liturgical Design.
Don specializes in helping ministries to cast their vision during the very earliest stages of the project through creative master planning and preliminary design concepts. One of his passions and areas of expertise is performing arts design and he has led a number of marquee projects that involve high-level theatrical and performing arts components throughout his career. Don has always emphasized the importance of maintaining a solid design approach in all budget environments by taking advantage of the free tools of architecture such as scale, proportion, texture, color and form. He earned his Masters Degree in Architecture from the University of Utah in 1982 and formerly served as President of the American Institute of Architects for the State of Utah.