Joe is a partner at Design Draw Build were he wears multiple hats as a designer and a builder with an instinctual passion for creating unique environments that represent a holistic approach towards place making and craft that originates from that place-based response.
Joe seeks to develop innovative creations that have a place and meaning for use and perception. As a student, he studied sustainable architecture at The Boston Architectural College where he learned the importance of practice in academia through their unique concurrent learning program. As a designer, he has worked for large corporate architecture firms taking on roles varying from project support to restructuring an in-house sustainable design committee. Before becoming a partner at DDB in 2012 where he often acts as general contractor and construction manager, Joe worked as the lead designer for the non-profit YouthBuild Boston, teaching inner city students the value and power of a designed, integrated community that thrives on collaboration and education. Joe constantly seeks to broaden his understanding of why we build and how we interact with occupied space. Joe is inspired by the competition, the conception and the application of ideas. He finds his most powerful moments are often spontaneous, but thoughtful. He believes that, “the key to good decision making is not knowledge, it’s having confidence and justification in how you understand.”