Frank is a draftsman at Gaithersburg Architectural Millwork, who would rather be recognized as a Millwork Engineer, or even a Millwork Scientist. He approaches each shop drawing project as not just regurgitating what others have presented. Rather, he communicates ideas and requirements for submittal, contract compliance and shop manufacture through fully considered, logical, and concise drawings, that are correct, build-able, and install-able.
Frank joined the GAM team in January 2015. He came to us with over 40 years of experience in woodworking and design, from junior high shop class to kitchen cabinetmaking, to one of a kind furniture and mass-produced products. Laminate bending is a specialty of his.
In his years of working on the shop floor, he directed teams building many items, from banks, courthouses, hotels, and offices, to large outdoor garden structures in Virginia and California, always with a drive towards quality, efficiency, accuracy, and repeatability.
Frank’s father was a Professor of Architecture who was an early adopter of computer technology, which inspired Frank to investigate Computer Aided Design in woodworking. Consequently, he worked his way off the shop floor and into drafting. Realizing that the AutoCAD computer is yet another tool for creating things, he has dedicated himself to always using that tool in its utmost potential and advancement. He is most proud of his work in this regard for his contribution to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, and Prettyman Courthouse, both adjacent to the Capitol building, in Washington, D.C.
Frank has a BFA in Crafts from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, and a Master’s in Industrial Design from NC State in Raleigh. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son. He also enjoys bicycling, outdoor photography, and is interested in wildlife conservation, especially of raptors like eagles & hawks.