Douglas J. Templeton

Rochester, NY

I'm a native of Rochester, New York and work at an architecture firm here designing and completing projects for various clients, from commercial offices and tenant fit outs, to retail, to custom homes.  As a designer and soon to be licensed architect, I'm always looking for ways to improve my skills and bring the best product to the client that I can.  Honing in design process is key for every project.   How the project can fit in with its context,  harness and use the site to it's benefit, and create a really stunning building is at the heart of what I do.

Inspiring others to get into architecture is another passion of mine.   I didn't go to school to be an architect at first.  In fact, I failed at my first job before I finally took that leap to the design field.  I've made it part of my mission to get out an educate others on the profession so that they can make an informed decision about their school and career choice, or know that it is never too late to jump ship from a job you hate.   I attended Rochester Institute of Technology's Master of Architecture program, and now as adjunct professor in the first year design studios, we work to get students without an architectural background up and running in the profession, and onto what they truly enjoy doing.