Roland is an Associate Design Consultant with FNI. His approach to design and conceptualizing stems from the ideology of creating a space in which your abstract concept shown in a spatial structure is composed by clear and transparent logic. He believes that using a specific program or tool for which it’s best suited, translates into greater productivity and a more efficient design process. He has been working with spatial design, graphic representation, and infographic diagramming throughout his architectural career in several leading Metro Detroit architectural firms. His passion for architecture and the designed space are augmented by experience with computer aided drafting, parametric modeling, and building information modeling help to pave the way for a successful career for Roland as a designer and aspiring architect.
He is currently enrolled at Lawrence Technological University to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree. Throughout his academic career at LTU, he has been deeply involved with several extra-curricular organizations including a board membership with the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS). During his tenure with the AIAS, he has traveled across the country to learn and advocate for the profession of architecture and to stay on the leading edge of the profession. Attending nearly a dozen professional and student-led conferences and interacting with hundreds of professionals and students, has allowed Roland to gain a better perspective of the profession and confidently engage in varied social situations ranging from meetings, to charrettes, to speaking in front of large crowds. These are skills along with graphic representation he says, “Are an integral part of the profession of architecture and how you sell your idea to the client.”