Each month we look to highlight one of our employees and the great work that they do here at Method!
Ricardo is a designer on the buildings team in the Houston office! He was born and raised in Houston, Texas and received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Prairie View A&M University.
Check out our latest catch up with Ricardo:
What first interested you in architecture?
I always knew I wanted to work in a creative field, but something more realistic for me than pursuing a career in art. I didn’t know what that was until I took a tour of PV’s school of architecture building designed by Michael Rotondi. Of course at the time I didn’t know who the architect/designer was, I just knew I wanted create a space that made other people feel the way I did at that moment. I was always an unmotivated student for as long as I can remember, but when I started taking design studio classes I knew it was for me and I never looked back. Architecture also opened up other creative avenues of interests for me such as graphic design, furniture design, digital fabrication, etc.
What is your favorite project you are currently working on and why?
My favorite project I’m currently helping with is RMC. I’m a fan of revitalizing existing buildings and giving them a second chance.
What past project are you most proud of and why?
UPS, it taught me to appreciate and respect the other aspects and responsibilities of an architect (what they don’t teach you in school).
What do you enjoy most about working at Method?
What I enjoy the most about Method is time flexibility. I feel I’m much more efficient after a walk through BBVA to get a cup of coffee or discovery green for lunch. The lax dress code is also a plus, it’s refreshing not having to choose between a blue or a slightly lighter blue button up to go with the khakis.
Outside of work, what are your favorite hobbies and things to do?
My hobbies, other than things relating to architecture/design, is collecting and listening to vinyls. The imperfections and warmth you get on them (especially older ones) add more depth and character than what you get from digital, which really makes you appreciate music more. It’s also great way to discover new music, you lay a disk on the turntable and going on about the day until it’s time to switch to side B. I also recently discovered that there’s nothing more meditative than releasing all of my frustrations at the gym.