Meet Andrew Weber, a seasoned architect with 37 years of experience under his belt. Originally from Kaukauna, Wisconsin, Andrew is excited to join ECS and start something new and great in California and the rest of the western United States.
Andrew’s interest in architecture was sparked at a young age when his uncle, a professional artist, took him to see the Cadet Chapel at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. The experience blew him away, and he has been pursuing a career in architecture ever since.
Andrew shared that the greatest bit of advice he’s been given in his career is to play the long game as a professional. He believes that the architecture community is small, so it’s important to know when to let things go and move on with an eye to the future.
In his free time, Andrew enjoys reading science fiction novels, with his latest read being “The Postman” by David Brin. He also has an unusual favorite movie, “Being There” with Peter Sellers, which he could talk about for hours. What many people don’t know about him is that he’s a Cho Don Bo black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
When asked about the most exciting project he’s ever worked on, Andrew has trouble choosing just one, but he ultimately settles on the restoration of the cell block on Alcatraz Island. He was responsible for the window restoration portion of the larger project and found it fun to take the National Park Service boat out to the island, document the conditions, and eventually see the restoration come to fruition.