Engineering is part analysis and part intuition. My focus is on structural and mechanical engineering, both in final installations and in the assembly process. I can look at a structure and follow the tensile and compressive forces to qualitatively determine how each part will react. I identify the weak points and come up with creative approaches that will strengthen a design both structurally and aesthetically. In some of these cases, I can execute calculations, and in others experience and intuition serve as my guides.
I find that the true beauty of structural engineering lies in exposing the nature of a structure. I like to highlight the structural elements and integrate them artistically into the design.