As a designer of custom homes, remodeling plans and commercial concepts, I am one of the lucky ones. I am living every day doing what I love. Designing my first home at 11 and becoming a third generation architect in my family, I have big shoes to fill. Grandpa, Frank Wynkoop AIA, designed (for himself) the iconic Butterfly House, In Carmel-by-the-Sea. And, my father Dudley F. Wynkoop, helped bring the HOK brand to the west coast as the first west coast President in 1967. After studying three years of interior design and then staring a burgeoning design firm, I interned and studied to receive a licence as a General Contractor. After completing over 100 residential and commercial projects, I wen t back to school and have just achieved a 21st century master of architecture degree. Now its time to get serious! I have a legacy to uphold.
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As a recent master of architecture graduate, and a designer with 11 years of professional experience, I have many ideas about what great design is. I like starting conversations about what I see and others can agree or contribute their opinions.
Wynkoop Design Studio, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, US, Principal/ Senior Designer
Designer of Residential Custom Homes, Renovations, Historic Restorations, Commercial Concepts, Lighting, Landscapes, and Interiors. A specialist in day-lighting, space planning and artificial lighting techniques. A consultant and a freelance 'concept' designer. Experienced in construction, as a former general contractor.
Academy Of Art University, San Francisco, CA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture
A comprehensive 87 unit, 29 class, course of study. Digging deep into the history of architecture and learning what architecture means to society today. With studio classes that challenged and inspired me.
University of Phoenix, Fountain Valley, CA, US, Bachelors, Business Administration
Business degree taught by working executives in the field. This degree helped me reach the highest ranks in the Target Corporation, before rediscovering my true love, Architecture.
Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA, US, Interior design
Studied for three years in all areas of interior design with talented expert, and celebrity designer, Juliana Edlund