Meet the Team!
Before designing homes professionally and founding Winter Drafting & Design, Joseph had a natural interest in architectural design stemming back as early as he can remember. In taking a combination of drafting and construction courses throughout his later years of education, he discovered that he had a real knack for designing buildings, especially in the residential sector. During this same time, Joseph was given the opportunity to be recognized by the state of California for his architectural creativity & received several awards for his work in the field of industrial arts.
In his professional career, Joseph worked as a designer in a number of different capacities, all of which he credits to his success today. With a passion for design and a hunger to learn, his search for opportunity to find work in the design world lead him to a position as a Nicet certified Fire Alarm Systems Designer for a local company. In this position, he learned to effectively navigate the many complexities of his role as a designer, and was soon promoted to the departments Design Lead. Here, he oversaw a vast number of projects varying in size and scope, coordinated with contractors and building officials, and spent a lot of time on construction sites refining the design departments standards to better accommodate the installation team. While working on these many construction sites, the process of building a brand new structure from the ground up fascinated him more and more. Eventually, this lead him to seek a new position which would allow him the opportunity to be involved with the larger scope of designing a building from start to finish.
When presented with the opportunity to work for a well rounded Architectural firm in Chico, California, Joseph gladly accepted. In this new role, he was engaged in a wide variety of projects and was involved with each of the construction disciplines that make up a building. From choosing finish materials for a 1,500 square foot commercial remodel, to drawing full construction plans for a 100,000 square foot food processing facility, Joseph acquired an abundance of knowledge and learned many unique skills that he would later utilize when starting his own residential design business.
As an integral part of the Winter Drafting & Design team, Ian brings to the company a desire to solve complex problems and a skill set to provide applicable design solutions for said problems.
Taking interest in construction early in his career, Ian has worked various jobs which have allowed him to be directly involved with the design of many residential, commercial, public works, assisted living, and multi-family dwelling projects.
With his blend of artistic and technical expertise, Ian brings a unique perspective to the team. We're proud to have him on board!