Robert confesses to taking his architecture training to the "dark side" and has spent his career in construction. He planned for it to be a temporary learning experience after school, but found it was more fun building things than drawing them, and he never went back. Robert reports that his training in architecture assists him in problem solving on the job, and provides him a deeper grasp of the implications of the design. He states that this helps him both collaborate with designers and provide added value to the construction team. Robert has traveled all over the Western US for work and has built in eight states, but he still misses Tucson.