Rene Calara AIA
Having received toy power tools for his sixth birthday, yet finding frustration that they were not real, Rene was fascinated by materiality and construction. He has since found inspiration and joy in creating and making, manifesting through architecture where he enjoys both design and investigating the details of the built environment. Having joined the firm in 2004, Rene has lent his technical expertise in both exterior and interior architecture on a variety of small- and large-scale projects and mentors emerging professionals on all aspects of the design process. In his spare time, Rene enjoys cooking, skiing, spending time outdoors with his family, especially backpacking with his son.