Rick McQuesten brings more than 20 years of experience to the ALSC Team. He is proficient with building information modeling (BIM) as well as Enscape, SketchUp, AutoCad, and Bluebeam.
One of Rick’s favorite buildings is the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, Italy. While the symmetry and balance drew Rick to this cathedral, he was also amazed by the story of how the dome was built, especially considering when it was constructed. Another reason he is so fascinated by the structure is that Brunelleschi, the architect who designed the dome, didn’t begin his architecture career until he was nearly 40. This is partially what inspired Rick to change careers after more than 20 years as a contractor renovating old Craftsman and Victorian houses on Spokane’s South Hill.
Rick considers himself lucky to have been able to travel quite a bit with his wife and five kids. Annecy, a small town near Geneva located between Lake Annecy and the French Alps, was a memorable destination. Its nickname, “Pearl of the French Alps”, is the best way to describe this cozy town that is full of friendly people. According to Rick, Parisians may not have a reputation for being the warmest of people, but the folks in Annecy more than make up for it!