Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Shane developed a unique perspective on the relationship between the built and natural environment. Growing up in the suburbs of America’s last great frontier taught him how space, light and connectivity affect the way people view their surroundings and themselves. The mix of suburban sprawl and dramatic landscapes compelled Shane to merge utility with beauty in his own designs.
Shane decided to pursue his life-long passion for architecture after working for eight years in printing, graphic design and web design. He attended the University of Washington where he focused his study on digital design and fabrication, sustainable building strategies and design theory.