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Title


Board of Directors: Insight Resources International
Principle Architect/Owner:  D.A. Center & Assoc., Inc.

Education


B Arch in Architecture, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas


B.S. in Education (Mathematics/Industrial Arts), Northeastern Oklahoma State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma


18 hours toward Masters Degree in New Testament Studies:  Harding Graduate School of Religion

Honors/Awards

 

"Henry Adams Medal" (Top graduate - Class of '81-82) presented by the National Chapter of  American Institute of Architects.


Tau Sigma Delta (Honor Society for Architecture and the Allied Arts)


American Institute of Architects National Honor Scholarship Award


(2) American Institute of Architects Awards for "The Scholarly Pursuit in the field of Architecture".


Winner:  1980 Winrock International Design Award Competition


Outstanding College Athlete of America 1970


All Oklahoma Collegiate Conference, Baseball 1970

Experience

Architectural

1986-Present Principle Architect and owner of the firm D.A. Center & Associates, Inc. Oklahoma License # 2664

 

1984-1986 Project Manager: Architectural Resources

 

1982-1983 Intern Architect:  Architectural Research Group

Teaching/Administration

1983-1984 Teacher (Math/Science): Haskell Middle School, Broken Arrow, Ok

 

1977-1978 Teacher/Administration: Briggs Elementary School, Tahlequah, Ok

 

1975-1977 Teacher/Basketball Coach: Harding Academy of Memphis

 

1974-1975 Teacher (Math): Bixby High School, Bixby, Ok

 

1971-1973 Teacher/Basketball Coach:  Norwood Schools, Norwood, Ok

Other Positions

1994-2000 Board of Directors – Federal Bancentre, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

 

1996-2000 Deacon:  Broken Arrow Church of Christ

 

1981-Present Member:  American Institute of Architects  (A.I.A.)

 

Personal History


I was born and raised in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, the capitol of the Cherokee Nation. It is also home to Northeastern Oklahoma State University where I graduated with a B.S. degree in Education in 1971. While at Northeastern I was active in the Phi Lambda Chi social fraternity and served as Vice President during the 1971 school year. I also played varsity baseball and was selected as “All Oklahoma Collegiate Conference” (1970) and “Outstanding College Athletes of America” my senior year.

After graduation, I taught Mathematics and coached basketball in Norwood, Bixby, Broken Arrow and Tahlequah, Oklahoma. I also taught and coached at the Harding Academy in Memphis, Tennessee.

While living in Memphis I also attended the Harding Graduate School of Religion, working toward a Masters degree in New Testament Studies.

I served 6 ½ years in the Army National Guard (1970-1976), 5 years in Oklahoma in an Engineering Battalion and 1 ½ years in Tennessee as a medic in an Army field hospital unit.

I enrolled in the University Of Arkansas School Of Architecture in the fall of 1978 and received a Bachelor of Architecture degree in December 1981. During the 1980 school year I was admitted to Tau Sigma Delta (the honor fraternity for Architecture and the Allied Arts) and was the Grand Prize winner of the Winrock International Energy Design Competition. I have also received two Scholastic Awards for Achievement from the American Institute of Architects, the American Institute of Architects National Honor Scholarship Award and the Henry Adams Metal (for the top graduate – Class of 1981-82) by the National Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

I am currently a licensed Architect in the state of Oklahoma and owner/principle architect of the design firm D.A. Center & Assoc., Inc.   I am also a member of the American Institute of Architects.

My wife Lorri and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary in May, 2012. We have two children and two grandchildren.