ANDRE BALLARD

Ballard Architectural Studio, LLC

SAY IT LOUD - NOW Exhibitor

Ohio Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I am inspired by my wife. My wife is a creative musician and her creativity has inspired me our entire marriage. I am also inspired by spaces that create beauty and serenity at the human scale, such as some Main Streets in rural towns.

Andre Ballard

Bio:

Andre Ballard is an Architect and Construction Manager, in Northwest, Ohio, near Toledo. For the past 15 years he has led the architectural firm Ballard Architectural Studio. He is a B-ARCH degree from Hampton University and a M-ARCH degree from Miami University. He is also a part-time educator of both architecture and construction management. He is Adjunct Faculty at BGSU in Ohio. Andre’s wife is Sherri Ballard and they have three children. They are both Hampton University graduates.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

My father introduced me to the idea of becoming an architect, when he saw me designing cars in a sketch book, when I was 10 years old. I decided to become an architect two years later at the age of 12 and moved forward from there.

What do you do?

I am an architect and construction manager.

What excites you in the work you do?

I loved the creative process and the feelings that my clients get once the project has been com- pleted

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I am inspired by my wife. My wife is a creative musician and her creativity has inspired me our entire marriage. I am also inspired by spaces that create beauty and serenity at the human scale, such as some Main Streets in rural towns.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Establishing the architectural firm Ballard Architectural Studio, LLC in the mist of a loving and growing family. Not always an easy accomplishment but always worth it putting family as the highest priority while establishing a professional career.

 

Featured Project Name: 

Colorado Private Residence

 

Featured Project Location: 

Creste Bute, Colorado

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2007

Role in Featured Project: 

Architect/designer

 

Featured Project Description:

This project was special from the beginning. It represented a husband’s love and concern for his wife. The husband of the owner team wanted to develop a home that was handicap accessible to accommodate his wife’s condition after she had an accident. They planned on using the house as a vacation home and inviting others who have similar physical challenges to visit who would enjoy the splendor of skiing in the Colorado mountains. Some of these friends participated in wheelchair skiing.

Photography Credit:

Miller

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