Jesus Sandoval is an architect at Bray and involved in many aspects of projects – research, production, design, consultant coordination, and client meetings.
While he enjoys the various architectural tasks day-to-day, he really enjoys mentoring future architects on his team. “My mentors always told me that your main goal should be to train your replacement; it’s not a competitive thing, instead it’s training future architects,” he says.
Growing up, Jesus always enjoyed buildings – the built environment was intriguing to him. He admired places like Disney World and Las Vegas, and how the buildings in those places created an experience, “I always knew I wanted to be an architect; designing an experience for others is a neat concept.”
Jesus previously worked at Bray before taking another opportunity; when asked why he came back to Bray, he answered, “I’ve always been interested in schools, they keep me excited about architecture and with Bray being a leader in educational design, I knew this was where I wanted to work. There’s so much to design in a school that’s all under one roof – pool, office, gymnasium, etc.”
This past year’s Christmas White Elephant was a memorable moment in the office for him, “I was so happy to have the whole Milwaukee office together to share laughs and gifts.” Outside of work, you can find Jesus ice fishing in the winter and biking or on a motorcycle in the warmer months. He also recently started quilting and hopes to get better at it.