Yankee Barn Homes Architectural Engineer, Andrew Williams, is one multi-faceted person. As you’ll see and read in this interview, Andy has many talents, and does them all extremely well!
YBH: Tell us a bit about yourself.
Andrew: Originally from Springfield VT, both sides of my family worked in the Machine Tool Industry. My father was a mechanical engineer and my mother a teacher. I have a BS from Keene State College in Design Technology and 20 years’ experience as an architectural designer. I’m married (wife Susan) and live in Unity NH with 4 cats and a great dane named Darwin. I am an avid gardener, musician, and oil painter, among other things. My wife and I also hybridize Hostas (the plant) and build things with stone.
YBH: What drew you to Yankee Barn Homes?
Andrew: I originally worked at Yankee Barn Homes beginning in the mid-90s where I worked part time in the shop while going back to college at Keene State. Eventually I was promoted into the Design Department at YBH. I left YBH in 2008 and came back this year. YBH has always been a fun, personal and positive place to work.
YBH: Explain your job process.
Andrew: I am responsible for converting architectural plans into shop drawings from which wall and roof panel components are built by the shop. I also create the layouts from which timber frame pieces are cut. The YBH projects are modeled in 3-D CAD software. Based on these models, building components can be created, analyzed and used to generate accurate production blueprints.
YBH: What’s on Your Calendar at YBH?
Andrew: There has been a steady flow of residential projects since I started in January; three projects going up now. I’m currently working on two more good-size homes. I have also been very active in updating our design processes.
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