Title: Principal/Owner, Wingate Hughes Architects.
Company: Interior architecture and design.
Memorable project: Douglas Jemal's private office last year.
Word describing DC CRE: Aggressive.
Current home: Cheverly.
Came to DC for: Politics. Wife had been in politics, so came in 2004 after grad school.
School: Texas A&M
First job: Construction laborer, renovating schools during summer.
Job in another life: Industrial designer.
Person (living or dead) to meet: Sam Houston, first president of Texas.
Greatest fear: Employees will realize they’re brilliant and find better jobs.
Daily habit: Reading Ramona Quimby books to daughters.
Favorite music group and song: Fugazi Song - Waiting Room.
Favorite book: No Man Is an Island by Thomas Merton.
Favorite movie: Reservoir Dogs (1992).
Favorite vacation: At 17, drove with buddies 12 hours to Big Bend for week of primitive camping and hiking. No cell phones or credit cards.
Favorite restaurant: Ben's Chili Bowl (U St.) and Rose's Luxury (Capitol Hill).
Family facts: Married 14 years; two daughters (3 and 5).
Hobbies: Playing make believe with daughters.
Startling fact: Still love mosh pits. Try to find at least one a year.
Advice for the 18-year-old you: “Buy a suit that fits properly and cut your hair.”