Fred Parshall

Project Architect, AIA
Outside of work…
Family is at the core of my out-of-office activities. My wife and two daughters keep me busy with all their extra curricular activities. We love to travel and discover new places when we can get away from the never ending work on the house.

Any outdoor activity is also a love of mine, especially gardening, landscaping, hiking, ATVs, snowmobiles and trap shooting. Believe it or not, I even find a little bit of time to read about my favorite subjects on world history and other cultures.

What you don’t know about me…
I have played the sport of Rugby since 1983 and was a member of the BGSU Rugby team that went to the final 4 national championships in 1986. We played at the Pebble Beach Polo Grounds in Pebble Beach, California against the University of California at Berkley and the Air Force Academy. Lost both games but the team got on the inside cover of Sports Illustrated. The sport has offered so many opportunities for me to travel and meet great people. I still lace up the boots (cleats) and get on the pitch whenever I can. 

How I got my bragging rights…
I earned a Bachelors of Science, Construction Administration from BGSU and a Bachelors of Architecture from Kent State University. As a college summer job, I worked as a Framing Carpenter, and interned in an architects office for a couple of semesters.

As far as real world experience goes (which is pretty far!), I have practiced in the field of Architecture since 1985 with a diverse range of project types including residential, industrial, office, research & development, institutional, zoos, educational, medical, religious, retail, restaurants and recreational (just to name a few). I became a licensed Architect in 1994.

How I give back…
I give back through my involvement with the Knights of Columbus which is a Catholic fraternal benefit society founded on the principals of charity, unity and fraternity.

Who molded me into the person I am…
My father has taught me the value of hard work, ethics and reputation. My mother has taught me the lessons of self-sacrifice. Both of my parents have been a role model for how to raise a loving and supporting family.

Architecture that inspires me…

The Pantheon in Rome, Italy.
Fred Parshall

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