Terry Kwik

  • Principal


Where did you go to school?

University of California, Berkeley.

What do you do at RMW?

Lead projects, bring in new projects, and keep everyone happy.

What do you like about the firm?

The collaborative environment and the quality of staff; great people. There’s an opportunity for everyone to grow.

Why did you decide to go into architecture/interior design?

I was always on the artistic “side of the fence,” so my parents thought I should be an architect. Little did they know that drawing is just one aspect of this profession. I was going to be a dentist, but I hated the classes that were required to go to dental school. Instead, I dated a woman in the architecture program and fell in love with the projects that she was doing – but not with her – so here I am.

What do you do outside the firm?

The most important aspect of my life is to be a great father and husband. Nothing gives me more pleasure than seeing my son and daughter thrive. Having a balanced life is the key to achieving this goal. Cycling 150 miles a week empowers me to be able keep the balance between family life and work.TK_Gran_Fondo_2011

Who is your role model and why?

Frodo Baggins of the Shire. Anyone can make a difference in the world. It’s up to you.

What is your favorite building or space and why?

Whitney Museum in New York City. A smaller-scale museum, but superbly detailed.