Psychology may not always be associated with architecture, but it’s what drew Abraham Ploeger to the profession.
It’s the idea of creating a lasting structure that will have an impact on people’s lives in ways they don’t even recognize. Even those who appreciate good architecture may not notice the environment it’s creating as they move about buildings in their daily lives. That positive, yet inconspicuous, impact on communities is what Abraham wants to bring to the work.
As an architectural drafter, Abraham translates the architects’ work into construction documents, making the drawings understandable in ways that move the project forward, while doing the hands-on work that achieves the goals envisioned.
It was while helping a family friend on a significant home renovation that Abraham tapped into his passion. He found himself lost in the drawings, flipping through the pages endlessly and studying the sketches that would lead to a final project. His interest was sparked, and high school drafting classes solidified it.
Somerville held particular appeal to this Wisconsin native in part because of the company’s work on educational environments. Abraham recognizes that most have experienced poorly designed educational institutions, as well as facilities that are expertly designed. He is excited to be a part of Somerville’s team designing enhanced spaces for education that work.
Abraham was also drawn to Somerville’s broad portfolio, scale of work and staff makeup. The wealth of knowledge he can draw from will allow him to continue to grow in the industry. And with an interest in environmental design he hopes to pursue projects that are green friendly, another opportunity offered by Somerville.
Education & Affiliations
- Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- Experienced in Revit, AutoCad, Photoshop & Illustrator
- Abraham has been a part of the Somerville team since January 2019