RAND HARDER . NCARB . LEED AP
Rand is the Wayne Gretzky or Tom Brady of his profession. He listens, he’s creative, he always delivers on time and on budget (rare) and, most importantly, he makes us better developers. He’s simply the best in the business.Jeff W. Preston, Managing Partner, North American Development Group: Client
Rand's immense talents as a designer and architect are evident from the moment we began working with him, but Rand is an even more impressive person. His sense of humor and spirit make him a pleasure to deal with, he is the type of guy you look forward to interacting with on a daily basis. I think the biggest compliment you can give to a design architect is seeing and executed on the shared vision early on in the process, I am consistently blown away by how often Rand gets it "right" the first time and in an incredibly diligent fashion.Scott Goldsmith, V. P., Leasing & Development at North American Development Group: Client
Rand is one of those rare breeds - a top class creative who is also a deep and insightful thinker. In working together he blew me away time and again with his innate ability to consider so much more than just the program and by beginning his process with questions around any brief put before him. Through this approach his work explores the ways people truly connect with spaces, and the impact those spaces have on the communities in which they live and for me its this which makes his work stand out in his field.Christian Davies FCSD, Managing Director, Creative Marketing Group at Verizon: Christian worked with Rand at FRCH Design Worldwide
Rand is a highly skilled and highly experienced designer with a wealth of knowledge in the design of commercial, residential and complex mixed-use projects. His ability to generate emotionally-charged designs that are anchored in the culture and history of the sites is remarkable. I have had the fortune of working with Rand for almost a decade and during that time I was always been impressed by his knowledge of computer graphic programs as well as his skill to translate his designs into beautiful renderings that convey the essence of his design ideas. Rand is a consummate professional and an asset to any design team that he would be part of.Alex Espinosa, Design Principal at DYI: Rand worked with Alex in the same group at DYI
Rand has all the qualities required in a good design director. His creativity, vision and passion for design enable him to consistently deliver world-class concepts. As a team leader, he creates a positive and open work environment that fosters collaboration. His diligence and enthusiasm, even under pressure, is inspiring to those around him.Alex Weber, Executive Creative Director at E. & J. Gallo Winery: Rand managed Alex indirectly at FRCH Design Worldwide
Rand is a wonderful mentor and Designer, whom I enjoyed working with greatly at JPRA. Not only is Rand one of the most 'creative' and genuine architectural 'thinkers' I've ever known, also, he is one of the most passionate designers as well. I enjoyed working with Rand also because of the 'team' atmosphere he 'always' portrayed, both in the office and out on our company sports teams.Tany Nagy, Pulse Design Studio www.pulsedesignstudio.com: Tany reported to Rand at JPRA Architects
This outlet mall also has some really great common areas! Today happens to be a bit cold for my southern blood (44 degrees), so when I saw that there is an amazing fire pit surrounded by an artistically designed iron cage I was elated! You have to see the photo I posted, my text description just won't do it justice!Customer review of Tanger Outlets Grand Rapids and the custom firepit I designed.