Hometown: Sacramento now. Lived in a dozen states and Europe.
Licensed architect: California, Nevada
Education: Bachelor of Architecture-Design from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
First job: Junior Hot Shoppes dessert and salad server, Falls Church, VA.
Inspirations: Art, wine, foreign lands, nature
Interests: Science fiction, antiques, old buildings, dogs and cats
Pet peeves: Huge egos and cell phone conversations in public places
Franc has over forty years architectural and construction experience. In addition to experience as Principal of Blackbird Associates, she has served as:
Principal Architect for the department of Facilities Design and Construction at the University of California Davis Medical Center, leading a team responsible for planning, design and project management of a $500 million capital improvement program for a 120-acre campus in Sacramento, CA.
Assistant Manager for the Facilities Planning Department of the Texas Technological University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas, leading a team responsible for planning, design and project management of a four-campus academic, research and patient care system located throughout West Texas.
Project Architect for two architectural firms developing laboratory, educational, detention and commercial facilities