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Randy has been a licensed architect since 1984, working with quality firms on interesting projects throughout the country. Randy received a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from USL (now the University of Louisiana Lafayette) in 1981. After "practicing" architecture in Breckenridge, Colorado, St. Paul, Minnesota, and receiving his Master's Degree from Penn State in 1991, Randy returned to the south to continue his career. In 1995, he taught the architectural CADD courses at USL in Lafayette, Louisiana and received a 1995 Outstanding Faculty Award (one of two faculty members voted on by the students - and the greatest honor of his professional career!).

In 1996, Randy and Jude moved east to the clear water and white sand beaches of the Emerald Coast, and settled in the historic village of Bagdad, Florida. On 8 february 2001 Groninger Architecture was founded...and thanks to great clients, is still thriving!

Randy's hobbies include riding his Wilier Triestina Izoard XP (16.8 pounds of carbon fiber joy!), Bianchi Via Narone (aluminum), Peugeot Triathlon (steel) road bikes, Bianchi Kuma (aluminum), Trek 850 (steel) or Diamondback Sorrento (aluminum - in Port Royal) mountain bikes, brewing beer, digital and HO slot car racing, designing and building "things" while hanging out in his shop, and relaxing on the beach.

bikes (therapy)

- not the most expensive rides, but no one has more fun on a bike!




hot laps on the diamondback around the port royal speedway
fast time - 1:47.27


jude's bianchi torino (aluminum) and sears special (heavy steel)


slot car racing (just like when we were kids!)

bagdad speedway (in the attic)
HO scale - vintage set from the 60's


gulf coast raceway (in the sunroom)
1/32 scale - carrera digital (state-of-the-art wireless)



and other fun things...




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