INSIDE THE FIRM is a raw look into the inner workings of an architecture firm. The show is hosted by principles, Alex Gore and Lance Cayko.
YOUR HOSTS: LANCE & ALEX
Lance Cayko, Principle, F9 Productions
Lance is a unique design professional, as he has over 20 years of hands-on construction experience. He has worked in the field as a carpenter and independent contractor spanning throughout North Dakota, Montana, and Idaho. He obtained an A.A.S degree in Building Construction Technology from NDSCS in Wahpeton, ND; a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Design from NDSU in Fargo, ND; and a Master’s Degree in Architecture, also from NDSU. While completing his Master’s Degree, he was the winner of the coveted Peter F. McKenzie Memorial Endowment Award for best thesis.
His hands-on construction experience, combined with his impressive credentials, give him an edge over many architects. His experience has enabled him to leap into sophisticated and complex designs with the utmost understanding of their constructability.
Alex Gore, Principle, F9 Productions
Alex grew up drawing wars of ants vs. bees, playing backyard baseball, visiting architectural sites, and being obsessed with Frank Lloyd Wright. After graduating from high school, he joined the National Guard as a heavy equipment operator. While enrolled in the Guard, he also attended North Dakota State University to start his formal training in Architecture. He graduated from NDSU with a Master’s Degree in Architecture and a Master’s Degree in Construction Management.
Upon graduating, Alex worked under the world-famous architect, Daniel Libeskind. From there, he teamed up with his best friend from college, Lance, and together they created F9 Productions, Inc.