This isn’t Daniel Alvarado’s first gig. A former rock-n-blues drummer, he’s performed at dozens of shows and traveled countless miles. These days, Daniel’s job is a little more traditional but just as challenging. As an HB Construction Project Manager, he uses his past experiences to challenge assumptions and develop new, creative solutions.
Daniel’s college days were filled with recording sessions, gigs, and touring around Texas with his band Axiom. He was able to juggle his passion for music with education and graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Architecture.
A True Renaissance Man
Whether it’s playing drums or sketching, Daniel has always been drawn to art. He was recently commissioned to draw a graphite portrait and is so talented that he is able to create realistic works of art in just minutes.
His need to create led him to pursue a career in architecture. “I appreciate design and the artistic aspect of things. After getting into architecture I respect what goes into making visions come to life,” Daniel says.
Daniel later transitioned to construction management, which turned into a challenging yet rewarding career. With the construction environment becoming increasingly complicated, it’s out-of-the-box thinkers like Daniel who create the best solutions.
“I sometimes sketch out ideas on the spot or draw something and send it to the architect. It’s just easier to communicate the solution through visuals so everyone is on the same page,” says Daniel.
Behind the Smile
According to his friends and family, Daniel always has a smile on his face. As a genuine people person, he enjoys building relationships and bringing people together. He credits some of his biggest learning moments to mentors and colleagues he has met along the way.
“I believe it’s important to learn as much as you can from the people you work with and the experiences you go through,” says Daniel. “I love getting to know people.”
Daniel says his motivation in life is his family. Although he is proud of his journey as a musician, artist, and project manager, being a husband and father is the best gig he’s ever had.