People, relationships, and thoughtfully creating experiences of architecture is more important to Beau than any idea or building. He is affable, often indignant, but always tries to make others laugh or feel included.
Despite a degree in Theology from Anderson University (SC) and nearly a decade of experience working for his father’s HVAC company, Beau fell in love with working alongside customers, listening, troubleshooting their situations, and the problem solving required to help find the best solutions to meet their needs. This love and passion for helping people and the construction process made him wonder how he could combine these into a more fitting career.
Meanwhile, after refusing his pursuits for nine long and cold years, Beau finally married Beth in March of 2014. They welcomed their first daughter, Elliott Kay Bailey, in 2018, and Penny Rose Bailey in 2020. With these new arrivals Beau realized he needed to show his wife and his daughters that if they had the courage and were bold enough to step out in faith they could achieve their most audacious dreams. When he cast the vision for leaving his family business to return to school, giving up the comfort and security felt by his family, Beth responded with resounding approval. Beau, Beth, Elliott, and Penny left Fountain Inn and moved to Pendleton to start the three-year Masters of Architecture at Clemson University.
Beau has taken a semester off to practice at Equip Studio in order to create mentally-healthy systems and processes to be successful as a husband, father, student, and professional architect.