Howdy, Hey There & Hello, my name is Montez McCrary, and I have a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University. I’m an experienced Architectural Intern/Professor/Disciple, freelance Architectural/Graphic Designer, Gaming/Tech Connoisseur, History Aficionado, Professional Wrestling Enthusiast, Texan via Hawaii, Texas Aggie (Class of 2007; WHOOP!), San Antonio Spurs fan, and HUGE NERD!!
What? I though that’s how we’re supposed to introduce ourselves when we’re about to tell our life story and attempt to be honest about ourselves. Oh well…
Coming from a childhood were I was regularly ridiculed for having a severe stuttering problem and asthma (yeah, kids can be cruel), as well as having an enthusiastic interest in many thing related to science, technology, history, art, and various things that were not trendy or deemed “popular” or “in” at the time. I didn’t become comfortable in my skin until my junior year of high school, and didn’t come into the realization and self-proclamation of being a “nerd” until I was in graduate school.
“My idea is to present an image to children that it is good to be intellectual, and not to care about the peer pressures to be anti-intellectual. I want every child to turn into a nerd – where that means someone who prefers studying and learning to competing for social dominance, which can unfortunately cause the downward spiral into social rejection.”
–M.I.T. professor Gerald Sussman, from The New York Times (1993)
“The PractitioNERD” Mentioned in Other Media:
1) Newsy.com, “‘Ouchless’ Bandages That Dissolve into Body” [May 10, 2012]
2) Texas A&M University College of Architecture “Arch|ONE” Newsletter, “Former student’s award-winning blog pays homage to nerd culture” [August 3, 2012]
3) Sports Illustrated: Extra Mustard, “Hot Clicks Q&A: Mick Foley: The WWE Hall of Famer discusses the WWE Network, WrestleMania predictions and that time he lost a chunk of ear” [April 1, 2014]