Russell received a Master of Architecture from the University of Southern California (where he was valedictorian) and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University. He joined DKA in 2011. While at A&M he studied architecture in Castigilion Fiorentino, Italy, where he also met his future wife. His experience includes an internship at Perkins and Will in Los Angeles and several years in the educational market sector. When not working he enjoys mountain biking, photography and cooking. He and his wife Stacey also have a curious cat named Lola.