Prior Professional History:  Mr. Gura embarked on his architectural/development career as an apprentice for A.W. Geller + Associates, where he was involved in a variety of projects ranging from the design of a Michell/Lama Housing to corporate headquarters around the world for Investors Overseas Services (IOS), and research into modular housing through the Government's Operation Breakthrough Program. Mr. Gura's additional experience with other firms such as John Carl Warnecke and Associates, Smotrich and Platt, et al, includes schools, telephone buildings, resort communities and housing. Mr. Gura acted as Project Architect for the renovation of the Delaware and Hudson/Times Journal Building in Albany, NY, a 126,000 sf multi-million dollar project which currently houses the State University of NY. This project received national attention when it won an award for Design Excellence and Energy Conservation from the Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation.

A Dean's List honor student at SUNY Farmingdale, Mr. Gura received an Associates Degree in Construction Technology. Mr. Gura earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Kent State University, where honors he received included the Design Award of the City of Akron, Ohio.