Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois, 1975; Master of Architecture, University of Illinois, 1977.
Associate architect, Southwestern Bell, St. Louis, 1977-1979; designer, Fruco Engineers, Inc., St. Louis, 1979-1981; president, designer, G.L. Karasek and Associations, St. Louis, 1981-1984; president, architect commercial and residential architecure, Artec, Inc., Belleville, Illinois, since 1984.
Chairman civic design committee Belleville Economics Progress, Inc., 1988-1989. Member American Institute of Architects (president elect since 1991), Society Indiana Artists (Medal award 1988), Belleville Abstrate Art Association.
Married Ann Maire Heileman, November 15, 1980. 1 child, Ayanna Maire.