When I first decided architecture was the career path I was going to strive for my reasons were much different than they are now. I longed for the ability to leave something on the earth that would still be here one hundred years from now. I loved the idea that I could make money by being creative and doing the things that I enjoyed most.
Since I was younger I had continuously reassured myself of my subliminal passion for designing and building. My favorite toys consisted of Lincoln Logs and Legos when I was very young, up to erector sets and much more complex toys when I was a little bit older. During my adolescent years I began spending hours on the computer with different design programs like The Sims and Home Designer 6.0. Then I discovered AutoCAD and Rhinoceros 3D NURBS modeling. My friends became uninterested with these programs after short period of time, but I carried on, obsessed with the ability to create space at my fingertips. They say were in a modern era now, and everything is done on or by computers. Luckily for the architectural horizon my passions involve using computers heavily, so I should fit right in.
When I entered the University of Florida, and began my architectural training, my views of what a good architect should be changed drastically. Do I really want to strive for this idea of making my mark on the world last as long as possible? Do I want to follow this misconception that if my building stands the test of time my architecture will be the best? Or is it really about making things last, but not at the cost of the environment. I have made my decision, and considered it my life long goal to create beautiful spaces as an architect, but retain the responsible attitude that I will not jeopardize the environment while attaining this goal. There is a whole new spectrum of inventions waiting to be discovered in this new age of sustainability, and a plethora of innovative minds eager to invent them.
World of Change, Gainesville, FL, US, GIS Support Technician
Performs photo-interpretation, digitizing, and geospatial data manipulation to support the feature extraction, classification, and quality assurance of internal production processes, to assure that final products would meet stringent customer accuracy requirements. Skill areas included image analysis, predictive judgment, evaluation, and geospatial data manipulation using ArcGIS.
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, SoA Lecture Series Representative
Provides IT assistance for the School of Architecture Lecture Series. Work involves lighting, sound, IT, and networking.
Task involve recording audio and video for school records and promoting event date for the series, securing a healthy attendance.
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, Undergraduate Teaching Assistanct
Develop a unique relationship with Professor's and administration that provides a healthy learning environment. This position facilitates scholarly exchange between students and faculty.
Students instruct courses previously completed, allowing for a much thorough understanding of the original course material.
Social skills are exercised daily due to the constant contact and student-teacher expectations.
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, BArch, Architectural Design
The College of Central Florida, Ocala, FL, US, Architecture
Received an AA in Architecture.
Belleview High School, Belleview, FL, US, High School, K12
Received regular high school diploma.
University of Florida SoA Study Abroad Scholarship, Scholarship
$1,500 to attend Uf in Vicenza, Italy.
Studio Culture Committee, Nomination
Voted, by the Studio Culture Committee Members, as president of the SCC.