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I have worked for architecture firms from New York to California and in between designing unique and groundbreaking projects. I also have additional experience in commercial real estate, professional newsprint illustration, art studio and gallery management. I currently work as a Studio Designer/Drafter for AB Design Studio, Inc. in Santa Barbara, CA. There I act as an extension of the project managers and captains producing 3d digital models for visualization of design concepts, assisting in the design research, and preparing final architectural documents and drawings for construction. I can effectively use the most up to date drafting and building information modeling software to increase office productivity to accurately visualize complex 3d forms.
AB design studio, Santa Barbara, CA, US, Studio Designer / Drafter
At A+B, I have acted as and architectural designer/drafter and interim project captain on several projects varying from several ground up Montecito homes to the new Santa Barbara Children’s Museum and even a variety of Four Seasons Biltmore renovations and additions. I have established myself as a valued designer/drafter and the resident Sketchup and Photoshop expert.
Eco Abet, Kansas City, MO, US, Volunteer Intern
During my voluntary internship for this non profit organization, I have assisted in organizing a biannual events gathering 60-80 architectural professionals to donate their services to nonprofit organizations for a day. Responsibilities include gathering funding, networking and recruiting participants, managing projects, managing audio and video, gathering donations both monetary and for catering services, and producing an event publication.
4dDesign, LLC, Springfield, MO, US, Founder and Owner
4dDesign, LLC is a Missouri based architectural rendering company. We provide architectural rendering services and Google Earth modeling. Over half of our employees are currently enrolled architectural students who use the most up to date architectural software and gain paid experience in the field of architecture.
Archetype Design Group, Inc., Prairie Village, KS, US, Architectural Intern
At ADGIAIA, I worked directly under the owner, who was licensed in 51 jurisdictions, on several projects. These included a spec hotel/condo development and a completed drawing set, which included code research, for a small structure that could be constructed across the United States.
Tompkins Architects, Kansas City, MO, US, Architectural Designer
Tompkins Architects specializes in governmental commercial and medical work. During my employment, I have assisted in the completion of an $8.5 million 3rd story OR expansion and 4th story dental clinic expansion in Seattle, WA, helped realize new clients through establishing connections with local developers, established new branding opportunities through expanding our market reach with social media management, website design, and documenting past and current projects.
Other responsibilities include project management, shortlist presentations, RFP and SOQ submittals, organizing and managing consultants, website and social media management, and business development.
LEVENBETTS, New York, NY, US, Spring Break Intern
During this week long experience, I was given the chance to intern with a high end residential and commercial architecture firm based in the Chelsea district of Manhattan, NY. During this week, I assisted with the preparation of a firm presentation at NYIT, construction administration of a +5,000 SF Condo remodel on the upper west side, and a historical documentation of a residential condo expansion.
Summit Architecture, Kansas City Missouri, Architectural Intern
During my internship with Summit Architecture I worked closely with the acting owner and principal. I had the responsibility of reformatting and producing the new website and marketing portfolio. I also met directly with clients, documented existing conditions, and took several projects through the schematic design phase.
RDM Architecture, Kansas City, MO, US, Architectural Intern
This was a summer internship with RDM, a kansas city based residential firm. This position offered me the wonderful chance to grow as a designer with frequent site visits and heavy involvement with understanding how a smaller firm can competitively market themselves in the residential market.
Greg Patterson & Associates, Kansas City, MO, US, Commercial Real Estate Intern
During this internship I had the pleasure of assisting Mr. Patterson with the acquisition of a block of property intended to be remodeled into a new university campus shopping center. My responsibilities included attending community meetings, documenting comps, conducting market research, and working directly with his hired architect to develop a schematic design for the proposal.
Prudential Commercial Real Estate, Kansas City, MO, US, Commercial Real Estate Intern
Ecological Architecture, Lawrence, KS, US, Architectural Intern
This was a summer internship in which I worked to document the existing conditions of a historic office remodel, and provide architectural renderings of a new home.
The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO, US, Intern Illustrator for Teen Star page
During my internship at the Kansas City Star I worked with other local area teens to produce a weekly published, one-page spread for the Kansas City newspaper. I was the acting comic illustrator and produced pieces that would be paired with articles produced with other high school teens.
Drury University, Springfield, MO, US / Hammon's School of Architecture, BArch, Architecture
Minors: Business Administration, Art History, Fine Arts & Global Studies
Activities & Societies:
AIAS (Local Firm Tour Chair)
Gamma Sigma Alpha (Academic Honors Society)
Lambda Chi Alpha (Social Fraternity)
Dean's List (2009-2012)
Student Union Board (Public Relations Chair)
Ozark Food Harvest (Philanthropy)
First Year Council