After having studied and worked in London, England and Osaka, Japan, I pushed my career by moving to France from 1991 to 1996 to work for progressive design firms, such as recent Pritzger Prize winner Jean Nouvel - Paris, and with ARUP engineering – London. My area of expertise became facades and high performance building envelopes combined with programming, and systems integration. The formation of my design sensibilities coalesced during my European work experience, and served me well during the rise of Sustainable Design in my career since in the US. I remain fluent in French. I hold a Bachelor of Architecture from Pennsylvania State University as well as a Bachelor of Art History from Dickinson College. I am a licensed architect in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and shortly Oregon. In addition my architectural credentials, I am an experienced urban designer and a LEED™ Fellow candidate of the U.S. Green Building Council.
I have served in the role of Project Architect, Project Manager, and Design Principal delivering complex projects since 2000 with responsibilities of Business Development and RFP creation/response, contract and client management, conducting public and municipal outreach in the form of public meetings and Design Charrettes. Team leader for design and engineering consultant team recruitment and coordination for publicly funded project bidding, and construction contract compliance.
As Project Manager, with a focus on Sustainable Strategies and constructibility, I am typically tasked with overseeing the design, code compliance, and construction process; working with clients, and consultants to provide guidance from programming and conceptual design phases through to LEED Certification, CA, Cost-Event management, and project close-out. My experience has taught me that the most crucial management initiatives are to convene and coordinate team architectural, engineering, and environmental expertise to communicate vision and coordinate integrated systems, both traditionally and digitally.
As a Project Architect, I have been tasked with overseeing the design process and working with clients, architects and engineers to provide guidance in the programming and conceptual design phases. I have participated as design co-leader in several international awards, and was part of the design and management team for the internationally-acclaimed Stade de France in Paris, site of the Soccer World Cup. Recent regional awards include the AIA Excellence Citation 2010 as Campus Planner and Project Architect for the Harrisburg Area Community College York Campus 19 acre Master Plan, Cytec and Leader Buildings. I have worked with REVIT exclusively since 2009, although I spend most of my time in design and project management. I have 10 years previous experience using Autocad.
Both as a small business owner with up to 10 employees, and a team leader in larger firms, and responsible for project budgets, I have experience and skill in prioritizing tasks in the context of schedule and people management. Responsibilities included employee recruitment, with an emphasis on inclusion in the work environment with weekly project team reviews, weekly project management review meetings, and annual employee performance reviews. I am proud to have mentored, motivated, and sponsored several Intern Architects towards successful licensure throughout my career.
I look forward to meeting for an interview. I would appreciate the opportunity of an in-depth understanding of how I might add value to your firm in a design or management position. Thank you for your consideration.
The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), State College, PA, US, BArch, Architecture
Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, US, Bachelors, Art history
Cornell University, Utica, NY, US, Architecture
LEED Fellow candidate, Nomination