I am a recent Bachelor of Architecture degree graduate from The Pennsylvania State University. My enthusiasm for architecture and design has been a part of my life for a very long time. It has only grown through my studies and travel experiences throughout 5 years of education in and out of the classroom.
Architecture is an artistic expression of the built environment that connects people to their surroundings, their culture, technology, history and the future. When these can all come together expressively, great architecture can be created. Yet it is also much more than that- architecture has the power to change people; the way one feels in a space, the way one lives in a space, the way one interacts, reacts, and pushes boundaries.
It is this discourse between concept, history, people, environment and materials that make architecture so significant and exciting. It will forever be what drives me to design and understand the world that I hope to see more of. And I can't wait to see where the journey takes me.
Hun Aw Studio, Brooklyn, NY, US, Design Intern
Design intern with work responsibilities including sourcing, selection and pricing furniture, finishes, fixtures and fabrics, vendor correspondence, coordinating inquiries, quotes and purchases between office designers and vendors, generate purchase orders, creating and organizing FF&E specifications and schedules, maintain sample library, produce design renders for client presentations, edit CAD drawing sets, create custom furniture specification sheets for bid
Li/Saltzman Architects, P.C., New York, NY, US, Summer Intern
Li-Saltzman Architects offers services primarily in the New York City area; consultation and design for restoration projects carried out by private clients as well as the City of New York. My tasks spanned from architectural based clerical work for the 12 person staff, to creating, editing and compiling working drawings for various projects. I assisted the staff with CAD drawings, photographs and presentations on a variety of projects. I also worked on completing a set of chronological CAD drawings for a perspective pedestrian bridge project in Manhattan, NY. My job was to produce CAD drawings of the entire bridge based upon historical drawings and measurements from 1864 to present day.
The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), University Park, PA, US, BArch, Architecture
The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), Pantheon Institute Rome, Italy, Architecture Summer Abroad
Summer abroad semester program located in the heart of Rome, Italy. Spent 16 weeks immersed in Italian culture and architecture studying at the Pantheon Institute. Courses included Architectural Design Studio, Architectural Analysis- Architecture & The City, and Roman Cartography.
Bunton-Waller Merit Award, Scholarship
Annual school-wide scholarship to campus resident based upon merit
Scholarship awarded during academic years 08-09, 09-10, 10-11, 11-12
Education Abroad scholarship based upon need and merit.
AIA/AAF Minority & Disadvantaged Scholarship, Scholarship
Annual architecture student scholarship awarded based upon merit and need
Scholarship awarded during academic years 08-09, 09-10