I am a graduating Master of Architecture student at Columbia University with a rich and diverse background. Drawing upon my personal and professional experiences in permaculture, fine art, sustainability, and psychology, I approach architectural design with a deep sensitivity to the human relationship with nature and society. While earning my Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture at the University of Cincinnati, I had many exciting opportunities to travel and work around the world for architects, artists, and museums through the school's Cooperative Education Program, and have continued to expand my knowledge and perspective throughout my graduate studies. During my 3 years at Columbia, I have taken advantage of opportunities to travel to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, for a design studio and Tokyo, Japan, as part of a selected international design studio for redesigning the coast of Sendai after the tsunami of 2011. At Columbia I also served as an elected Student Representative, where I was able to help implement a student-run lecture series called PLATFORM.
I am currently seeking employment in an architectural office which challenges me both technically and philosophically, encouraging me to expand the boundaries of my knowledge, while also allowing my talents in expressive graphic communication to shine and benefit my workplace. I am self-motivated and thrive best when I have a sense of personal ownership and responsibility over my work, yet am also in close contact and collaboration with a larger team.
Readyset Inc., Brooklyn, NY, US, Set Builder
Hands-on carpentry job building custom sets for fashion and lifestyle photography. I worked on sets for high-profile clients including Target, Miu Miu, Victoria's Secret, Rag and Bone, and Zagat.
Earthaven Ecovillage, Black Mountain, NC, US, Work Exchange Program Participant
Studied permaculture and natural building in an off-grid community setting, while gaining hands-on work experience in many aspects of construction.
Bittertang Architects, Brooklyn, NY, US, Intern
Worked on the Gondwana Circle competition heading research for concept development, developing graphic layouts for presentation boards, and significantly contributing to final rendering production.
Noero Wolff Architects, Cape Town, ZA, Intern
Strategized and executed physical presentation models for the Vredenburg Hospital and Red Precinct Housing projects.
The Icelandic Love Corporation, Reykjavík, IS, Intern
Developed prototypes and contributed to the final fabrication and installation of the art installation entitled "Hospitality." Work on the project involved design concept collaboration and travel to Safnasafnid, Iceland with the artists for site studies.
The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, IS, Intern
Photographed and cataloged original Dieter Roth artworks for museum archive.
Helped to strategize and install Dieter Roth retrospective show.
Anshen + Allen, San Francisco, CA, US, Intern
Strategized and executed project site model and study models for the UCSF Medical Center project.
Created presentation drawings and models for the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center project.
Columbia University, New York, NY, US, MArch, Master of Architecture
Elected Program Council Representative, 2010-2011.
Selected for the International Sendai Design Workshop with travel to Japan, 2012.
Helped to implement PLATFORM, a student lecture series.
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, US, Bachelors, Bachelor of Science in Architecture
Dean's List, 2005-2009.