Trained first as a fine arts/art history major and English minor at the George Washington University in DC and later as a Master’s in Architecture from Syracuse University in both New York and London, I am passionate about creating architectural design that bridges art, urbanism, story-telling, and sustainability.
An Associate AIA and LEED AP BD+C, I am currently an architectural designer with Gensler's Denver office. Prior to relocating to Denver, I practiced architecture in Shanghai, New York, the Hamptons, and Chicago. I am also a contributing writer to the AIA Colorado Emerging Professional's Blog as well as a News Editor of the Young Architect's Forum "Connection" Magazine.
In the last year or so, reading or watching the news has become a game of roulette. Taking my chances, I scan pages or flip channels hastily in an attempt to avoid disturbing imagery and narrative in favor of landing on something meaningful and at least slightly optimistic.
It seems I can’t have a conversation these days without someone invoking the ever-popular saying, “the only constant is change.” As a young professional with friends in a wide cross-section of demanding fields, the truth behind this statement is highly apparent in their various ...
Op-Ed: The Ego and the Architect, Mon, May 20 '13
A few weeks ago, I witnessed an interaction that I imagine most people in the design industry experience numerous times both in school AND professional life. What transpired was this: a few junior architects were pinning up carefully composed drawings, renderings, and sketches for a client ...
Gensler, Denver, CO, US, Architectural Designer
Architectural Designer with Gensler's Denver office. Contribute to domestic and international projects (recent project locations include Brazil, Hong Kong, Calgary, Minneapolis, Chicago, Atlanta, Denver, etc.) ranging in scale and scope. Assist in concept development as well as the creation and presentation of technical and visualization documents that facilitate the comprehensive design process, from early schematic presentations to construction documentation and administration. Specialty skills include 3d visualization (rendering using VRay, Rhino, etc.), 3d-modeling and pattern generation (using Grasshopper,) architectural writing and concept development, workplace guidelines/standards development and workplace design, as well as detail-oriented art/architectural site-specific installation design.
Organizer of bi-weekly studio critiques meant to promote design culture and knowledge sharing. Currently helping organize and lead a firm-wide initiative regarding an exploration and potential development of public spaces in Denver. LEED AP+ (BD + C) certified and an Associate AIA member pursuing ARE exams/licensure.
Syracuse University, Syracuse/London, MArch, Architecture
The George Washington University, DC/Italy, BArch, Fine Arts/Art History/English
James Britton Memorial Award-Best Design Thesis, 1st Place