I am a graduating architecture student constantly looking to expand my design career through internships and job opportunities. My work in design has mainly been focused around the projects and competitions related to my schoolwork. My goal is to create, using architecture, moments of enjoyment in both the ordinary and extraordinary.
Currently, I work in three very different worlds. In one, I work as a project information manager for BNIM Architects, helping with project documentation and client development, along with other miscellaneous tasks. In another, I work in the field of information technology, as both a student manager and system analyst, developing information management skills, specializing in the role of technology with client interaction. Finally, I work in theater, both as a performer with an improv comedy group, developing teamwork, presentation and idea generating skills, and I also work as a designer, helping with set design for plays such as Dog Sees God, Alice in Wonderland, and Chekhov Short Stories.
All three of these worlds help to frame my outlook and theory of design. Primarily, I have begun developing my connections between theater, architecture, and technology, developing a methodology that explores the new advances in technology as well as the necessity of play and improvisation in the design process.
Iowa State University, Ames, IA, HDA 3/KCS II Intern/System Analyst I
I work at Iowa State University's IT center, supporting students and faculty with technical assistance via phone, email and in person, totaling over 22,000 users. I work also as a student manager, helping with day to day management as well as helping with training and hiring. I am also responsible for a our knowledgebase of answers that all employees use as well as users.
BNIM Architects, Kansas City, MO, US, Summer Intern
I worked with the Business Development team (the Spark Team) to update records in Vision using information from Newforma and other files in network shares to keep them up to date so that when a new intranet and website are implemented, these systems could work in tandem to bring relevant and current information about projects to potential clients and the public. I also managed the BNIM photo library in OpenAsset during this time.
I also worked with a studio team working on the Bancroft School housing redevelopment. With them I worked on making redline changes in Revit.
Iowa State University, Ames, IA, Peer Mentor
I worked as a mentor for freshman design students in one of their core design classes DSN S 102. I would provide advice and critiques as well as general knowledge to the students while also assisting the professor in teaching the class.
Iowa State University, Ames, IA, BArch, Architecture
Hanson Prize Award, 1st Place
The Hanson Prize is a competition between third years at Iowa State University during our combination studios with Landscape Architecture.