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I am passionate about thoughtful, beautifully executed design in pursuit of innovative solutions to both old and new design dilemmas. I strongly believe that perspective-oriented questions, open and earnest discourse & collaboration, and trans-disciplinary focus are invaluable in a building design process.
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Environetics Group Architects, P.C., Englewood Cliffs, NJ, US, Job Captain / Architectural Designer
Parette Somjen Architects, Denville, NJ, US, Intern Architect
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA, US, BArch, Architecture
The Westminster School, Simsbury, CT, US, High School, _
According to the AIA website, "The Institute Honor Awards program recognizes achievements for a broad range of architectural activity to elevate the general quality of architecture practice, establish a standard of excellence against which all architects can measure performance, and inform the public of the breadth and value of architecture practice."
Lumenhaus was one of nine recipients of the 2012 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Architecture.
This was the first time a university team had been ever been given this honor. The jury commented that the “creative use of materials and the flexibility of its components quickly respond to changes in the environment through automated systems that optimize energy consumption. The plan and section are orchestrated by light and materials to enhance the perception of a small footprint. The interior is cleverly designed with comfortable if compact spaces, compatible materials, and a rationale and clear layout.”
Solar Decathlon Europe, 1st Place
Core team member of Virginia Tech's Lumenhaus, the overall champion of the event. The event was a vindication of a three-year effort, with the house taking 1st Place in Architecture, 2nd Place in Communication and Social Awareness, and 3rd Place in both the Industrialization & Market Viability and Lighting Design contests.
Prospect Architecture Sustainability Prize, 1st Place
The sole recipient of the award for the most comprehensive and adept incorporation of sustainable building practices. The winning entry comprised of a multitude of daylighting strategies, to accommodate varying requirements of light levels, privacy, and overall visual comfort.
Virginia Tech Warren R. Kark Architectural Design Competition, 1st Place
First prize for a week-long competition among all third-year Virginia Tech Architecture students for a redesign of a campus "flex" facility. The competition stressed the combination of programming, thoughtful materials selection and design in combination with sustainable building practices to propose a feasible new re-configurable space for housing university departments whose typical facilities are under renovation.
Edward J. Scull Award for Excellence in Architecture, Award
Given to upon commencement to a graduate or graduates for "exemplary command of architectural principles, basic design theory, and hand-drafting skill." Co-recipient.