After receiving a B.S. in Building Construction from the college of Architecture at Virginia Tech, I worked for 15 years in an array of roles in construction – field engineer, project superintendent, project manager, and project controls manager. I particularly enjoyed spending time in the field working with the construction trades and learning about their craft, and I was fortunate that the majority of projects I worked on were a collaborative process with design representatives and construction trades involved from the initial stages.
I have recently graduated with a master of architecture degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Part of my reasoning for pursuing this degree was a desire to make buildings where the relationship between construction craft and design are evident in making meaningful spaces and creating engaging atmospheres. Besides my knowledge of construction means and methods, I also have a good understanding of business operations and accounting practices.
Now for Architecture, Helsinki, FI, Studio Intern
Supported model building and design development of new cultural sauna currently under construction in Helsinki (completion 03.13). Provided initial construction schedule options, and cost estimate.
SB Architects formerly Sandy Bobcock Archiects, San Francisco, CA, US, Studio Intern
Worked on design of community amenities in large scale condominium development in Wuhan, China. Supported marketing department by creating wall panels to promote firms work to future clients.
Micron Technology, Inc, United States, Italy, Japan, Singapore, and China, Construction Project Manager
Managed international construction and design teams. Responsibilities included feasibility studies, programming, design coordination, project management, and commissioning of facilities systems. Led cross functional teams to standardize business practices and implement facilities performance management systems.
McAlvain Construction, Boise, ID, US, Project Manager
Onsite construction project management of several new semiconductor manufacturing buildings and projects located on Mountain Home Air Force Base. Oversaw contract execution, field quality control, document control, change management, project schedule, and budget control.
Washington University in St. Louis, MArch, Architecture
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Bachelors, Building Construction