As a progressive and accomplished intern architect, I am able to produce strong, responsive design solutions, and communicate my ideas through a vast array of media. I was trained at a highly presitigious design college (SCAD), know for its fourth-ranked architecture program in the Southeast. I am a LEED AP, deternmined to promote sustainable design solutions, and feel a personal responsibility to do so.
I have been heavily involved with all, if not most stages of the design process. Actively working on my NCARB Council Record for licensure, I have completed approximately 45% of those during my three years experience at fast-pace architecture and engineering firms. I have completed the IDP units in schematic design, design development, and building anaylysis. Also, I've knocked out quite a bit of my Construction Documents category, and can put together a well-read set of working documents on my own, with little or no supervision. The latter part of my career, I've garnered alot of engineering coordination, be it by phone, email, or progress report meetings. I can tackle any program and excel as an expert on any industry-standard software. Above all else, I just believe in a celebration of our built environment, and that is the point of the building arts...to enhance and constantly improve our world, and more immediately, the structures within which we live the majority of out lives.
Hypergraphia Studios, Newport Beach, CA, US, Intern Architect / Project Lead / Drafter / Visualization Specialist
As a Freelance Architect, Graphic Designer, and Independent Consultant, I formed Hypergraphia Studios as freelance design collaborative with several members. Through the collaborative, I've been doing work for firms in California mostly on an Independent Consultant basis.
Recent contracts include, but are not limited to, SLA Design, KAL Architects, and RSI Group. These freelance opportunities range from general drafting, site visits, project leads, and alot of engineering coordination. I have worked on varied projects from food service, to VA and D.O.D developments.
My visualization work ranges from to general SketchUp modeling, for massing studies, as well as ninja-style polished client presentation drawings. Construction Document creation accounts for the majority of my work as an independent contractor, depending on the client and distance.
3I Design, Inc., Evansville, IN, US, Intern Architect / Architect I
As Architect I, I helped bring to completion several major renovations for
Deaconess & St. Mary’s Hospitals, including a six-bed expansion of a Sleep Center Lab,
and their Volunteer Services / Human Resources Dept.
I coordinated all design solutions with all engineering disciplines, established
the design parameters, and generated and red-lined most if not all Construction
documents for these projects.
I created and presented a renovation Proposal & digital 3D model for St. Mary’s Hospital Accounting Dept. in response to an RFP, and headed the project ,through completion of construction documents.
HSMM/AECOM, Virginia Beach, Intern Architect
As an Intern Architect, I conducted a 3D site study and presented it to the Virginia State Historic Preservation Office. I was able to get their site res- trictions lifted, site through many site studies, keeping the project alive.
One particularly progressive and exciting project was s the design of a LEED Certified Tactical Enforcement Maintenance Facility for the U.S. Army at Ft. Bragg,. We achieved a LEED Silver Certification for our project.
RBS Design Group Architects, Owensboro, KY, US, Intern Architect
Developing projects from design development, using primarily AutoCAD, redlining, and generating working construction documents: plans, longitudinal and transverse sections, wall sections, details, etc.
Conducting facility surveys, which included the field verification and reproduction of educational facility plans, to meet or exceed state mandates for square footage per student population.
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, US, BArch, Architecture, Graphic Design minor
At SCAD, architecture students learn in a stimulating environment that emphasizes the importance of interdisciplinary knowledge, collaboration and progressive thinking. The SCAD architecture program offers students a unique art and design context in which to study. Students learn traditional architecture concepts with access to the distinct perspectives of SCAD's other art and design degree programs. Architecture studies at SCAD engage students in multi-disciplinary learning and celebrate the increasingly global culture of design.
SCAD Artistic Honors Award, Scholarship
A limited number of Artistic Honors Scholarships may be awarded to accepted graduate students who meet or exceed normal SCAD admission standards and who demonstrate artistic achievement through portfolio, audition or writing submission. This is a portfolio-based scholarship award.