Penner & Associates Architects, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Intern Architect
I began working as a draftsman documenting and inputting existing conditions in AutoCAD, before assisting in the schematic design phase of residential renovations. Most recently, I have gained experience with construction documents including, but not limited to: demolition and electrical plans as well as detailed interior elevations.
Rick Rafail Construction, Inc., Uniontown, PA, US, Site Manager
As a company, we specialized in complete in-ground fiberglass pool installation. Along with occasionally operating a backhoe or skid steer during excavation, I was responsible for managing machine operators in correctly excavating virgin ground. In addition, our company designed landscaping options as well as constructing VERSALOK retaining walls and stairs.
The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), BArch, Architecture
In addition to design studio courses, the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) taught structures and construction methods courses as well as engineering of environmental systems. I also enrolled in a digital design media course that focused on architectural animations.
Premio Piranesi Prix de Rome, 1st Place
The Italian competition called for the design of a physical and technologically based archeological museum in Rome and nearby Tivoli. The goal was to create one unifying brand between the two sites that not only focused on an architectural design, but also a logo and color scheme. The competition paired two American design students with five Italian architecture students creating a dynamic not seen in a traditional studio setting.