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I am a graduate of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from which I hold my Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Studies and Cornell University from which I hold my Bachelor of Architecture professional degree and my Master of Architecture degree.
I have been working in the field for fifteen years for foreign firms, such as KUME SEKKEI architects in Japan and for Arquitectonica and other firms in the U.S..
I recently received a national award in the Texas Watercolor Society in their 64th Annual Exhibition for one of my watercolor paintings. I was also selected this year to participate in the prestigious, juried Atlanta Dogwood Art Festival in 2013.
In 2014, I am an acting volunteer for the American Red Cross serving as an instructor's aide and am still actively painting and participating in local art shows here and across the country. I now have my own studio/gallery space here in Alpharetta, GA and have an upcoming gallery, art show this summer in Atlanta.
CGLS Architects, Atlanta, GA, US, Job Captain
Tasks included: schematic design, drawing discipline coordination, meetings with clients, conference calls, documentation of existing conditions, production of design development drawings, production of construction drawings, review of shop drawings and submittals, and preparation of contract addendum.
I worked on such high end projects, as the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Atlanta, GA. Additionally, I worked on educational projects, both private and public in nature, such as the Kings Ridge Christian School, the Kings Ridge Field House, Master Planning for the Walker School. I also completed schematic through construction drawings, as well as construction administration duties for the projects listed above. Finally, I also completed schematic through construction drawings on the McEachern Band Building and the McEachern Cafeteria.
Brown and Brown Architects, Miami, FL, US, Project Architect
Task included: schematic design, meetings with clients for very specialized building types, meetings with building specialists in order to coordinate equipment with building construction, production of construction drawings that contained many specialized details, coordination of building disciplines (structural, m.e.p., and civil), coordination with contractor and sub-contractors, review of contractor's pay requisitions, production of punch lists, answered RFIs, reviewed shop drawings, reviewed change orders, preparation of all close out documentation and preparation of certificate of occupancy.
I also designed and produced the schematic, design development, and construction drawings, as well as the construction administration for the New World School of the Arts at Miami-Dade College.
The majority of the work completed at Brown and Brown Architects was for Miami-Dade College campuses (New World School of the Arts Campus, Kendall Campus, Medical School Campus, North Campus, and Homestead Campus).
Miami Dade College, Miami, FL, US, Professor
Prepared curriculum for teaching, researched course material (read several textbooks on the subject), created design exercises for students, met with students twice a week for four hours each class, graded papers and assignments, assigned reading, held critiques of students work and prepared final grades.
Peggy Nye and Lodin, Miami, FL, US, Project Architect
Tasks included: coordination of building disciplines, coordination of contractor and sub-contractors, responding to and attending Miami-Dade trade master inspections, responding to Miami-Dade County mandatory items and provisos, preparing the building for and responding to UBCI and EFCO comments in order to gain occupancy, preparing and responding to UBCI life safety comments, preparing change orders and GMPs for contractor and Miami-Dade County, preparation of additional services, attendance of bi-weekly project progress meetings with contractor and project manager, completing punch lists, preparing closeout documents, researching and obtaining as-built drawings, production of entire construction document set and production of specifications.
The majority of project work was completed for Citibank, Miami-Dade Public Schools, and private residences.
Arquitectonica, Miami, FL, US, Job Captain
Tasks included: completion of all presentation and schematic design drawings, production of design development sets for the City of Miami Beach Design Review Board. Tasks also included location of old documents, postcards, letters, surveys and construction documents for presentation to the City of Miami Beach Design and Preservation Review Board for the merit of restoration and preservation. Additional tasks included production of marketing drawings and coordination of consultants.
I was also involved with the team, that won the Cyberport Competition, which is now built in Hong Kong. I have several built images of the project.
I worked on the Bentley Bay and the Bentley Beach Hotel projects at Arquitectonica handling building coordination issues and schematic, design development, and construction drawing production. I also completed work on the Onboard Media Center and the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Miami Beach (also known as DeSoleil.) Additionally, I completed working drawings (schematic through construction documents) on Ocean Court.
Cannon Design, Buffalo, NY, US, Intern
I was an intern at Cannon Design and worked on the Sourasky Medical Center Competition, that we were awarded in Tel Aviv, Israel. I primarily did drafting and schematic design work along with model building. I also completed schematic design drawings on the Promina Kennestone Women's Center.
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, Teaching Assistant
Taught drawing courses to the Cornell freshman class and served as a guest critic on design juries for freshman and sophomore studios for final and intermediate project reviews.
KUME SEKKI Co. Inc, Tokyo, JP, Designer
Tasks included, schematic design, presentation, and research for design of the Sendai Hotel. This job was awarded to me as a scholarship program based on my academic performance at Cornell University and my portfolio.
I also did extensive travel to Kyoto for research on Japanese tea houses.
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, New York, NY, US, Intern
Winter internship with design and production of models and schematic design drawings for the World Bank project and production of schematic design drawings.
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, MArch, Architecture
Spent the summer of 1994 researching ancient architecture of Kyoto, Japan. Wrote three papers on the construction and dialect of ancient and modern architecture of Japan.
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, BArch, Architecture
Received the Merrill Presidential Scholar Award - An award given to the top 1% of the entire 12,000 student graduation class. Magna Cum Laude - graduation status. Was on the dean's list for all academic years at Cornell University. Was a member of the Cornell Journal of Architecture.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, Bachelors, Architecture
Major was architecture with a minor in civil engineering for two years. Was on the dean's list for several semesters. Spent junior year abroad in Paris France in the study abroad program. Completed several independent studies under Beaux Arts Professor Alec Notaras. Met with French Architect, Christian de Portzamparc, lectured on his work at a branch of the Ecole Des Beaux Arts, Versailles, France.
Honorable Mention at the 64th Annual National Texas Watercolor Society Show, Honorable Mention
I received an honorable mention for my watercolor painting, that is displayed currently in the 2013 64th Annual National Texas Watercolor Society Show. I am flying to San Antonio, TX to receive the award.
I was selected among thousands of artists submissions by a professional jury of artists to participate in this year (2013) Atlanta Dogwood Art Festival.
Georgia National Watercolor Society, Award
Original watercolor was selected for the juried national watercolor exhibition.
Merrill Presidential Scholar Award, Award
An award given to the top 1% of the entire 12,000 student graduation class of Cornell university.