My goal is improving the capacity of the built environment to support and enhance human health, well-being, and performance.
My experience is primarily in the industrial, educational (K-12 & higher ed), and healthcare market sectors in facilities planning & space planning, requirements definition, conceptual design, detailed design, product design/development, and usability testing. I also have experience in sustainable design, fabrication, construction administration, and user-experience design.
I had seven years of professional experience prior to graduate school. While in graduate school, I added a formal background in human factors & ergonomics and systems science. During graduate school, I was a research assistant, working in the healthcare market sector on the design of complex, interactive architectural systems, primarily with the Institute for Intelligent Materials, Systems, & Environments, the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research, and the Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital.
I graduated in December of 2013 and am now transitioning back to a career in the private sector. I have a temporary appointment with Clemson University's International Center for Automotive Research where my roles include research and design. Moving forward, I am focusing on complex, mission-critical environmental and product design challenges.
Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research, Greenville, SC, US, postdoctoral fellow
My primary focus is driving-related research. I have also assisted with some design work and some class preparation and instruction.
Clemson University, Clemson, SC, US, graduate research assistant and instructor
I assisted with research projects related to environmental design, product design, rehabilitation, and driving, primarily in the healthcare, interactive systems, and user experience domains.
O'Neal, Inc., Greenville, SC, US, intern architect III
I functioned as an advanced but unlicensed architectural designer and was involved in all phases of industrial architecture projects ranging from small factory renovations to the design of a multi-billion dollar facility overseas. We used a range of project delivery methods with our private clients.
Freeman & Major Architects, LLC, Greenville, SC, US, intern architect III
I functioned as an advanced but unlicensed architectural designer and was involved in all phases of mid-sized commercial, residential, and educational facilities. We primarily did contractor-led or architect-led design/build project delivery with guaranteed maximum prices servicing private and institutional contracts.
HUNT Engineers, Architects, and Land Surveyors, P.C., Horseheads, NY, US, intern architect I, II, III
I functioned as an advanced but unlicensed architectural designer and was involved in all phases of mid-sized and large-scale K-12, higher ed, and municipal architectural projects. We primarily did design/bid/build project delivery servicing state, municipal, and institutional contracts.
AccuFab, Inc., Ithaca, NY, US, detailer and assistant project manager
I functioned as miscellaneous metals, structural metals, ornamental metals, and custom industrial parts handling equipment detailer and assistant project manager. My role included doing takeoffs, scheduling, budgeting, and project management. The work included a range of project delivery methods.
Clemson University, Clemson, SC, US, PhD, Planning, Design and the Built Environment
My dissertation focused on program requirements and project scoping for complex, interactive, architectural systems.
Clemson University, Clemson, SC, US, Masters, Psychology (Human Factors and Ergonomics)
My thesis studies the psychological processes involved in wayfinding in large, complex, multi-level facilities.
Auburn University, Auburn, AL, US, BArch, Architecture
Auburn University, Auburn, AL, US, Bachelors, Spanish