My goal is improving the capacity of the built environment to support and enhance human health, well-being, and performance.
My building design experience is primarily in the industrial (most recently, bio-tech/pharmaceutical facilities), educational (K-12 & higher ed), and healthcare market sectors in facilities planning & space planning, requirements definition, conceptual design, sustainable design, detailed design, product design/development, and usability testing. I also have experience in fabrication, construction administration, and user-experience design.
My web/systems design experience primarily entails needs analyses, heuristic evaluations, usability analyses, and systems modeling for healthcare-related applications and websites.
I currently work on the design of industrial facilities with Fluor Enterprises, teach online courses in user experience design and information architecture for Kent State University, am wrapping up a study on human wayfinding in complex buildings, am active with the state chapter of the USGBC, and am writing a book on architecture, cognition, and systems.
Fluor Enterprises, Greenville, SC, US, Building Design Specialist
building design specialist
Kent State University, Part-Time Faculty, School of Library and Information Science
I teach online graduate courses on user experience design, information architecture, and knowledge management.
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 intern architect 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 intern architect 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 intern architect 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, Masters, Psychology (Human Factors and Ergonomics)
My thesis studies the psychological processes involved in wayfinding in large, complex facilities.
I successfully defended my thesis in December, 2015. I have submitted all documents for graduation and anticipate graduating May, 2016.
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. http://tigerprints.clemson.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2250&context=all_dissertations
Auburn University, Auburn, AL, US, BArch, Architecture
Auburn University, Auburn, AL, US, Bachelors, Spanish