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I returned to the practice of Architecture after nearly three years in the Entertainment/Game Development Industry. I have an accumulated eight years of experience in architectural offices working on commercial, institutional and residential projects through all phases of design and construction. During my last position with an A/E firm, I had spent a year and a half working exclusively on commercial projects with an emphasis on LEED certification. Before that, I spent over a year working on residential projects. That being said, I am eager to get involved again at any level with commercial and residential projects alike. My goals are to begin my architectural licensure in the state of New York and reinstate my LEED accreditation.
Blair + Mui Dowd Architects, PC, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect
Working on healthcare and institutional projects.
BioWare, a division of EA, Austin, TX, US, QA Technical Analyst
I helped launch "Star Wars: The Old Republic", a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), and saw it through to its first and second expansions. I provided dedicated quality assurance (QA) for the Server team, as well as server QA support for all teams. Tasks included, but not limited to, writing feature documentation, performing Build Verification Tests, executing test plans for major features, developing training material, bug documentation and verifying bug fixes.
SBLM Architects, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect/Job Captain
I provided site surveying, 3-D modeling, design consultation, construction drawings, and both in-office and on-site construction administration. Projects included Whole Foods Market, Yonkers, NY, Whole Foods Market, Fairfield, CT, Target at Flushing Town Center, Flushing, NY, and PS133K (public school) in Brooklyn, NY. I also, at the request of the Principals, provided CAD assistance internally.
FAB Architecture, Austin, TX, US, Junior Architect
I assisted the design and construction of a master suite addition to an Austin residence, including construction drawings and on-site project management.
Self-Employed, Rhinebeck, NY, US, Builder/Carpenter
I assisted the interior construction of a guest wing addition to a residence in upstate New York. I had the opportunity to gaining hands-on experience with residential wood frame construction.
Stelle Architects, Bridgehampton, NY, US, Junior Architect
I co-managed a $1 million renovation of a 19th century farmhouse in Sagaponack, NY. I provided design ideas and construction drawings, as well as on-site project management. I adhered to the client's requirements for a spacious layout maintaining uninterrupted sightlines to the outdoors, while accommodating their entertaining lifestyle. Amenities included a 50 ft lap pool, the extension of a wraparound porch, a new full-height basement, 2 rebuilt fireplaces, a structurally redesigned vaulted 3rd floor, and a new continuous winding staircase from basement to 3rd floor.
Heery International, Inc., Raleigh, NC, US, Junior Architect
I provided site surveying, design consultation, construction drawings, and in-office construction administration across a range of project types, from institutional and athletic facilities to local county emergency facilities. The projects included the Rosenau Hall renovation at the University of North Carolina, an olympic training facility for the USA baseball team at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, NC, the Simmons Fitness Center renovation at Fort Bragg, NC, and Fire Station/EMS Facility Upgrades for Wake County, NC.
Auburn University: College of Architecture, Design & Construction, Auburn, AL, US, BArch, Architecture
Acquired a five year professional degree.
Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL, US, Illustration
Attended for one year. Focus of study: Illustration.
Auburn University took 3rd place at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon Competition in 2002.