I'm a recent graduate of Kent State with a Bachelors of Science in Architecture. I'm looking forward to going back to get my Masters of Architecture next year at Kent. I am currently working with Isaac V. Norris and Associates in Grand Rapids, MI. We are a small firm and we focus a lot on improving the community. I'm currently working on designs for a new building for the Grand Rapids Urban League, and a remodel for a group starting an educational workshop in the field of media communications.
Isaac V. Norris and Associates, P.C., Grand Rapids, Intern Architec
I am currently working for IVNA as an intern. I create a lot of presentation materials and graphics for the firm. I am also the resident 3D Digital Modeler utilizing sketch up. Other duties include field reports for projects in construction, AutoCAD drafting, research, and interfacing between clients and subcontractors.
Winsome Builders, Hartville, OH, US, Site Supervisor
I started this business myself in high school as a landscape construction business and passed it off to my father who turned it into a custom home business. Through this company I worked many different aspects of our industry from sales to design to general construction and ended my time there as a supervisor. As a supervisor, I and two employees worked with customers directly to finish small projects. I learned a lot about project management and problem solving at that level.
KGK Landscape Design, Hudson, OH, US, Design Intern
While working towards my bachelors at Kent, I spent time with this landscape design company doing construction drawings and site measurements. I learned a lot about estimating costs of a project here. I did some minor design revisions under a lead designer at the company.
Kent State University, Kent, OH, US, BArch, Architecture and Environmental Design
Kent State University Florence Program, Florence, IT, BArch, Architecture
While earning my Bachelors at Kent, I was fortunate enough to spend a semester abroad with their Florence Program. The experiences and education were a life changing experience.
CAED Eco-Shelter competition, 3rd Place
Students were challenged to create livable shelters from recycled materials. My group created a structure from pallets. We insulated the pallets with recycled newspapers and used a discarded plastic drop cloth as its skin. We implemented day lighting through plastic bottles full of water embedded in the ceiling. Our form allowed for a wall outside in which food could be grown by its inhabitants.