I graduated with a Masters of Architecture from the University of Kansas in May 2013. During my final graduate year there, I conducted a thesis project with an emphasis on parametric tool sets, mathematics, and structural typologies. Using the Sagrada Familia Church in Barcelona by Antonio Gaudi as a precedent, I explored computation methods to inform the processes in architecture and in the composition of spatial experience. My interest in these subjects continues to serve as a trajectory to guide my independent research and the development of personal projects.
My journey through architectural education has given me a strong and diverse skill set which allows me to explore many fields in the digital arts and design. When I am not working architecturally, I am in a constant pursuit to experiment with my creative impulse. This experimentation ranges from modeling starships, thinking about composition, touring art and design galleries, working in the shop, etc.
University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design, and Planning, Lawrence, KS, US, Adjunct Professor
KPF, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer I
Microdesk, Inc., New York, NY, US, Solutions Specialist Architect
I am responsible for providing technical support, training, mentoring, and Building Information Modeling implementation services to architectural and building engineering projects and offices primarily throughout the New York City area.
Patkau Architects, Vancouver, BC, CA, Architectural Intern
Depending on project specifics, I could be involved in any number of tasks: conceptualize and design buildings, prepare 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional drawings for presentation to clients, and work on construction documents for contractors' use.
Locke Equipment | Associate Mechanical Inc, Kansas City, MO, US, BIM Coordinator
Developed the Revit templates to aid in the modeling of mechanical equipment and production of P&IDs, and assisted in training the employees with Revit Custom Modeling and MEP.
University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design, and Planning, Lawrence, KS, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Developed a communication system between Zahner Engineers and the students.
University of Kansas School of Architecture, Planning, Design, Lawrence, KS, US , Lab Monitor
Developed software workshops, met with students upon request, and administered the digital fabrication workshop which consisted of CNC mill and laser cutter.
University of Kansas School of Engineering, Lawrence, KS, US, Teaching Assistant
Developed syllabus and overall course structure, taught eight weeks of the course and administered all grades for Introduction to Architectural Engineering and Computer Building Design. These two courses focused on preparing the students for BIM using Revit, (Architecture, MEP, and Structure) and Navisworks.
St. Louis Community College - Meramec, St. Louis, MO, US, Supplemental Instructor
Collaborated with professors to meet their curriculum guidelines and met with students upon request.
KAI Design Build, St. Louis, MO, US, Revit MEP Modeler
Provided assistances in developing BIM models and teaching Revit MEP to employees.
Gunn & Smith Architects, St. Louis, MO, US, AutoCAD Drafter
Coordinated as needed construction documents and developed dynamic AutoCAD blocks.
The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US, MArch, Architecture
Thesis: “Transplaced by Porosity: An investigation of Geometry, Structure, and Space”
St. Louis Community College - Meramec, St. Louis, MO, US, Architectural Technology
Associates in Applied Science of Architectural Technology
Tau Sigma Delta Design Competition, 1st Place
Phi Theta Kappa Xi Lamda Chapter President, Nomination
National Deans List, Award