Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, Colorado Springs, CO, US, Drafter
Stone Cloud Design Build, Denver, CO, US, Architectural Designer
Lead Designer for small residential boutique firm. Work closely with clients through Design Development, coordinate with engineers, have produced 4 full Construction Document sets in Revit for permit and construction.
MIT Office of Campus Planning, Cambridge, MA, US, Design Intern
Assisted in space planning, infrastructure planning, collaborated on Bicycle Friendly University Application
MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism (CAU), Cambridge, MA, US, Research Assistant
Research Assistant for Professor Brent Ryan
Generated maps, diagrams and imagery for forthcoming publication on urban design theory
Earthship Biotecture, Taos, NM, US, Architectural Intern
Contributed to construction of earthships: off-the-grid sustainable houses. Experience gained in adobe and rammed earth construction, passive solar heating systems, greenhouse technology, rainwater collection and grey and black-water systems.
CannonDesign, Buffalo, NY, US, Architectural Intern
Worked on several projects in the Buffalo and Niagara Falls area. Created Revit models of existing buildings for renovation, produced concept diagrams for presentations, worked individually and as a team building three presentation-quality site models using both analog shop tools and laser cutting.
Boston Architectural College (BAC), Boston, MA, US, Teaching Assistant
Teaching Assistant for Summer Academy Design Studio
Taught design studio for high school students. Led 9 students through range of design skills, concepts, scales
Ants of the Prairie, Buffalo, NY, US, Architectural Design Assistant
Contributed to design and fabrication of Bat House installed at Griffis Sculpture Park.
Submitted proposal for WPA 2.0 Working Public Architecture Competition with two other students.
Collaborated with Professor Joyce Hwang and four other students in construction and installation of two week design project for FIGMENT 2008 City of Dreams festival. Gained experience in shop, construction assembly according to drawings
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, US, MArch, Architecture
Masters of Architecture completed with a concentration in Urban Studies.
Thesis: The Reconsidered River: Strategies for Connections in Post-Industrial Buffalo (2015)
Future Politics of The City Presenter: Bicycle Urbanism Symposium, U of Washington, Seattle (2013)
Workshop: Bogota, Colombia urban design collaboration with three Colombian universities (2013)
Architecture Student Council Wellness Chair (2014)
ARCH_KIOSK Contributing writer to MIT Student Architecture blog (2014)
University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, Bachelors, Architecture
Summa Cum Laude, University Honors Scholar 2007-2011 GPA: 3.79/4.0
Department of Architecture’s Dean’s List, five semesters
Study Abroad, Barcelona, Spain: John Gallatin Study Abroad Honors Scholarship (Summer 2010)
Student Editorial Board, Intersight: Selected to design and edit UB Architecture Publication (2011)
Schlossman Research Fellowship, Scholarship
$2335 towards research for summer prior to thesis semester
(I declined the fellowship to take a summer internship)
Avalon Travel Grant, Grant
$600 Travel Grant to cover some expenses for travel to Bicycle Urbanism Conference in Seattle where I presented a paper.
MIT Department Merit Award, Scholarship
half tuition scholarship (2011-2015)
John Gallatin Study Abroad Honors Scholarship, Scholarship
Scholarship for Summer Study Abroad in Barcelona, Spain
Academic Excellence Award, Award
for highest GPA of sophomore architecture class at University at Buffalo
Academic Excellence Award, Award
for highest GPA of freshmen architecture class at University at Buffalo
Advanced Placement Studio Art Exhibition, Award
1 of 30 pieces selected from 29,288 portfolios (2007)
On display at AP Conference and toured 3 cities
Hyatt Award, Award
University at Buffalo, recognizes outstanding design in freshman studio
Allentown Arts Society Scholarship, Scholarship
portfolio-based award, $2000 for architecture supplies over two years (2007-2009)