I am an architectural designer and urbanist currently based in New York, where I have over three years of professional experience, as both project assistant and project lead.
In New York, I spent two years with Belmont Freeman Architects, before recently joining the NYC Department of City Planning, assisting as urban designer / city planner in their Manhattan Office. I also work part-time as Zoning Analyst and Tester at Envelope, a software company spun out of a collaboration between SHoP Architects and the Director of MIT’s Civic Data Design Lab.
My previous employers include Grafton Architects (RIBA Stirling Prize nominees and 2008 WAF World Building of the Year winners), BOLLES-WILSON (under Peter Wilson, 2013 AIA Gold Medal Winner), and also the international firm MADAs.p.a.m., in their Shanghai office.
Envelope, New York, NY, US, Zoning Analysis Tester
Zoning analysis and beta testing for a 3D spatial analysis and visualization platform, integrating geospatial datasets and iterative scenario analysis.
NYC Department of City Planning, New York, NY, US, Urban Design / City Planning Intern
Manhattan Office. Assisting in the development of city planning rezoning proposals, neighborhood analyses and site-specific urban design studies.
Belmont Freeman Architects, New York, NY, US, Staff Architect
Diverse portfolio of institutional, commercial, and residential work, where I managed Department of Design and Construction and private client projects.
Kinlin Rutherfurd Architects PLLC, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect
High-end residential projects. I worked on design development, regulatory submissions, and client presentation material.
Grafton Architects, Dublin, Junior Architect
Multi-award winning firm. Worked on the London School of Economics GCSS and Kingston University New Town Hall (first prize).
BOLLES+WILSON, Muenster, DE, Architectural Assistant
Worked under Peter Wilson, AIA, on projects including: masterplanning of Perugia (Italy), Adidas SportValley, and Spenner Zement HQ (first prize).
MADAs.p.a.m., Shanghai, CN, Architectural Assistant
Internship with international firm, working on projects including Xujuihui Air Promenade (masterplan) and Shanghai Disneyland Metro.
University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, IE, MArch, Architecture
'The Architecture of Curiosity', based in Glasgow, Scotland.
Exhibited at Bauhaus OPEN, Weimar, Germany. (Aug.-Sep. 2013)
'The Architectural Blog - a study of a new typology in architectural discourse'
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, DK, MArch, Architecture
[Dept. 3 Erasmus Exchange]
A progressive approach demonstrated the potential that modern technologies can have on architectural design. Studies in plastic and adaptability.
University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, IE, BArch, Architecture
Entrance Exhibition Scholarship
Bruce Short Prize (best studio project)
EIL Intercultural Award (Irish delegate for 3 week inter-European conference in Germany)
Bauhaus Open 2014 Exhibition, Nomination
Thesis project chosen for exhibition at Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany.
Bruce Short Prize, 1st Place
Awarded for best design project in UCD (Oporto, Portugal model)
Irish Ambassador, Nomination
Chosen as one of two Irish delegates to participate at an inter-european 3 week youth conference, held in Germany.
UCD Entrance Exhibition, Scholarship
For outstanding achievement in pre-university examinations