I am a CalPoly graduate with a Bachelor of Architecture Degree. My first experience with architecture was when I first stepped foot in San Francisco as a child with my family and looking upward as the buildings around me framed the sky. Since then, I've been happily engaging with architecture and it's many facets.
When I'm not learning about design, I am practicing yoga, adventuring in the great city of San Francisco, writing poetry and/or going on a hike.
MEI Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, Designer
Being a Designer at MEI Architects means helping the Project Managers, Studio Directors and Principals with their schematic work, construction documents and construction administration. It also means getting to dive into design competitions.
Dahlin Group Architecture Planning, Pleasanton, CA, US, Junior Designer/Drafter I
I assisted the project manager with various multi-family housing projects. I also helped the graphics department with elevation and floor plan renderings.
MBH Architects, Alameda, CA, US, Apprentice/Architectural Administrative Assistant
My first five months at MBH I was an apprentice for a large housing project. My duties included assisting my job captain with redlines in AutoCAD and working on various portions of this project with guidance. There after I was an architectural administrative assistant and produced project binders that included samples of materials used that were placed for order by me. It was a great experience.
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, BArch, Architecture
I studied architecture and city regional and planning with talented and capable professors.
The Bank of America Low Income Housing Challenge, 2nd Place
This was a student team project that involved architecture, landscape architecture, city and regional planners, business and financial as well as construction management students. A collaborative effort was made to design a low income housing complex in the vintage Autorow area of Oakland, California. I learned many skills and greatly enjoyed working on this project!
This was a design build competition. My team and I designed a portable hut made of bamboo and recycled cardboard. I enjoyed this opportunity the most because I was able to help design and build something to its full and glorious completion. We carried the pieces of our design to the top of Poly Canyon and put it together on the hillside. We then stayed inside our hut for the next three nights as was part of the Design Village guidelines.