Recent graduate from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University in the Landscape Architecture program. After receiving a B.A. in Landscape Architecture at UC Berkeley I went to graduate school in order to broaden my ideas of what landscape architecture is and could be. After working at two architecture firms in Los Angeles and at PWP Landscape Architecture in Berkeley, I'm now pursuing full-time work post grad school.
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Student Editor
Editorial and graphic design.
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, Teaching Assistant
Fall 2012 - Infrastructural Ecologies: A Projective Urbanism
Instructor - Chris Reed
"This research seminar will explore cultural ideas of ecology specifically as they relate to life in the contemporary metropolis. We will begin by defining ecology in its broadest sense, as a set of ideas about the interrelationships and interactions among humans and their physical, social, and experiential worlds—not simply a project of the natural sciences. Theoretical readings by Félix Guattari, Reyner Banham, and others will be featured, as well as contributions from a forthcoming book titled Projective Ecologies.
The seminar will also explore the projective possibilities of the unique and often bizarre interactions among the infrastructural systems, emergent and adapted environmental ecologies, and social and jurisdictional relationships along two infrastructural lines of water in the greater Los Angeles region: the Los Angeles Aqueduct and the Los Angeles River. We will use three years’ worth of research from previous seminars (Recalibrating Infrastructure) on infrastructural systems and dynamics as a basis for our work. We will research through drawing, experimenting with various available software platforms (scripting, processing, flow modeling, animation, etc.) to inform and project ideas about the city. And we will ground our work in theoretical discussions about issues of representation, modeling, and visual culture—with a full understanding that ideas are generated through speculation, projection and experimentation."
Spring 2013 - Landscape Architecture Core IV
Coordinator - Chris Reed
Instructors - Leire Asensio Villoria, Silvia Benedito, Zaneta Hong, David Mah
"This studio focuses on the development of urban form as driven by ecology and environmental dynamics. The studio will introduce students to methods and representational techniques for describing urban form and the underlying ecologies that might be invoked to shape the urban fabric. Representational strategies begin with mapping and diagramming larger ecological processes and dynamics on an urban brownfield site, and then focus on the description of built form, urban infrastructure, and the relationships between the city and its reconstituted riverine setting. Early and mid-semester workshops will focus on urban ecologies and parametric urbanism, respectively."
Harvard University Loeb Library Materials Collection, Cambridge, MA, US, Student Assistant
Peter Walker and Partners, Berkeley, CA, US, Intern
Shimoda Design Group, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern
Chris Ward Architects, Pasadena, CA, Intern
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, Masters, Landscape Architecture
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, Bachelors, Landscape Architecture
Penny White Travel Grant, Grant
Travel and research supported by the Penny White Travel Fund at the Graduate School of Design to pursue the research topic "Hydrologic Impact of Maritime Industry: A Case Study - Ingalls Shipyard" in Pascagoula, Mississippi, with colleague Ellen Garrett.
Geraldine Knight Scott Traveling Fellowship, Grant
Awarded through the landscape architecture department at UC Berkeley, the travel fellowship supported two months of travel to Germany in order to study the social and spatial implications of memorials.