I am an Architectural Designer who is focused on creating spaces which inspire interaction and learning in many forms. I have an innate sense of curiosity and an attuned sense of community, which I use to help create solutions to better serve those for whom I design.
I've been told by colleagues that I have a well developed sense of spatial/aesthetic design and great organizational skills. I enjoy working collaboratively within a team and coordinating with clients/consultants. I love research, programmatic/project analysis, and design development, and have found I am most successful with projects which place a high value on these aspects.
My experience thus far has covered a range of scales and markets. I have worked on Mixed-Use Multi-Family, Higher Education, Student Housing, Civic, Installation, and Interior projects. I have experience in multiple aspects of each project from programming and planning, to design development and construction documents.
In my free time love to travel and experiment in the kitchen. Food is another passion of mine, I see it as a way to connect with people and learn about other cultures and traditions.
Design Collective, Inc., Baltimore, MD, US, Architectural Designer
- Coordinate across disciplines to prepare construction documents, material selections, and cost estimations.
- Collaborate to bring projects through schematics, design development, and construction administration.
- Manage and create programming, feasibility, and presentation graphics for various market sector projects.
- Completed required experience hours (AXP) and passed 5/7 registration exams (ARE) in pursuit of licensure.
Market experience: Mixed-Use Multi-Family, Higher Education, Student Housing, Civic and Installation projects. Collaborations with Landscape and Interior departments.
Poggenpohl U.S., Inc., Paramus, NJ, US, Technical + Design Associate
Technical + Design Associate | Summers 2013 + 2012
-Composed project designs.
-Managed design consultations & reviews with clients.
-Produced technical drawings, 3D models, & renders.
-Coordinated part specifications.
-Assisted in sales, price quoting, contracts, & scheduling/managing of projects.
-Collaborated with principal on large scale projects and showroom displays.
-Conducted site visits/ measurements, installation reviews & photographs of final projects.
-Redesigned showroom website & mobile site.
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, BArch, Architecture & History of Architecture
B.Arch (May 2014) | Syracuse University School of Architecture (cum laude)
Bachelor of Art : History of Architecture (2013) | College of Arts and Sciences
+ Business coursework : Entrepreneurship + Emerging Enterprises, Intellectual property, Startups
-Spring 2013: NYC
(Architectural Studio, Survey of NYC Arch, Urban Design & Theory)
-Visiting Critic: Mick McConnell, R/GA
-CLOG workshop : Headquarters Edition : "Corporate Transparency"
Summer 2012 Seminar: Greece
(Humanities, History, Literature, Architecture & Art History)
-Completed Independent Study research and paper on Mycenaean Architecture & Culture
-Gave presentation of research on site in Mycenae, Greece
Fall 2012: Florence, Italy
(Architectural Studio, Italian language, Survey of Italian Architecture & History, Sketching)
-Assisted in coordination and production of end of semester exhibition of architectural travel sketches at the Piazzale Donatello in Florence.
Order of Omega, Award
Order of Omega is a leadership honor society for members of Fraternity & Sorority organizations. Members are selected from the top 3% of students at each institution. Order of Omega recognizes those who have exemplified high standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership, involvement within their respective organization and within the campus and local community.
Study Abroad Grant, Grant
Grant for independent research seminar in Greece towards completion of Architectural History degree.
Dean's List, Other
All semesters of 5 year program
Design GPA 3.5
Syracuse University Founder's Scholarship, Scholarship
Top award of the three cornerstone merit scholarships to recognize academic achievement for top students in programs across the University.
Merit Scholarship Award, Scholarship
Award based on achievement in both academics and extracurricular involvement.