As a believer in the concept of “form follows function” I define great design as a balance between
aesthetics and efficiency. I love all aspects of architecture. from the historical, theoretical and design-oriented, to the more technical and logistical phases of a project. A well designed space can positively engage people both physically and psychologically, and it is with that mindset and passion that I approach any design project.
I posses exceptional design, organizational and problem solving skills, having the ability to see a project through from it’s initial concept to it’s final permitting and bidding stages. Having experience working on residential, hospitality, retail, commercial and industrial projects, I posses a well rounded knowledge of professional design, structure and code compliance. I am highly team oriented, believing in the benefits of working in a collaborative group environment.
I have been in Beijing since September, working on large scale commercial, retail and entertainment developments. I'm having a great time taking in the culture, learning the language and working on interesting projects. I am always interested in meeting other designers and learning about the projects others are working on. If you are planning on coming to Beijing (strong suggestion for anyone looking for work) please send me a message.
TDP-Group, Beijing, CN, Architect
Heifetz Architects, Sherman Oaks, CA, US, Junior Architect
As a junior architect at Heifetz Architects, I gained an invaluable learning and work experience. Working in a very independent environment, under the mentorship of the principal architect, Daniel Heifetz AIA, I was responsible for multitasking between several projects at any given time, with projects ranging from high-end residential, to commercial and hospitality.
• Drafted plans, elevations, sections, details and construction documentation for over 15 projects.
• Met frequently with city building officials to review necessary project modifications and code
compliances for the procurement of permits.
• Created physical models, 3D models and presentation renderings.
• Schematic design, design development, construction documentation and permitting
• Handled office administration and internal operations.
Dodd Mitchell Designs, Intern
After returning from my semester abroad, I interned for a semester at Dodd Mitchell Design, a high-end, retail and hospitality design office in Hollywood, CA. Interning at DMD was an eye-opening experience, allowing me to learn about the interior and branding aspects of design.
• Created 3D renderings for client presentations and publications.
• Assisted designers with drafting floor plans, creating sample boards, cataloging the material library and procured custom furniture and finishes.
• Drafted custom furniture specs and details.
MiDa Designs, Draftsman
I worked at MiDa Designs during my Summer semesters.
•Created 3D renderings for client presentations and publications.
•Drafted and correcting construction documents; Measuring and drawing up as-builts for 7 projects.
•Created 3D models and renderings for various residential and commercial projects using Rhino, SketchUp, Photoshop and Illustrator, aiding architects in design development and client presentations.
•Met with city building officials to review project modifications and to obtain building permits.
University of Southern California (USC), BArch, Architecture