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I am seeking an innovative company to which I may contribute the diverse experience and technical abilities I have developed throughout my career. My interests in common with most Architectural Firms are the design of commercial, residential, mixed-use, and architectural restoration with the interweaving of sustainable features and modern technologies. While renovating Albert Frey’s North Shore Yacht Club in Salton Sea, CA, I gained first hand experience working to restore a piece of Mid Century Architecture. With the types of Architectural projects that are being executed and their approach to stand face to face with the sustainability issues around the world, I strive as a professional, just as Architecture strives to create an ideal surrounding for our future generations.
Following my graduation from the University of Michigan in 2005, I was recruited by Holt Architects, Inc. My initial role as a Design Specialist required that I engage several municipal and commercial projects from inception through design development, and finally through the construction document phase. As a result, my knowledge of contemporary building enclosures, combined with my disciplined work ethic, has elevated my responsibilities to Chief Designer/Project Manager.
After 5.5 years with Holt Architects, I worked along side with Jeff Cooper, AIA. His expertise in acoustical engineering and buisness development helped me grow into a better Architectural Designer and allowed me to further engage myself with Client Relations. With such opprotunities, I was chosen to work with Universal Studios Hollywood, NBC, and Director Michael Bay. During my employment with Jeff Cooper Architects, I was selected to join TAYLOR and their Design Team. Hospital and Medical Office Building Design helped me look at architecture in another perspective, like most things, there is a bolder picture in the world of architecture. It was an honor and priviledge to work with Medical Teams and Patients to better lives.
My leadership experience has given me the ability to confront any challenge I may encounter with determination and vigor. I believe that during the process of program enclosure, it is critical to develop a method of collective engagement with a building design team. I am confident in my ability to work independently as well, and have developed the skills to direct a team through the execution of a vision. In addition to my growth within the office environment, I am actively pursuing professional licensure to further my standing in the profession.
Gensler, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer
Taylor Design, Newport Beach, CA, US, Project Architect
Conceptual Design, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, and Construction Management. "Promoting Wellness through Architecture", Hospitals and Medical Office Buildings.
Jeff Cooper Architects, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Architect
Conceptual Design, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, and Construction Management.
Holt Architects, Inc., Rancho Mirage, CA, US, Chief Architectural Designer
Conceptual Design, Schematic Design, Design Development, and Construction Documents
University of Michigan, Bachelors, Taubman School of Architecture and Urban Planning
Conceptual design with an emphasis on form and function.
Architectural Certification, ARE 4.0 test ready, NCARB, IDP + CIDP completed, 1st Place
Finished with all requirements through NCARB and California Architecture Board. Architectural Licence Test Ready.
Co-Author, Actor, Volunteer, and Outreach Keynote Speaker
Spirit of Anne Frank Award, 1st Place
Fall 1994 - Present, Outreach Keynote Speaker and Original Members of the 150 Freedom Writers led by Professor Erin Gruwell. Published the Freedom Writers Diary through Doubleday Publishing. All of the proceeds were donated to help set up a non profit organization, Freedom Writers Foundation, to establish Scholarships for the less fortunate. Chosen for the Spirit of Anne frank Award in 1998, New York Times #1 Top Seller, and participated in the filming of the Freedom Writers movie in 2005. Curently working with, “The Freedom Writer Institute”, comprised of teachers from around the world. Chosen to work directly with other non-profit Organizations like The Anne Frank House, located in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
High Honors for publication by the Accreditation Board, Honorable Mention
Conceptual Design project at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. The Detroit Automotive Archive Library serves as an urban hub in the form of a Transit Station that connects the city to the surrounding areas. Using the circulation of the heart as a diagram, the Archive brings together multiple facets of its urban surroundings. It serves to relate information and to help people commute from different reaches of the urban setting. With Detroit being one of the most powerful and sprawling cities at one time in American history, the Automotive Archive and Transit Station not only focuses on the documentation of the automotive industry and it’s vast history, it also looks deep into the cities urban mesh. This project was selected for publication by the Accreditation Board.
San Luis Obispo Design Village Competition (Captain), Honorable Mention
Sustainable Design for Architecture, Recycled Materials