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I believe that the most beautiful visions on earth are found in simple and elegant structures.
Since I was ten, my goal in life was to become a licensed architect and engineer. I was very artistic from a young age, and my father was an engineer. So my first jobs were working for a mechanical engineer at a radioactive power plant. Shortly after graduating high school, I attended the University of Oregon's Lawrence School of Architecture. I earned a Bachelor's of Architecture in 2007 while there and then moved straight to Seattle, where I worked for two and half years as an intern architect for Callison Architecture. In 2010 I went back to school to pursue the other dream - to become a structural engineer. Currently, I attend Lehigh University and am on my way to earn a Masters in Structural Engineering. The dream is close at hand.
Callison, Junior Architect
Designed retail stores and commercial buildings. Worked primarily on design development and construction documentation drawings.
Group MacKenzie, Intern Architect
Summer Internship. Designed workout facilities in and around the Pacific Northwest. Mostly worked on schematic and design development drawings.
Lehigh University, Masters, Structural Engineering
Working on two projects to complete this Masters degree: one, a retrofit of a church in Boston, which will include the help of two other colleagues and two, an individual research project detailing new shear wall construction techniques that may improve outdated standards in IBC. The goal of the latter project is to show how performance based design can increase the durability of structural members undergoing seismic loadings.
University of Oregon, BArch, Architecture
A five year program which focused on sustainable architectural design. Thesis project was a new design for a college of education building on campus. Also wrote a book which detailed and outlined the programming needs for the college faculty members. Membership in ASHRAE, AIAS and HOPES design competitions.