I hold a Masters of Design Research in Urban Design, Planning and Policy from the Southern California Institute of Architecture, as well as a Professional Bachelors of Architecture from Oklahoma State University. My education bridges traditional, handmade, beaux-arts architectural techniques and craft with contemporary, parametric, digitally driven design and fabrication.
I have a wide background which has influenced my loves of Architecture, Urbanism, Socially Responsible Design, Teaching, Green Building and Living. Over the next two years I plan to obtain professional certifications and architectural licensure in order to begin to positively influence the built environment.
RYS Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, Project Designer
Involved in all aspects of architectural production from yield analysis and schematic design to construction documents on a variety of projects. RYS Architects specializes in architectural solutions in mid to high-end franchised hospitality, resort, and multifamily residential projects.
Arquitectonica, Los Angeles, CA, US, Junior Designer
Assisted the production of Design Development Drawings for a nineteen story, 500 unit mixed-use apartment complex in San Francisco. The project scope consisted of the tower over a parking garage, a landscaped plaza, and street-level retail, phase three out of four. Collaborated on much of the drawing set, specifically focusing on the facade design and coordination with other aspects of the project.
Judith Lance, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Technical Designer
At Judith Lance, Inc, a high-end custom interior and furniture design studio, I conducted site surveys, created conceptual, working, and shop drawings, communicated with manufacturers and contractors, and detailed built-ins and custom furniture pieces.
Platform for Architecture + Research (PAR), Los Angeles, CA, US, Competition Intern Architect
As a competition intern architect, I developed research and analysis, assisted conceptual design and design development of high profile international architectural competitions. Additionally, I created drawings, diagrams, graphics, and competition board layouts. Competitions included the Helsinki Central Library and Piraeus Underwater Archeology Museum in Athens.
Helsinki Central Library Entry: http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/helsinki_central_library_entry_by_par_arup/
Cannon Design, Washington, DC, US, Intern Architect
My role as a Technical Intern encompassed expediting the preparation of research, preparing construction and working drawings, transposing red-lines, corresponding with product representatives, and detailing different stages of architectural working drawings. The office was fully REVIT-integrated, as well as focused on the implementation of LEED-recommended sustainable design.
Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Masters, Future Initiatives
Master of Design Research in Urban Design, Planning and Policy; Emerging Systems and Technologies.
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, US, BArch, Architecture
NAAB Accredited Bachelor of Architecture (5-year professional degree)
Minor: History and Theory of Architecture
Eason Leonard European Study Fellowship, Grant
Locke Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Scholarship
Nye Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Scholarship
Acme Brick Prize Design Competition, 2nd Place
Institutional Nominee Scholarship - Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Scholarship
Provides college tuition and housing expenses for students in the Oklahoma Public School system that demonstrate extraordinary academic ability.
Eagle Scout - Boy Scouts of America, Award
The highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America. Requirements include the successful completion of a service project that demonstrates leadership ability.