My design philosophy centers on developing an intimate knowledge of exactly what the owner wants and what the space will be used for. It is also paramount that we document their current physical activities, operations and determine any financial limitations they may have. I feel that visiting other sites and exploring multiple alternatives will help an owner fully develop their thoughts and plans for their building. I think that space planning is one of the most important design elements as it will provide for optimal traffic flow and work/living space utilization. With additional thought given to space planning I believe an architect can deliver the most efficient, well designed space for the owner’s dollar.
The same care and understanding would apply to the structural and mechanical needs of the building. Again, understanding their needs determines the best type of structural system. In today’s world of environmentally responsible design, the choice of mechanical systems along with orientation is very important. Material choices inside and outside also require an environmental approach that will benefit the user and builder.
Studio Red Architects, Associate
Coordinated with contractor on RFI’s and PR’s, updating Revit drawings, weekly site walks, meetings and observation reports
Manchee Woods Design, Student Internship
AutoCAD design work, material resources and organized ASID competitions entries.
Ziegler Cooper Architects, Student Internship
Summer and Winter internship with this award winning Houston firm as the material resource librarian, AutoCAD drafting, organize weekly lunch and learns, prepared presentation boards and ASID competitions entries.
Savannah College of Art and Design, MArch, Masters
Savannah College of Art and Design, Bachelors, BFA - Architecture