My work as a Junior Architect in a professional architecture firm included working on all phases of design and construction for institutional and interiors projects. In a firm of seven, I was responsible for many aspects of projects, from developing schematic drawings with the team to following up with consultants and vendors for specs and details used in construction and shop drawings. I used Autodesk’s Revit modeling software for creating all types of drawings. As the Resource Librarian I curated this new firm’s library of furniture, lighting, ceilings and other furnishings while maintaining relationships with the dealers of these products. I also assisted in developing the Sustainability Action Plan for the AIA 2030 Commitment.
My interactive public art work involves physically entering The Cocoon, a fully-enclosed sheer, stretchy fabric creation with a zipper designed for playing inside. Each one is different in its size, opacity, subtle texture and smells (essential oils.) The Cocoon is a spirit that moves through the city. They inevitably engage the city and its dwellers along the way. Performers use gestures, noises and spontaneous interaction to express ideas about form, shape and movement in regards to site and moment. My background in architecture and yoga inspires me to study the body as a structure. Inspired by Martha Graham and others, a fabric enclosure abstracts the figural form and provides freedom for the performer to become a morphing entity, expressing large gestures and movements for their own personal experience.
Marner Architecture, Junior Architect
My work experience as a Junior Architect in a professional architecture firm included working on all phases of architectural design and construction specializing in Independent Schools and Corporate Interiors. Daily familiarity with Autodesk’s Revit BIM utilized in creating schematic drawings to construction documents and details. Responsible for the manufacturing of award submittals and assisting with proposals and RFQs. Site visits and conversations, transmittals and meetings with contractors and consultants. As the Resource Librarian for this new firm, I was responsible for curating the collection of sustainable and necessary materials, furniture, ceilings, lighting and other furnishings and hardware while also cultivating relationships with the dealers of these products. I also assisted in developing the Sustainability Action Plan for the AIA 2030 Commitment and helped direct the Social Media initiatives such as managing the office website, blog and facebook.
Pratt Institute, BArch, Architecture
graduated cum laude
Rome honors program 2007
AIAS/KUBUS vice president 2006