One of the greatest things about New York City is the access. Access to museums, symposiums, lecture series, cultures, and most exciting to me - architecture. After earning my graduate degree in Architecture from Pratt Institute in 2009, I have stayed involved in the world of architecture. New York City allowed me to stay in tune with the field through fellowships, freelance work, friendships, exhibits, and collaborative projects. While the search continues for an architecture job in the field that I’m commited wholeheartedly to, I’m thrilled to live in a place where I can remain a part of the conversation in a number of capacities.
Outside of my architecture experience, I have spent the last few years cultivating a background in everything from customer service to project management. I am an excellent time manager, extremely organized, tactful, passionate, and I love working with people. I work extremely well in a collaborative environment, and bring a sense of professionalism, passion, and humor to everything I do. I am looking to find a firm I can invest in and focus my energy towards creating and learning. These qualities along with my architecture experience put me in a unique position to contribute in an exceptional capacity.
I have three years of experience designing and maintaining projects in a large scale, fast paced, architecture office and I work hard to bring a lot to the teams I am a part of. I believe that in order to be a successful architect you need to to be in control of many moving pieces. The tasks are many, the deadlines vital, the environment engaging and the ability to bring all these elements together to produce a cohesive whole is a true challenge. I love a challenge. I think I would bring a diversified background to a team. It takes the entire team to create incredible work, and I would love hear more about the work that you are doing.
Ryan Enschede Studio, Brooklyn, NY, US, architect
Working mainly with Passive House Design, majority of projects involve designing, permitting, and overseeing installation of solar electric systems. Also involved in small renovation projects throughout the New York City area.
HealthxDesign, Brooklyn, NY, US, Staff Designer
HealthxDesign is an initiative exploring the role of design, including the built environment, to improve health and other related social justice outcomes. My responsibilities include designing and maintaining our website, playing an integral role in all strategic planning, graphic design, assisting with proposal writing, developing conceptual models, presentations, and planning/leading an open design charrette.
Vaughan Associates Architects, Jackson, TN, US, architect
Architect involved in all aspects of the design process. Projects designed using Autodesk Revit.
Took the lead for schematic design on a number of projects including a 10,000 square foot church, a branch bank, and a commercial storefront. I also worked within a team on the CA of a 27,000 square foot personal residence in Jackson, TN.
Looney Ricks Kiss, Memphis, TN, US, architect
Architect in the Commerical Department, participated in all aspects of the design process from project conception through construction administration. Worked on a variety of projects and project types including but not limited to, banks, multi-family housing, Memphis Airport parking renovation, FedEx Family House, programming of a possible relocation of a local college into an abandoned 1.4 million square foot warehouse space, and courtyard and plaza design.
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, MArch, Post Professional Graduate Architecture
Acquired a Master's of Science in Architecture.
Thesis Title: The Urbanization of Architecture, Architecture as Empowerment
Thesis explored slum conditions in Accra, Ghana and development deployable housing for female day laborers there.
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, US, BArch, Architecture
5 year accredited BArch program
Received the AIA School Medal and Certificate of Merit, for highest graduating G.P.A.
AIA School Medal and Certificate of Merit, 1st Place
Award given for highest graduating G.P.A. in my undergraduate class.