I am uniquely trained architect and interior designer with strong experience in domestic and international projects of varying scales. With a passion for culture, language, and exploration that permeates my work and ongoing studies, I believe in a world of objects, books, architecture, music, and other outlets that act as vehicles for unique collaborations and portals to a visually sublime experience.
In addition to receiving a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Houston, graduating at the top of my class, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, French, and Studio Art with honors from Boston College, I studied abroad at the University of Paris III, Sorbonne-Nouvelle, with a particular focus on the history of French Art & Design. I was the recipient of the Graduate Design Award for my Master's Project, founded the Houston Chapter of Architecture for Humanity, and co-founded the University of Houston Materials Library, a satellite of Material Connexion.
Currently, I am managing the redesign of the new Standard Hotel, East Village with Shawn Hausman, working directly with hotelier Andre Balazs and our highly skilled team of consultants in the renovation of the 145-key property. The property is currently under construction, slated for a Fall 2013 completion.
Portfolio available upon request.
Shawn Hausman Design LLC, New York, NY, US, Senior Project Manager
The Standard, East Village
I am the Design Project Manager the new Standard Hotel, East Village with Shawn Hausman. I work directly with hotelier Andre Balazs and our highly skilled team of consultants in the renovation of the 145-key property. Managing a team of 5 designers, I produced the ID set for construction, Construction Specifications, FFE Specifications, and Millwork drawings. I work closely with all consultants, coordinating Structure, MEP, and Lighting with the design. The hotel is currently under construction with my daily on-site supervision, working directly with the GC and sub-contractors, and is slated for a Fall 2013 completion.
AI Design Lab, New York, NY, US, Studio Director
A|I Design Lab was selected as one of 3 design firms by an internationally renowned hotelier to produce a design proposal for a large hotel in South Beach. Working closely with the designer, Amanda Beethe, and her business partner, I produced the proposal package and documents: a 145-page hardcover bound presentation book, presentation boards, presentation powerpoint, short film, design proposal and contract. The designer, her business partner, and myself presented the material to the hotelier and investors.
scalar Architecture, Senior Associate
Scalar Architecture is a boutique Architecture and Interior Design firm that focuses on unique projects of all scales and typologies. Working directly alongside the Principal, I designed and managed all projects, communicated directly with clients, coordinated all consultants, directed our team of interns, generated all invoices and contracts, managed office finances, and generated marketing materials.
Sheraton Hotel – Tulsa, OK Current Project / Core + Shell / Interiors
Rize Coffee – New York City, 42nd Street Built / Interiors
Burger Box – Bronx, New York, Unbuilt / Core + Shell / Interiors
Private Grocery + Deli – Bronx, New York Current Project / Interiors
Nuthouse – New York City, 22nd Street Current Project / Shell
Take-Out Restaurant – Bronx, New York Current Project / Core + Shell / Interiors
Dermatology Office – New York City, Upper East Side Under Construction / Interiors
San Juan Health Center – Bronx, New York, Current Project / Core + Shell / Interiors
Urban Health Plan Offices – Bronx, New York, Current Project / Core + Shell / Interiors
Urban Health Plan Conference Center – Bronx, New York, Built / Interiors
Private Residents – New York City, TriBeca Under Construction / Interiors
Trump Tower, Private Residence – New York City, Upper West Side Built / Interiors
Ecological Prefab House – TBD Unbuilt / Core + Shell / Interiors
Private Residence – New York City, Upper East Side Built / Shell / Interiors
Bleecker Residence – New York City, Greenwich Village Built / Interiors
As a member of the Design Team, I worked primarily on two large-scale, international projects. I produced Master Plan and Schematic Design documents, presentation materials, and typology studies for a large Exxon Mobil compound in Papua New Guinea. I was lead designer of building facades for a Master Plan in Ghana, and coordinated the construction of a large-scale model with the production of all CAD drawings and communication with model making team. In addition to my architectural work, I supported the Marketing Department with submittals and in-house graphic design.
Exxon Mobil Community Center – Port Morseby, Papua New Guinea Current Project / Core + Shell / Interiors
Exxon Mobil Compound – Port Morseby, Papua New Guinea Under Construction
Exxon Mobil Compound – Airways, Papua New Guinea Unbuilt
Kempinski Hotel Masterplan – Accra, Ghana Under Construction
Exxon Mobil Residences – Port Morseby, Papua New Guinea Current Project / Interiors
Filenes/Kaufmanns, Associate Buyer
I worked directly alongside the Buyer, purchasing for a high sell-through department across 132 stores. This work included sales and gross margin planning, trend analysis, vendor support and communication (domestic and international), execution of marketing and advertising strategies, management of product shipping and replenishment, development of planograms, and communication with store and district managers.
University of Houston, MArch, Architecture
“Balnea D.F. : Public Bath House + Water Treatment Facility”
Graduate Design Award Recipient
Co-Founder, University of Houston
Urban Analysis, Mumbai
3-Week Travel in India
3-year Hermann Scholarship Recipient
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, US, Bachelors, Philosophy
Study Abroad Program, 2001-2002
University of Paris – Paris, France
“Aesthetics + Sublimity in Art”
Design Award, 1st Place
Graduate Design Award for my Thesis Project "Balnea D.F.: Public Bath House and Water Treatment Facility." Awarded by blind-jury.
Hermann Scholarship, Scholarship
Based on Academic Merit and Professional Promise
Gerald D. Hines Scholarship, Scholarship
Three-year recipient of Scholarship Award. Based on Academic Merit and Professional Promise