I'm an Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and a Faculty Fellow with the Global Health Institute at Ball State University's College of Architecture + Planning where my research and teaching focus on issues at the intersection of ecological urbanism in informal settlements, design representation and professional practice in landscape architecture.
I earned a Master of Landscape Architecture from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and was a project Landscape Architect in AECOM’s Australian offices. I founded NATIVESPACES: a laboratory for a range of design/build projects with Christopher Meyerhoff in 2005 and was an International Community Service Fellow at Harvard University in 2008.
With work in North & Latin America, the Mediterranean, Africa, India, and Australia, I'm working to learn better ways to engage the built and natural environment from a global perspective. I'm interested in projects that are fluid in scale and disciplinary focus.
Ball State University, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture + Faculty Fellow at the Global Health Institute
Researching the intersection of informality and potential applications for new modes of infrastructure along the world's political equator. Teaching a series of courses examining Ecological Urbanism, Design Communication, Professional Practice and Emerging Technologies.
Responsible for the planning, design and construction of structures and landscapes from project initiation, through final stages of program implementation and administration. Building client partnerships, guiding organized, efficient and profitable project development, project planning and design from schematic to specifications, construction management, proposal development, project estimating and bidding, sale presentations, all with careful attention to detail, scope and impact regardless of scale, with an emphasis on the use of native materials, as well as a proficiency in numerous modes of analog and digital design representation, mastery of construction methods and processes for a host of traditional, fabricated and smart materials and a comprehensive approach to project leadership and coordination.
AECOM, Landscape Architect
Operating on all scales of project design and delivery in a highly creative and interdisciplinary environment to promote and manifest innovative works of natural and built urban systems in Australia and abroad.
High level project design communication and presentation with a large inter-disciplinary team: Concept & Schematic Design through Design Development & Construction Documentation, Strategic Planning, Writing and Report Structuring for a range of complex local and international work in Corporate, Leisure + Cultural, Real Estate Development, Civic, Utilities and Transportation market sectors.
Harvard University, International Community Service Fellow
Awarded travel and living expenses to develop prototype systems of rainwater catchment and productive landscapes to be retrofitted into an existing social housing project in the community of La Prusia on the outskirts of Granada, Nicaragua. Organized NGO volunteers, children and adults from the community to create an edible schoolyard, medicinal garden and rainwater catchment/irrigation systems.
Harvard University, Masters, Landscape Architecture
MLA II, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Urbanism, Urban Design, Social Development
Activities and Societies: International Community Service Fellow Harvard Real Estate Club, Member Harvard University Peer Advisor American Society of Landscape Architects, Student Member
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Bachelors, Landscape Architecture