I recently graduated with a Masters of Architecture and MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. I went to the University of Florida in Gainesville where I graduated with my Bachelors in Design with a Major in Architecture and a Minor in Business Administration in 2009. I have held architectural internships at Gensler & Associates and Trivers Associates Architects as well as a graphic design role at a holistic health care center.
As a founding partner of Open House Galleries, I have sought to reactivate vacant spaces in St. Louis, contract local artists to install work, and host large crowds to view the property and art for sale during our Open House Exhibitions.
My collective experience across many disciplines, in addition to my studies abroad, has provided me with a comprehensive perspective on architecture and urbanism.
Gensler, Denver, CO, US, Architectural Intern
Verified Shop Drawings, Material Specifications, and Construction Documents for two parking structures along a new rail line.
Attended weekly meetings with the clients, engineers and a landscape architect to strategize design solutions for a building to have minimal post-maintenance.
Designed and generated construction documents for a large art installation per the artist and engineer’s structural requirements.
Rendered multiple schematic designs of a residential building for a local developer and developed the design to optimize revenue generated for the client.
Researched, developed graphics, and conducted site analyses for a firm-wide initiative of redefining what a town square is to the community.
Open House Galleries, Saint Louis, MO, US, Partner
-Developed the logistics and operations of this new business enterprise that transforms vacant properties into temporary art galleries.
-Designed the visual identity to build brand awareness within the community.
-Developed a marketing strategy to attract students, educators and members of the community, through targeted social media, email and newsletters.
-Co-hosted an open house exhibition that attracted interest in the properties and in the art that resulted in the sale of the houses and the installations.
Trivers Associates, Saint Louis, MO, US, Intern
-Collaborated with project architects and an interior designer to develop material boards, construction drawings, and presentation boards for Harris-Stowe University, Southern Illinois University, and Gateway Regional Medical Center.
-Developed drawings for residential and commercial buildings for submission to the American Institute of Architects.
-Configured furniture layouts for a Harris-Stowe University dorm café to illustrate the flexibility of the space to client.
International Holistic Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US, Graphic Designer/ Office Manager
-Created marketing tools such as postcards, screen advertisements, and flyers to build awareness for workshops, seminars, and other events, resulting in a 10% increase in the amount of new customers, while still maintaining current client relations.
-Coordinated and streamlined office logistics, such as patient intake and filing, resulting in decreased wait time for patients.
-Spearheaded an initiative to market holistic consumable products, such as essential oils and supplements, increasing sales by 40%.
Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US, MArch, MArch/MBA
Masters in Architecture, Masters in Business Administration
Both Architecture and Business studies have revolved around social issues, in addition to economics, ecology and urbanism.
India Study Abroad Program- Design, Artisanship, and Sustainability as a Cultural Catalyst:
Researched and practiced traditional Indian handicrafts and analyzed sustainable business practices, such as water conservation and community development.
University of Paris at Dauphine Study Abroad- studied European economics, ethics and culture.
University of Florida, Bachelors, Design- Architecture
Major in Architecture, Minor in Business Administration
Hong Kong-China Study Abroad Program: Analyzed Urban Design and verticality in Hong Kong, and worked in a joint design Charrette with Students from Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology.
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, US, General Education
Excellence in Craft- Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Nomination
2013 Widmann Award- Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Nomination
Nominees must have at minimum a 3.5 GPA.
For students who believe and participate in diversity inclusion for business programs.
winner, IdeaBounce, 1st Place
one of five unranked winners for novel entrepreneurial ideas.
Pride in a Place Charrette, 2nd Place
10 hour charette geared towards making cost-effective solutions to supplement the UF School of Architecture with solutions to make the building a more easily habitable place.
Recognition of academic excellence among students of Hispanic heritage.
Awarded to students with Academic Excellence and over 100 hours of Community Service.