I graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Southern California in 2008 and have a broad range of experience in both internships and professional work experience. In the past year and a half I have been a full time consultant for WRNS Studio in San Francisco, working on LEED certifications, sketch-up renderings, and 100% CDs for a large K-8 school.
As a designer, I am very passionate about my work, constantly learning and pushing myself toward new and innovative techniques. I am fascinated in the exploration of where all of the design disciplines intersect.
As a student and designer, I have studied Urban Design and Planning in Europe, which was one of the most rewarding experiences I have had. I also have experience working on very fast paced competitions, both large and small with MADA s.p.a.m. in Los Angeles. Most recently, I completed an intensive summer session at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design Graduate Program, to further develop my interest in the intersections of Landscape Architecture, Architecture and Urbanism. I would say one of my strongest skills would be graphic production, presentation preparation and schematic/conceptual design/site analysis. Some of my more technical skills include proficiency in AutoCAD 2011, ArchiCAD, 3-D programs such as Sketch-up and Rhino, and advanced skills in graphic programs such as Adobe Illustrator, In-Design and Photoshop, as well as LEED online and documentation.
BKBC Architects Inc., Architectural Designer
WRNS Studio, Consulting Designer
Designer+Sustainability Specialist, WRNS Studio, San Francisco, CA 04/10-03/11
Responsibilities include working closely with the Sustainability Director on LEED certification of
ten large scale projects ranging from 17,000-100,000 SF. Completion of 100% construction
documents for an 86,000 SF K-8 school campus, including detail drawings and product
specification. Working closely with the Director of Interior Design on several interiors projects,
material specification, graphic representations, material boards, 3-D renderings. Gained
experience working on a large scale master plan “cultural terrace” project and presentation,
which involved 3-D rendering, powerpoint and illustrator.
MADAs.p.a.m., Architectural Intern
Competition Designer, MADA s.p.a.m. Los Angeles, CA 10/09-1/10
Consultant on a fast paced competition for a new urban city center in Zhengzhou, China.
Responsibilities included analysis of current urban fabric, diagrams, renderings, presentation
preparation, mass modeling and use analysis. Other responsibilities involved working on high
end residential, civic and commercial projects.
Stantec, Designer I
Designer+Marketing Assistant, Stantec Architecture, Sacramento, CA 12/08-6/09
Responsible for creation of the 3-D sketch-up model of a large scale hotel and parking
structure in Northern California. Tasks also included presentation preparation, working drawings
in Auto-CAD, conceptual design, interview preparation, and lead designer of 15 architectural
University of California, Berkeley, Summer Institute in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning
Intensive Summer Program to explore the Master's in Landscape Architecture. Earned Certificate for completion of the program.
University of Southern California (USC), BArch, Architecture
Earned my Bachelor of Architecture in the 5 year program at USC, with a minor emphasis in Art History.
Sacramento City College, Graphic Design/Fine Arts
Studied general education as well as fine arts and graphic design while playing on the intercollegiate Sacramento City College Softball team. I earned the NFCA- All- American Scholar Athlete Award in May of 2003.
USC Presidential Scholar, Scholarship
Presidential Scholar at USC from 2003-2008.