I am intrigued by how architecture affects community. My installation work has provided me with a unique understanding of fabrication and construction process. I am extremely passionate about executing sculptural and abstract ideas through architecture. I tackle design problems through the lenses of science and sculpture. I enjoy remolding conceptual designs through sketches and models and am excited about the road to licensure.
Wood & Metal Shop, Burbank, CA, US, Supervisor
Supervisor- Responsible for opening and closing wood and metal fabrication shops, ensuring it is staffed appropriately at all times, and calculating time sheets. Calibrating and repairing machines for precision, issuing and assisting in the proper use of tools, and recommending the appropriate tool and method according to project, materials and desired end results. Train new staff members in machine maintenance, repair, safety, and fabrication techniques. Demo, organization, and expansion of the shop.
Shop Safety Instructor- Teach and certify in general shop safety principals and practices through proper demonstration of power tools such as: hand, band, table, and circular saws, planers, joiners, routers, lathes, sanders, mortisers, drills and other tools. Metal training sessions for shearing, welding, and grinding.
Pedro E. Guerrero: Photographs of Modern Life, Hollywood, CA, US, Gallery Assistant
Organizing and displaying archived architectural photography by Guerrero who worked as Frank Lloyd Wright’s photographer for twenty years. His approach to architectural photography was capturing the dynamic spatial qualities of the compositions as though it were sculpture. http://www.archdaily.com/224503/pedro-e-guerrero-photographs-of-modern-life/
Richard Barnes : Unnatural Spaces, Burbank, CA, US, Gallery Assistant
Organizing and displaying works including Unabomber and Animal Logic which take a provocative stance on how architecture is both a complicit partner in, and also an unwitting subject of, the practice of presentation. http://architecture.woodbury.edu/jsi/?portfolio=richard-barnes-unnatural-spaces
The Beta Movement, Hollywood, CA, US, Gallery Assistant
Installing, and finishing a series of scenographic frames which generated two different optical perspectival projections depending on approach from the front or back gallery entries. The result was an inhabitable geometric drawing fragmenting the space. The installation was in conjunction with a team from the Taubman College of Architecture +Urban Planning. http://wuho.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/the-beta-movement-web.pdf
13.3%, Hollywood, CA, US, Gallery Assistant
Display walls and organizing the final submissions and archive.13.3% is the percentage of women architects and an open-call for drawings, writing, videos, and artifacts which highlight conceptual and realized projects by women. http://wuho.org/13point3
Woodbury University, BArch, Architecture
Minor: Urban Studies
Maxine Frankel Award, Grant
Grant for the Architectural Registration Examinations.
US Department of Housing and Urban Development Scholarship, Scholarship
Design studio examining water infrastructure in arid regions, specifically the American West.
Hispanic Serving Institutions Assisting Communities Scholarship, Scholarship
Scholarship covering tuition and traveling expenses for examining water infrastructure in arid regions; specifically focusing on how water shaped communities in the American West.
Ross G. Walker Leadership Cup, 1st Place
Recognition of my leadership abilities and scholarly success.