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I am a graduate from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles with a Master of Architecture II, Post Professional Degree, focusing on Design Computation, Building Information modelling, Material and Digital/Robotic Fabrication Research. My prior education was at New Jersey Institute of Technology, graduating with Bachelor of Architecture degree with Honors. I have worked in a few offices in New York, such as POD Design, Rux Design, and have also worked as a summer intern at RMJM HIllier (now RMJM) Architecture in Princeton location.
I have recently spent 1 year in a Design Research Lab M4 with Francois Roche, Stephan Henrich, Kris Munn, and Qi Su investigating territories of Biological/natural processes of self organization and algorithmic coding, material experimentation, to design protocols and fabrication using machinic processes. I have spent the Summer Term in Shanghai for the AAC Digital Futures Fabrication Studio and Computation seminars under the direction of Roland Snooks, Neil Leach, and Phillip Yuan. My Final Thesis Research was on Digital Fabrication and Automated construction via robotics in Biohazardous/radioactive environments. The Final Review was held at the Blue Tape Exhibition at the California Market Center in Downtown LA on Dec 14th 2012. I have also been involved with competitions/exhibitions involving ecological territories in design and the use of computation as a Design optimization tool.
I also have been co-authoring a design blog paranoid module at www.paranoidmodule.blogspot.com .
I want to use my existing knowledge and continue learning in a progressive architectural environment which practices on the forefront of design and engineering. I have spent the last few years exploring new methods of fabrication and parametric/algorythmic design with the intention on expanding the boundries of these emerging tools as proficient and intelligent protocols of production. I am a fast learner and am very open-minded and work well in a team.
Ball-Nogues Studio, Los Angeles, CA, US, Junior Designer / Fabricator
University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, Undergrad Thesis Teaching Assistant
Scripting consultant for 5th year undergraduate thesis students. Helping students with development of design parameters and complex geometries using rhinoscript, grasshopper, rhino4 + 5, and python.
University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, NAAB Review Coordination Assistant
Coordinated Spatial Layouts and Organised Student Work into a panel exhibition for the NAAB Accreditation Review at USC
University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, 3d Printing/prototyping Assistant Tech
Worked on fabrication production, from repairing machines to processing and developing fabrication files. Proficiency in Z-Corp, CNC and Uprint machines as well a Zprint, Z-edit, rhinocam, and Solidworks software. Also helped operating lasercutters.
Rux Design, New York, NY, US, Junior Designer
Worked on Stone-Ridge Resort in Virginia Design Development sukkah city competition entry, also participating in Pier 57 project in Manhattan. Worked in Rhino, grasshopper, autocad, 3dmax, vray for presentation documents, drawings, renderings, and material catalogues.
RMJM Hillier, Princeton, NJ, US, Summer Intern
Was trained in Autodesk Revit. Worked in the global education design studio specifically on Construction Documentation/ mockup detail modelling of Peddie School Athletic Center. Also participated in the global design studio for the Palm Jebel Ali II Masterplanning physical model fabrication. Also gained credits towards IDP by attending seminars in Professional Practice, LEED AP Examination, and Ceiling/ Acoustic Systems.
POD DESIGN+MEDIA LLC ®, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern
Assisted in Construction and Design Documentation on CT-1 House in Warren CT, Art Installation Bodhi Obfuscatus (Space Baby) at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of World Cultures), Berlin. Worked on prototyping design of generative furniture. Built full scale models of cellular chandelier. Worked in model-making, concept design, and early CDs of the Slice House. Also assisted in coordinating, marketing,graphic design, and office management.
University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Architecture
Master of Architecture, Post Professional Degree
1 Year Lab M4 (Mind Material Machine Manufacture) Studio With Francois Roche, Stephan Henrich, Kris Mun, and Qi Su
AAC Digital Futures Computation Workshop and Fabrication Studio with Neil Leach, Roland Snooks, and Phillip Yuan in Shanghai China
Thesis on Autonomous Robotic Construction/remediation systems/strategies in Biohazardous Territories called "Redundancies"
Delivered Student Lecture on Thinkspace Competition Awarded in Summer of 2011 in collaboration with Jili Huang
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, US, BArch, Architecture
NAAB Accredited First Professional Degree with honors (5-year)
Foundation in Design Theory, Professional Practice, Building Systems, Nurbs, Polygonal, mesh modelling. CAD/CAM
Won Studio 2nd year Designer in Masonry Mockup Design Build Competition for Montessori School in Jersey City
Albert Dorman Honors Scholar
Participated in City hall Presentation in Newark for Multi-family Housing/mixed use project in Newark, NJ
Studied Abroad in Siena Summer Studio (www.ard7.wordpress.com)
Studied Abroad in Czech Republic/Austria/Croatia with help of University of New Orleans
Participated in ACSA Steel Competition during comprehensive 5th year studio for international hotel in Old Town Square in Prague
Won 2nd Prize in Sara Ward Nursury School competition for nursury playground design in Newark NJ.
Won Vice-Presidential Scholarship From Joel Bloom from Albert Dorman Honors College
AIA 2 X 8 Scholarship, Scholarship
Brooklyn Robotics Workshop Building Competition, Honorable Mention
USC Graduate Research Scholarship (48,000 for 18 months), Scholarship
Research was on parametric design + fabrication
Thinkspace + Ecological Borders Competition, 3rd Place
Was recognised in Unconference in Zagrab, Croatia. Sponsored by Zagreb society of architects and Storefront of art and architecture.
T-Splines Design Contest 2011, Honorable Mention
Best Student Design Award. Work was also exhibited in LA- Artwalk in exhibition Architecture and the Logic Machine, and in a graduate series lecture given at USC
USC Guild Travelling Fellowship, Honorable Mention
Runner-up on proposal for Financial assistance in fabrication research conducted in AAC digital Future studio in Shanghai, China.
Sara Ward Nursury Competition, 2nd Place
Competition for construction of a nursury school playground and renovation for Sara Ward School in Newark NJ.
Albert Dorman Honors Scholarship (12,000) for three semesters, Scholarship
Was awarded based on studies in Prague and essays on globalization, architecture, and culture.