Assoc. AIA | LEED AP+
Having graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2011 from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, I am a person with a multiplicity of talents, skills, and ambitions among which are my thesis and portfolio awards and nominations, competition short listings, writing publications, LEED accreditation, and recent passing of my first of seven A.R.E. exams- Structural Systems. Most recently, I have been published by Lindsay Bremner, the former Chair of the Architecture Department in an anthology of works related to Architectural theory and participated in an advanced research studio concentrating on informal and illegal forms of spatial appropriation in urban environments around the world, headed by Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss. I am also currently assisting Dr. Anna Klingmann in her research for the Venice Architecture Bienial, directed by Rem Koolhaas.
Upon attaining my degree, I was immediately employed at the Applied Design Initiative, a Manhattan-based architectural firm whose projects were primarily corporate interiors for clients such as Associated Press, Dow Jones Industrial, JP Morgan Chase, the Xinhua News Agency, DC Comics, Warner Brothers, among others. As an intern at the firm, my work was mostly in production of construction documents and participation in surveys. I later accepted an offer from SBLM Architects to become a draftsman in their Retail Studio. At SBLM, I created and edited Construction documents in AutoCAD 2013 and Revit 2013, renderings in Sketchup 8.0, Rhino 4.0, and 3D Studio Max with Vray and Mental Ray, and presentations using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Indesign CS6 for some of the firm’s clients. The most notable project I was involved with was the schematic design, design development, and construction document phase for the Kohls New York Design Office expansion, which featured the complete renovation of two building floors (totaling 70,000 SF) and the complex continuation of a grand staircase. Other responsibilities included doing schematic feasibility and zoning studies for residential developers.
Most recently, I completed a second internship with Interior Management, a New York City-based and family-owned luxury residential construction company. I interned at Interior Management during my second year of college, and returned to the company for more Construction Administration experience which contributes toward licensure in New York State. My job entails assisting project managers in all aspects of construction, including the coordination of construction activity, schedule, budget, and change orders. Notable projects include an $8.5 million renovation to a duplex apartment on Park Avenue, formerly owned by the Astor family, and a $1.5 million combination of two apartments on 5th Avenue in Manhattan.
As a recent graduate who speaks several languages, I am seeking an opportunity to work within a challenging and creative international practice, one which challenges convention and is bold in its aspirations to push forward toward the discovery of new horizons. Among my interests are sustainability and adaptive re-use, material research, and architectural design within an urban context. My Thesis project, which focused on the re-appropriation of socialist housing in Eastern Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, also speaks of my interest in the dynamics of urban communal life set within an existing rigid infrastructure.
Interior Management Inc., New York, NY, US, Assistant Project Manager
I interned at Interior Management Inc during my second year of college. I returned to them four years later for more hands-on construction experience. At Interior Management, I assist project managers in all facets of the construction process. Responsbilities include coordinating construction activity, schedule, budget and change orders for high-end apartments in New York CIty. Notable projects include an $8.5 million major rennovation to a duplex on Park Avenue, and a $1.5 million dollar combination of two apartments on 5th Avenue in Manhattan.
SBLM Architects, New York, NY, Draftsman
As a draftsman in both the Retail and Mixed-Use studio of the firm, my job at SBLM Architects entailed creating construction documents, renderings, and presentations for some of the firm’s biggest clients. Most notably, I was involved in the schematic design, design development, and construction document phase for the 70,000 SF Kohls New York Design Office Expansion, which featured the complex continuation of a grand staircase connecting three building floors. Other work, included zoning and feasilibity studies for various developers.
Applied Design Initiative, LLC, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern
I was offered an Internship at the Applied Design Initiative, a New York architectural firm specializing in corporate interiors, at the very end of my Thesis year. At ADI, my responsbilibites included the creation and editing of Construction Docuemtns as as well as assisting in the marketing of the firm’s work. Among the projects I was involved in was a massive on-going effort to obtain a permanent Certificate of Occupancy for the Broadway Real Estate Building (450 West 33rd Street, NY), which included the surveying of all aspects of the building that needed upgrading in order to show the Department of Buildings that the building was up to code, as well as drafting clear plans, elevations and sections of the building in order to tell an accurate story about the building’s current uses after many years of changes. My internship at ADI, also gave me my first opportunity to create and edit a full set of details for the Restack of the Washington DC Headquarters of the Associated Press, and edit a full set of Construction Documents for several locations of the New York Blood Center and the New York Athletic Club.
Projects Design Associates, New York, NY, US, Freelance Designer
I interned at Projects Design Associates twice during college: once in 2007, and a second time in 2010. In 2007, my job entailed the design of presentations for clients like Chef Charlie Palmer, Hip-Hop Artist Jay-Z, and singer Beyonce, the production of digital renderings for the 40/40 club in Las Vegas, as well as the coordination of information exchanged between the clients, contractors, architects, interior designers, and materials manufacturers involved in various projects. In 2010, I assisted in schematic design, 3D modeling, and code analysis for a Manhattan Karaoke Club.
Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP, New York, NY, US, Intern
Upon graduation of High School, my unpaid internship at Beyer Blinder Belle was my very first work experience in an internationally acclaimed architectural firm. During my time there, I assisted the project-development team composed of architects and urban planners on a one million square foot neighborhood in Toronto, Canada, and compiled a database of over 1000 previously completed projects for the use of senior executives within the firm.
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, US, BArch, Architecture
Architecture Program Undergraduate Charrette Shortlist, Other
ARCC/King Medal Award, Nomination
Named in honor of the late Jonathan King, co-founder and first president of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC), this award will be given to one student per ARCC member school. Selection of school recipients is at the discretion of the individual institutions, but will be based upon criteria that acknowledge innovation, integrity, and scholarship in architectural and/or environmental design research.
The award may be made at either the graduate or the undergraduate level.
Da Vinci Prize, Nomination
The "Leonardo da Vinci" World Award of Arts has been established as a means of acknowledgment to those who offer a positive message to mankind through different expressions of art.
It is conferred upon a renowned artist, sculptor, writer, poet, cinematographer, photographer, architect, musician or other performing artist, whose work constitutes a significant contribution to the artistic legacy of the world.
The qualifying jury is constituted of internationally renowned artists, authorities, and members of the World Cultural Council.
The prize consists of a diploma, a commemorative medal and US$ 10,000.
Temple University Undergraduate Portfolio Award, Award
Award for best visual representation of undergraduate work upon official acceptance into the 5-year professional architectural program at Temple University's Tyler School fo Art.
OpenGAP- M_Art Competition Shortlist., Other
Architecture Program Undergraduate Charrette, Honorable Mention
Deiner Brick Award, Nomination
Diener Brick Company was founded in 1925 by L.W.Diener. Our offices and Showroom are located in Collingswood N.J., which is a suburb of Philadelphia. From this location seven salespeople service Architects, Contractors and Construction Management firms in the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
Our primary focus since the inception of the Company has been on commercial and architectural products as well as custom residential projects. Currently, we represent some of the finest brick manufacturers in the country as well as specialty block, cast stone and mortar manufactures. One thing that the Company is particularly proud of is our relationship with these companies and their people. Diener Brick Company has been together with some of these organizations since our founding. Many others stretch beyond 25 years.