I am a recent graduate of Cornell University’s Bachelor’s of Architecture program with an academic and professional background that synthesizes the practices of architecture, landscape design, urban planning and ecology. I am seeking work that integrates these approaches to create meaningful places that benefit cultural and ecological systems alike.
With a strong academic footing in architectural design and visualization, and three years experience in landscape architecture and public projects management, I'm oriented toward career that engages public sector clients in the design, planning and management of large scale projects.
My recent academic work has focused on large scale design for the reclamation of abandoned industrial brownfields. In this work I seek to integrate cultural uses with the reclamation process to create a system of "negentropy" whereby the presence of humans is no longer destructive, but in fact, beneficial.
My other academic interests primarily approached large scale urban planning issues. My minor in Urban and Regional Studies brought together coursework in subjects such as transportation, zoning, affordable housing and equity.
KVA MATx, Boston, MA, US, Intern
Wegman's Hall: Construction documents
Worked with project manager to complete construction documents on all aspects of building design. Coordinated with HVAC, plumbing and electrical consultants. Produced quarter-scale model for client design review. Performed daily office administration tasks such as answering phones, greeting visitors, and receiving and sending mail.
Rahul Mehrotra Associates, Brookline, MA, US, Project Assistant
Sydney Modern Project: Competition
Drafted and rendered plans, sections and elevations. Assisted in final production and delivery of project boards, literature and presentations
Rick Manning Landscape Architect, Ithaca, NY, US, Design Intern
Cayuga Waterfront Trail: Six Mile Multi-Use Trail in Ithaca, NY
Designed, installed and maintained way-finding signage, on-trail amenities, and gardens. Published trail maps, promotional brochures and press materials. Managed web site and social media platforms. Managed 2-3 interns at any given time. Organized volunteer and community events. Worked with city and county organizations for approval and financing of new trails and improvement projects.
Friends of Stewart Park
Supported the establishment of a non-profit organization to promote, plan and finance improvements to Ithaca's Stewart Park. Designed and produced organization branding, web media and press materials. Assisted in grant writings and community outreach.
FXFOWLE Architects, New York, NY, US, Winter Intern
Worked on predesign and massing studies for the West Side Rail Yards
Mata Villarreal Garcia Design Group, McAllen, TX, US, Architectural Intern
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, BArch, Architecture
Five year B.Arch program.
Received a minor in Urban and Regional Studies
Lower Rio Grande Valley American Institute of Architects Scholar, Scholarship
four year scholarship toward the attendance of architecture school
Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America, Award