I am a recent graduate of Cornell University’s Bachelor’s of Architecture program looking for work in innovative firms tackling environmental and urban issues through low-impact design approaches.
Over the last five years my academic work has focused on discovering latent ecologies in highly disturbed landscapes: abandoned pit mines, industrial landfills, dredged wetlands, e.g. In such places, which Robert Smithson referred to as “entropic landscapes,” self-regulating processes of resilience, once found in the dynamic relationships between species, landforms and climate have been irrevocably altered. When left alone, the entropic landscape does not improve, but only continues on a feedback loop of deterioration. I see design as the potential to establish new systems and cycles that provide resilience and self-regulation within the context of human-altered environments
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