BLD.design, Brooklyn, NY, US, Sole Proprietor
I am operating as BLD.design, consulting for various architects on an approach that grows naturally from a quest and search for ideas and answers. I am working on several renovation/rehabilitation projects in South Street Seaport area that were damaged by Hurricane Sandy, a house in the Hampton Bays which is being elevated due to rising flood levels, and several high end residential renovations in Manhattan. While maintaining and enhancing my architectural knowledge, I also continue to work with various firms, producing 3d visualizations, helping to better communicate ideas to clients.
In my free time, I am studying for the Building Systems portion of the architectural registration exams in NYC. My goal is to be licensed in 2 years. I also enjoy “throwing” pottery. This allows me the ability to generate pure form, influenced directly through the forces of my hands in conjunction with centrifugal force. Unlike architecture, this allows you to create a "space" on the micro level using nothing but earth (clay) materials and pressures applied through the hands(fingers). I love the scale and malleability.
Rietveld Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Architect
Functioning as a drafter and designer for the renovation and expansion of an 1824 residential brownstone in London.
Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman & Associates Architects, llc, New York, NY, US, Project Architect
Functioning as a project architect, rendering specialist, and drafter based on an approach that grows naturally from a quest for ideas and answers.
While with GSKA, I worked on several hotel projects located in both Manhattan and Brooklyn. I also worked on the expansion and renovation of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami.
EPoc Partnership, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect
This position began as an internship where my former professor asked me to come work for him. I began by working on small interior projects and competitions. This later grew into working on the expansion and renovation of the Javits Center. I also implemented Cinema 4D into the office, allowing for diverse & organic form making, preventing design limitations.
I also designed the firms website: www.EPocPartnership.com
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, US, BArch, Architecture
Dean's Design Award, 2nd Place
During comprehensive studio we were given the task of designing an aquarium while focusing in on the design and detailing of a shark tank.
Masonry Competition at NJIT, 1st Place
This was a semester long project which entailed the design of a performance theater. We also had to design a large scale model of a portion of the building which would later be built outside the university at a 1:1 scale.