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I received my Bachelor of Architecture (5 yr) degree in May 2012 through Temple University's Architecture Program, and have accepted a position at a firm in Oldtown Alexandria.
Architecture will always be about the people that build it, experience it and transform it. They are the engaged passersby, the daydreaming commuter, the shop owner, the brunchers, and the cable guy. It intrigues me to think about how our tangible context is the culmination of needs and resources and collaborations!
My approach to ideation is to encourage a balance between visionary concepts and pragmatic execution. I believe that good design is attainable to all, and that good design also coincides with "responsible design". Some of the most brilliant ideas are the most simple, but never simplistic. I am passionate and driven by what I do, and consider myself so lucky to have surrounded myself with such great minds and hard workers.
Neale Architects, Alexandria, VA, US, Architectural Designer
Currently, I am heading a local renovation project (under the supervision of Mr. Wayne Neale), involving a comprehensive Permit Set featuring as-builts, demolition drawings and proposed drawings, which comply with IRC, IBC and ADA standards.
Architects Group Practice, Alexandria, VA, US, Architectural Designer
My primary role at ARGP is as an architectural designer, however, I also provide supporting functions such as marketing (new website, client relations, competitions) and office management (supplies, systemic organization, materials library). I have had involvement in a variety of new construction and renovation projects in automotive, commercial, hospitality, religious and residential typologies through bidding, schematic design, design development, and contract documents. Every site visit, code analysis, and contract review has provided valuable learning experience, and I am constantly seeking continuing education opportunities to maintain professional and academic relevance.
Possemato Studio Architetti, Solopaca, IT, Architectural Intern
My time with Studio Possemato developed into an international experience wherein I was fortunate enough to work on various local projects and competitions under the guidance of Franco Possemato and Girolamo D’Agostino. Projects included interior design, furniture design, graphic design, digital modeling (Rhinoceros), rendering, post-processing, as well as photo documentation of past and present projects by the firm.
L'Heureux Page Werner Architecture, Great Falls, MT, US, Architectural Intern, Web Designer
For my first position within an architectural setting, I was tasked with the design of an entirely fresh replacement website for this mid-sized firm, utilizing Adobe Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Illustrator. This venture included a collaboration with an outside consultant to enable the website with flash. An additional function of mine within the firm was the photo documentation of past and present works of L’Heureux Page Werner, many of which were featured on the website. The firm allowed me to observe their marketing, presentation, and construction process, as well as experience a side of architecture concerned with regionalism and influences of schooling.
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, US, BArch, Architecture
[SPRING] _ Graduated from Temple University's Bachelor of Architecture Program.
[SPRING] _ Received the Da Vinci Prize for the 2011-2012 Architectural Thesis.
[SPRING] _ Nominated for the Architectural Program Memorial Award, Faculty Thesis Award, and Diener Brick Company Award for the 2011-2012 Architectural Thesis.
[SPRING] _ Received an Honorable Mention from the Temple University Architecture Department for the 2012 John Stewardson Memorial Scholarship in Architecture submission.
[SPRING] _ Spring semester completed in Roma, Italy as part of the Architecture Department’s Study Abroad Program (Temple University) from January to April
[SPRING + FALL] _ Participated in the video documentation and editing of lectures held at Temple University featuring an international and local class of architects
[SPRING] _ Received an Honorable Mention and award for architectural portfolio submission for the five-year program
[SPRING] _ Participated in one of the top five groups in a charette held by the Temple Architecture Department in January
[SPRING] _ Selected to be a member of a four person panel addressing the issues of studio culture and revising Temple University’s Architecture Studio Policy document in March and April
[FALL] _ Work was selected by Temple University’s Architecture Department for documentation of first year studio progress
Faculty Thesis Award, Nomination
Da Vinci Prize, 1st Place
On behalf of the faculty at Temple University's Architecture Department, this monetary award acknowledges the student graduating in Bachelor of Architecture Program whose thesis project shows innovative research and inventive use of technology as an integral part of the project's theoretical and aesthetic expression.
Diener Brick Company Award, Nomination
Architectural Program Memorial Award, Nomination
Architectural Portfolio Submission, Honorable Mention
Received an Honorable Mention and award for the architectural portfolio submission for admission to the five-year program in Spring 2009