With special interest in the overlap between seemingly disparate disciplines — whether it be education, architecture, urban planning, or policy — I believe in collaboration as a critical tool for work which facilitates social change as well as tangible improvements in the spatial dynamics of cities.
David's School Blog on Archinect:
This blog likely arises from an over-abundance of architectural theory courses this semester. There are far too many thoughts ruminating in the atmosphere at Taubman College to not transcribe somewhere.
Guidebits, Brooklyn, NY, US, Visual Designer [freelance]
Worked collaboratively to develop the conceptual framework of the product, created wireframe mock-ups of site functionality, tools, user experience, and developed strategies for branding, graphic design, and visual identity.
Ampersand | Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Editor
Development of publication framework, coordination of call for submissions, creation and maintenance of annual budget, and managing of editorial and graphic design teams.
University of Michigan - Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Researcher
Mapping, diagramming, and design speculation on urbanism and infrastructure in Jakarta, Indonesia, in conjunction with University of Indonesia and Hong Kong University.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL, Magnet Chairperson
Implementation of courses merging applied arts, math, and science
Instruction in science and technology
Florida International University, Miami, FL, Guest Professor
Lecture, desk critiques, and coordination of third year undergraduate studio, in collaboration with Malik Benjamin, Associate Professor
Miami-Dade County Park & Recreation, Miami, FL, Research Intern
Research associated with Miami-Dade Open Space Master Plan & Regional Greenways
Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL, Instructor
Instruction in 7th Grade Comprehensive Science, 9th Grade Language Arts
John Weller Architect, Inc., South Miami, FL, US, Junior Designer
Schematic design and construction documentation for private residences, construction documents of several house additions.
Sixto Architects, Inc., South Miami, FL, Design Intern
Assist with developing proposals for low-income housing in Miami-Dade County, developed analytical studies of existing housing developments at various scales.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, MArch, Master of Architecture - 2G
Master of Architecture, Advanced Standing
Florida International University, Miami, Bachelors, School of Architecture
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Minor in Philosophy
Howard & Judith Sims Scholarship, University of Michigan, Scholarship
Rookie Teacher of the Year, Parkway Middle Community School, Award
USGBC Natural Talent Design Competition, South Florida Chapter, Honorable Mention
Imagining Recovery: Toward a Design Economy, Competition Winner, 1st Place
Presidential Scholar, Florida International University, Scholarship