I am an architect, painter, and sketch book fanatic, located in Brooklyn - New York City with a true desire to discover what is unexplored in the world in which we exist, and to find symbiosis between ourselves and that world.
I am driven by our sense of self in relation to the ground and the sky, and I strive to create spaces that remind us of that.
My strengths lie in my affinity for management (in-adamant and adamant), my eye for details, my problem solving nature, and my need to innovate.
The bulk of my experience is in residential work, and I look forward to expanding to small scale spaces that have a heartbeat and a pulse. I wish to draw from the energy of the environment, be it a place of refuge from that energy, or a place to plug into its current.
Self, Brooklyn, NY, US, Architect
I am a self-employed architect, and work with a number of highly talented independent architects, interior designers, furniture designers, interior decorators, artists, and industrial designers. I have assisted in their visions of ground up residences, interior renovations, custom furniture, and space planning.
I enjoy working with creative designers and clients who are open-minded and flexible yet have a firm vision of their own. The fun in collaboration comes with the meeting of minds, like-minded ones or those contradictory to mine.
My daily tasks run the gamut of detailed drawings for construction, to presentation drawings for clients. I have extensive daily interaction with clients, vendors, contractors, and designers. I work with people local to NYC or as remote as Paris (thank you, Skype Share Screen!).
I work on a Mac and use Vectorworks and Photoshop.
I have knowledge of NYC DOB (although this knowledge seems to expand and shrink simultaneously), and NYC Landmarks Preservation Society.
I am lucky enough to work with such designers as: Quentin Conybeare; Jane Burd; David Griffin; Pembrooke & Ives; Reade St. Studio; Pulse 3AM; Michael Lewis.
Andrew Pollock Architect, PC, New York, NY, US, Project Designer
I worked along side of architect, Andrew Pollock, for 5 years during our creation of a number of high end ground up and historic restoration residences in the Hamptons. Additionally we worked on a 3-apartment combination in NYC, a building lobby, and a few Brooklyn brownstone renovations.
During this period of time, I managed and produced full sets of drawings from the schematic design phase through construction drawings, and into construction administration. I assisted Andrew in developing his designs, custom architectural details, and custom interior millwork.
We worked very closely with our clients and their interior designers on many of our projects.
My additional responsibilities included taking part of all aspects of a small office, consultant coordination and developing a project organization standard.
While with Andrew Pollock Architect, I had the fortune of working with such designers as: Cullman & Kravis; Oehme, van Sweden & Associates; Pembrooke & Ives; Penny Drue Baird; Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design; Ben Krupinski; Cabinet Jean-Luis Denoit.
Pollock + Dickerson Architects, New York, NY, Project Designer
I worked very closely with architect, Brian Dickerson, on two country club buildings, as well as the master plan presentation for another country club, all in the Washington DC area.
I helped Brian develop his design iterations through board reviews, and into construction drawing form.
I managed two junior members during this time, delegating work among our team.
A large part of these buildings was the coordination of architect with structural engineer, and with mechanical/electrical/plumbing engineer.
Additionally, I worked with AIA contracts, Masterspec.
Self, Boston, MA and Brooklyn, NY, US, Independent architectural designer
Upon completion of my BArch, I worked independently with a number of offices and individuals, as I transitioned from student to professional.
During this time I focused on learning the workings of an office and project confinements so different from the limitlessness of academia.
While in Boston, I worked for Rebel Design, a design-build firm specializing in hospitality, as a presentation water color renderer. I also created permit sets for restaurants and bars.
In NYC, I worked for two wonderful offices, NV Architects and SPG Architects, as a supporting member of the offices, developing residential project drawings, building sketch models, and conducting site surveys.
Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, US, BArch, Architecture
Degree in Architecture
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, US, Bachelors, Fine Arts
Degree in Fine Arts with concentration in painting; Minor in Art History
Louis Rabinowitz Most Promising Artist Award, Award
Awarded upon graduation, Brandeis University