I’ve worked with both Jimeneze Lai of Bureau Spectacular and Xavier Vendrell of Xavier Vendrell Studios. Working with Jimenez Lai at Bureau Spectacular I gained valuable design experience through the execution of final drawings and models for multiple design competitions including BOFFO Building Fashion and The Central Glass International Architectural Design Competition. At Xavier Vendrell Studios I held the role of lead model builder and was responsible for the completion of the Navy Pierscape Redesign Competition Model. This model was displayed at both the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art and Chicago Architectural Foundation.
Academically, I graduated Summa cum laude with a Bachelors of Science in Architecture and a Minor in Art History from the University of Illinois at Chicago. I am a recipient of the Alpha Rho Chi Medal of Merit and have exhibit three projects at the UIC School of Architecture’s Year End Show in 2011 and 2012.
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Public Relations Assistant
• Helped to design, organize and execute Primitive Delights and Tales from the Crypt exhibitions.
• Front desk responsibilities included answering phones, responding to inquiries and generating mailing lists.
• Executed required tasks independently from direct supervision.
Xavier Vendrell Studio, Chicago, IL, US, Model Builder
• Responsible for the design and execution of the competition model for Navy Pier Redesign Competition.
• Made design decisions with regards to material choice and method for model construction.
• Charged with leading a small team to effectively complete the competition model.
Bureau Spectacular / Jimenez Lai, Chicago, IL, US, Intern
· Participated in design process for multiple projects.
· Model making, both physical and computer generated.
· Generated material for BOFFO Fashion Design Competition entry package.
· Executed drawings for the Central Glass International Architectural Design Competition.
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Bachelors, Architecture
Summa Cum Laude
w/ a Minor in Art History
PINarchitecture February Competition, 2nd Place
Recipient of Schneider Kan Scholarship, Scholarship
Selected Exhibitor at UIC School of Architecture Year End Show 2011 & 2012, Other
Recipient Alpha Rho Chi Medal of Merit, Award