Wallace Roberts & Todd (WRT), Philadelphia, PA, US, Designer
WRT is a collection of architects, urban planners, and landscape architects. Currently as an Architectural Designer my design work has focused on the integration of architecture and landscape within several east coast cities. The redevelopment of a garage at 8th and Filbert Streets in Philadelphia was conceived as a creative streetscape and façade strategy to transform the garage into a gateway to the city. This project also converts an underpass at 8th Street as a shelter for an urban room, redefining the underpass as a shelter instead of a blighted part of in the neighborhood. Another project involves a multi-building apartment project in Baltimore designed to bridge the gap between a small residential neighborhood and a large college campus.
I also lead the Building Information Modeling (BIM) User Group, which includes lectures on software advancements and coordinating the use of BIM on more and more projects. I am currently working on an apartment building in Allentown that completes the western extension of the city's arts walk.
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, US, Shop Monitor
Boxwood Architects LLC, Philadelphia, PA, US, Intern
Habitat for Humanity, Philadelphia, PA, US, Research Assistant to Sally Harrison
Researcher and Surveyor in the cataloging of Habitat for Humanity's target region for neighborhood development. Compiled research, statistical and firsthand, to highlight neighborhood growth and Habitat's progress over the past 25 years. This research was packaged into maps, graphics, and text in order for it to be used in the application process to receive additional grants and attract donors
Burkavage Design Associates, Clarks Summit, PA, US, Intern
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, US, BArch, Architecture
The John Stewardson Memorial Fellowship in Architecture is an annual competition for a $10,000 traveling scholarship open to graduating students in their final year of a professional, accredited program in architecture in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The 2012 project centered on the design of a cinema, parking garage, and cafe that were intended to become the links to connect Spring Garden St. and a portion of the Reading Viaduct. The design also integrated schemes to rethink traffic along Spring Garden St. and a design for a linear park atop the viaduct.
With this travel scholarship I spent two months studying the works of Peter Zumthor, Carlos Scarpa, Pater Latz and other designers who effectively merge landscape and architecture. I also spent a month in Paris studying Le Corbusier and Parisian parks and public space.
Grant to research rehabilitated postindustrial landscapes in Seattle, WA. Researched Gas Works Park, Olympic Sculpture Park, and Freeway Park specific to my Thesis research. These three parks were looked at through the lens of the relationship between architecture, landscape, and weather patterns
The Carpenter's Company of Philadelphia, Scholarship
AIA Northeastern Pennsylvania, Scholarship
AIA Henry Adams Certificate of Merit, Honorable Mention