My pursuit of Architecture began working as a laborer in the construction industry. However being an artist, I eventually succumbed to my desire to engage the design process. Hence, I was accepted into the graduate program at the New Jersey Institute of Technology where I received a Master of Architecture, graduating in May 2012. Throughout my graduate career I was fortunate to receive considerable recognition with multiple design awards and scholarships from 2010 through 2012. Since July 2012, I have been working in the city of Philadelphia under Michael Ryan (AIA) with the firm of Michael Ryan Architects.
I find great joy in creating. I thrive as part of a team of like-minded individuals in an environment grounded in creativity and innovation. I possess a thorough understanding of contemporary digital design tools. With a continuously expanding understanding of construction logic and technical assemblies, my truest excitement lies in turning ideas into realities.
Michael Ryan Architects, Philadelphia, PA, US, Project Manager / Designer
Involved in all aspects of operations for various residential, institutional and commercial projects. Job responsibilities require engagement in all phases of project development from schematic design through project realization.
MRA website: www.michaelryanarchitects.com
Canton Custom Homes, Construction
Involved in various aspects of operations. Tasks include architectural design, construction and shop drawing review, material take-offs, general carpentry and on-site maintenance.
The New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Assisted Associate Professors in the implementation of 4th year undergraduate Architectural History courses. The position also required that I perform as a guest critic for undergraduate Architectural Design studios.
Radey Associate Architects, Intern
Involoved in schematic design and development phases of government, religious and residential projects. Tasks also included meeting and presenting with clients, presentation development, 3D digital modeling and rendering.
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), MArch, Architecture
University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Bachelors, Environmental Studies
NJIT Comprehensive Studio Award, 1st Place
Awarded for design excellence to the student with the best studio project.
NJIT Second Year Graduate Excellence in Design, 1st Place
Awarded for the design of a mixed-use housing development set in Newark, NJ.
Calao Family Scholarship in International Design, 1st Place
Awarded for work completed while abroad in Italy with NJIT’s ‘Siena Summer Studio’.
NJIT First Year Graduate Excellence in Design, Honorable Mention, Honorable Mention