I believe in creating beautiful things and have created pleasant design with everything from a kitchen cutting board to an airwalk civic planning project in New York City. There is great pleasure to be found in working in a wood shop to create a table or build forms for a concrete planter or sculpture.
Recently, I studied music composition which has greatly furthered my skill in music and architecture. Harmony, rhythm, structure, keys, metered music, architectural unit systems all interrelate if you are conscious.
In addition to creating things in design and music I also enjoy gardening.
CECO Concrete Construction, Tempe, Laborer
We are building an 11-story hotel, Marriot Residence Inn, and creating the formwork in conjunction with Hardrock Concrete Placement Co. It is an unusual pairing of companies, however, both companies had other jobs going on and needed to team up.
I have helped strip forms and prepare materials to fly up to the next floor. Assembled outriggers, reset them on various floors, flown tables, worked on edge forms, etc. Quite an experience.
Charles Schiffner & Associates, Phoenix, AZ, US, Project manager, draftsman
Consult with engineers to coordinate structural, mechanical, electrical systems and specifications. Create preliminary designs for projects in the office. Create renderings of proposed designs. Create construction documents under the guidance of Mr. Schiffner. Call manufacturers, meet with clients, city staff and contractors.
Vertical Design Studios, LLC, Phoenix, AZ, US, Junior Designer
Preliminary designs for retail tenant improvements, exterior seating areas, pool and recreation for hotel. Create construction documents under the guidance of Mr. Scott Godfrey.
Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, AZ, US, Music Composition
History, counterpoint, part-writing, theory, keyboard technique, singing technique, guitar technique and composition studies.
Taliesin, The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Scottsdale, AZ, US, MArch, Architecture
A 3 year program of architecture. Site design, structural systems, construction documents, gardening, construction, remodeling, drawings, renderings, paintings, metal sculpture.
Built a desert shelter which was published in Architectural Record magazine in September 2006.
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, US, Bachelors, Landscape Architecture
Site design, urban analysis, classically designed landscapes from the hanging Gardens of Babylon to modern works by Dan Kiley, for example. Rendering, drawings, plans, sections, perspectives, etc. Plant studies, english, maths, geology, etc.
Vermont Technical College, Randolf Center, VT, USA, Landscape Design
Preliminary exposure to drawing methods, color, rendering, plant material, exemplary landscape design and architecture work.
Transfered to CSU
Published in Architectural Record magazine for my exemplary design and construction of 3 Desert Way, my desert shelter at Taliesin West, headquarters of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.