What inspires me as a designer is creating a network of fundamentals that harmoniously coexist together: the integration of structure into its context, space evoking the human condition, oscillation of form and function, and the marrying of old with the new.
My passion truly blossomed from my childhood experiences overseas in Germany. I was so fascinated by the preservation efforts put forth by the local governments and organizations, specifically the restoration of castles and cathedrals. Not long after, I attained a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oregon, which I was able to complete in four years of a five-year program. After graduation I moved around a bit and due to the downturn of the economy I pursued other endeavors by applying my minor in business. However, I still maintained a connection as I volunteer my free time to the Architectural Heritage Center in Portland, OR by assisting in the cataloging of demolished building artifacts, giving tour guides at historic home tours, attending education programs and assisting First Friday art exhibits in the museum. My passion is alive as ever and I’m very eager to immerse myself in the architecture profession.
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, BArch, Architecture