There is one quality that drives my aspiration to become an architect...insatiable curiosity. I am a problem solver; I strive to understand how things work. By breaking a problem down into pieces, and rebuilding it on my own terms, I can intuitively address any task.
Creativity in its varied forms has characterized my life since childhood. It provides meaning in my life. Architecture has become the professional vehicle through which I express my creative spirit. Above all I treasure those epiphanous moments when creative ideas form, when out of nothingness an innovative thought materializes. My thirst for creativity in large part drives my decision to pursue a career in Architecture.
WZ Architecture, San Francisco, CA, US, Designer
Currently providing high quality Architectural Design with a focus on retail, commercial, healthcare and institutional building types.
Portland Jewish Academy, Portland, OR, US, Marketing Intern
Designed print and digital marketing materials and provided other administrative functions.
University of Oregon, Portland, OR, US, Graduate Research Fellow
Provided research assistance to Professor Gerald Gast as well as critiqued student work durring the class, Principles of Urban Design.
Pisco Sin Fronteras, Pisco, Peru, Project Leader, Volunteer
Reconstruction of city devastated from an earthquake in 2008. Project Leader of team constructing houses from discarded shipping pallets.
University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, US, Assistant to the Energy Conservation Officer
Conducted energy audits, bided contracts and tracked energy efficiency upgrades on campus buildings.
Law Office of Franklin D. Azar and Assoc., Aurora, CO, US, Administrative Assistant, Designer
Summer position while attending University of Colorado. Duties included investigation, insurance and medical records.
Worked with upper management in summer of 2008 to provided conceptual design for renovation of Aurora office.
Rodwin Architecture, Boulder, CO, US, Intern
Duties included drafting and editing; office assistant
Rosewood Construction Inc., Boulder, CO, US, Laborer
Construction of single-family homes in Boulder
University of Oregon in Portland, Portland, OR, US, MArch, Architecture
University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, US, Bachelors, Environmental Design
9th in class of 170.
Professional Certification of Peace and Conflict Studies.
International Jazz Advocacy Mission (IJAM) Scholarship, Scholarship
An intensive one-month jazz music theory workshop in Italy. 12 hours per day of music theory and instrument practice as well as a concert tour to nearby villages.
Photography Award, Award
Photography Award from Curator of the University of Colorado Art Museum.