I recently completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia School of Architecture. I graduated with honors and received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree on May 20, 2012. I am now figuring out my next steps in my architectural journey and I am excited to see what the future brings.
Design themes that interest me include: SCALE: the relation of the body to a personal versus a communal space | FABRICATION: from material research to the process of building art installations, I am interested how fabrication plays an integral role in design rather than designing without the final feel in mind | SOCIAL ACTIVISM: the architectural projects that are most interesting to me are those that serve a role in the community and provide much more than just an addition to the built environment
I am originally from Roanoke, VA (the largest city in not-so-large Southwest Virginia) and have traveled to China, Western Europe, and all of the Eastern US. I spend my free time pursuing sports that play a role in community development, messing around with photography, and going to music shows.
Leers Weinzapfel, Boston, MA, US, Extern
During my week long externship I worked on the design of a technology centered university design competition by creating a SketchUp model of the existing area. I was also exposed to completed projects of the firm and how they process went from conceptual through construction to finished product.
University of Virginia School of Architecture, Charlottesville, VA, US, Teaching Assistant
During my fourth year at UVa I was a teaching assistant for Architecture 1010: Lessons of the Lawn and taught a group of nine first year students with another TA. We exposed the students to verbalizing spatial themes of exploration as well as diagramming techniques.
Turenscape, Shanghai, CN, Intern
During my two month internship I worked on the design for a cluster of 6 buildings at a fish hatchery resort using SketchUp and AutoCAD. The design took a traditional Chinese courtyard house and modernized the design through adding a glazed corridor, using a butterfly roof for rain collection, adding curves of the site to the back elevation, and using am updated material palette. I gave the firm some ideas for the designs while my colleagues focused on the landscape of the site.
CBS Rentals LLC, Charlottesville, VA, US, Paintcrew
As a summer job, I got experience with interior painting and slight renovations by working for a rental company during college turnover season. Techniques included painting interior walls and floors, spackling and sanding, and demolition.
Hill Studio, Roanoke, VA, US, Intern
For a high school class elective I had the opportunity to work at Hill Studio and study different sustainable energy technologies that resulted in designing a passive solar house using SketchUp and physical modeling tools.
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, US, BArch, Architecture
I received a non-professional Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree and graduated with honors.
Eduardo Arroyo Award, 1st Place
Eduardo Arroyo Award: member in design group in Project GAIT-Way school-wide Belmont Bridge re-design competition, award given by guest critic for his favorite design