My interest in architectural and interior design is long standing. I secured an Internship with the Dean of the School of Design Strategies at Parsons in the beginning of the summer of 2012, and gained exposure to the architectural practices in helping with the design process and drawings for St. George’s School in Ethiopia. As a sophomore, I started my own company as a freelance designer to build up my portfolio and expound on the knowledge I’ve gained in school. I have earned several awards while a student at Parsons, The New School for Design, including the only senior to graduate with academic honors for the BFA Architectural Design program 2012. I was awarded a Dean’s Scholarship to Parsons for all of the years I attended, was on the Dean’s List for Fall 2009 and Spring 2012 as well as have projects selected for the Parsons Archive in Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, and Fall 2011.
Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, Dean's Assistant, Intern
St. George's School, Gondar, Ethiopia | Broomwood Schools for London
24 Hectare Site, Four Phase 3,500 square meters school for orphan children, Program development for site including school to work programs, pisiculture, horticulture and native gardens, agriculture, sustainable initiatives, dormitory and other residential for short stay accomodations.
Concept + Schematic Phase:
Design of six classrooms and support spaces, garden design + courtyard, agriculture, playground, water management, material research + selections
Provoke Design, Long Island City, NY, Freelance Designer
Assist clients in all areas of design layouts, product selections and coordination of subcontractors. Planned, organized and managed projects. Perspective renderings, space planning, floor plans etc.
Doxa Design Group, Tampa, FL, US, Design Consultant & Office Manager
Daily organization and maintenance of the company's accounting. Assisted in all areas of design layouts, product selections, floor plans etc. Experienced in drafting: space planning, floor plans. Skilled in cultivating valuable relations with high end clients and vendors.
Signature Designs of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL, Design Consultant & Project Manager
Assisted clients in all areas of design layouts, product selections, and coordinated subcontractors. Acted as purchasing agent. Planned, organized and managed projects to completion. Experienced in space planning, color boards and perspectives.
Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, Bachelors, Architectural Design