Spatial experience, mood and emotional association are the inspirations for my design. I hope to make beautiful, interesting buildings and spaces. I’ve been fortunate that several publications including Architectural Digest have published my designs.
As a child I built elaborate cardboard buildings and interiors as sets for the adventures of my toys. Even up to college Lego blocks and Lincoln Logs provided a way to quickly explore massing, volume and structure.
As an adult I have pursued a full time career as an Architect, while taking additional coursework in landscape, furniture, lighting and interior design. As well as classes in drawing, painting and sculpture.
My personal work tends to the minimalistic and modern. But I have mastered several historic styles such as Neo-Classical, Monterey Revival, even Tudor and Victorian Gothic as the project required.
The task of Architecture as I have practiced it is to blend the pragmatic needs and requirements of a building with the art of form and space to create coherent and meaningful environments.
M&N Studio, Partner
Custom Residential/ Design-Build/ Historic Restoration
We consult on historic restoration for commercial and residential projects.
We design new and remodel homes and even can swing a hammer.
MCM Construction/ design build, Project Manager/ Designer
Custom Residential/ Design-Build/ Residential Development
Historic Reconstruction of Griffith Residence by Pietro Belluschi
I acted as a designer, project manager, development consultant, sustainablity consultant,
grant writer and architectural historian.
the Warner Group Architects, Project Manager/ Designer
Country Club-Resorts/ Custom Residential/ Historic Renovation
High end custom projects demanded all my organizational, team building and design skills
to create one of a kind projects from the ground up through construction.
Moyer Associates Architects, Project Manager/ Designer
Custom Residential/ Residential Estate Planning/ Historic Renovation
Fast paced high end projects for the movers and shakers of Silicon Valley.
Edwin James Associates, Lead Architect
Custom Residential/ Interiors/ Furniture Design
Fast paced high end projects for the movers and shakers of Hollywood.
Siegel Diamond Architects, Project Manager/ Designer
Disabled Access Specialist/ Education/ Institutional/ Commercial/ Historic Renovation
Fast paced commercial projects including:
LA City Hall ADA survey and remodel.
Edward C. Barker and Associates, Project Architect
Light Rail/ Transportation/ Education/ Commercial/ Medical
This was my introduction to where civic projects, civic politics, public funding and design meet.
I even got several projects built similar to how they where conceived.
Lighting Design UCLA
Furniture Design UCLA
Landscape Design UCLA
Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), MArch, architecture
Studies included sustaindable community and housing design/ urban planning/ civic, institutional
and residential design.
University of California, Santa Barbara, Bachelors, Economics
Majored in economics, additional studies in political science.
Further studies at UCSB College of Creative Studies:
letterpress printing/ bookbinding/ figure drawing
West Valley College, Liberal Arts
AA in Liberal Arts
Further studies in:
architectural model building
drawing, painting and sculpture