This past summer I received my Masters of Science in Interior Architecture and Design from Drexel University. For the last year of my graduate studies I worked on my thesis which researched the future of the workplace environment and focused on integrated thinking and coworking. I'm especially interested in the development of new spaces and how they function in response to our economy and environment. In addition, how today’s building practices can be improved. As we peel back the layers of today’s building, living and business practices, we can see their interconnection.
The way we work, live, play and travel has evolved and the ideas behind space functionality, community and sustainability are being addressed more so then ever. Developing strong concepts through collaboration and collective intelligence, creating experiences and addressing sustainable issues is key for designing in today’s market.
I recently returned from a three-month stay in Europe where I visited and analyzed numerous restaurants from branding to interior and product design. In addition, I visited over ten coworking sites and talked to many young visionaries about their future and their city. This inspired me to find a progressive firm whose philosophy is to create a well designed product through integrated processes.
Prior to life at Drexel I worked for a prominent kitchen and bath textile company for five years. There I created unique products for the kitchen and bath from concept sketches to final fabrication and production. After receiving my Bachelors of Science in Textile Design from Philadelphia University, I realized my addiction to creativity and design and going back to school would only enhance my development.
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, US, Masters, Interior Architecture + Design
Apartment Therapy Designer Showcase, 1st Place
Thirty designers were narrowed down to receive virtual show rooms on Apartment Therapy. From there, judges and readers chose their favorite participant to be awarded a prize. I won $10,000 in advertising on ApartmentTherapy.com to help take my product to the next level.
Philadelphia Museum of Art Collab Competition, Honorable Mention
Out of nine schools and eighty students, I received First Honorable Mention for Philadelphia Museum of Art's Collab Competition in Product Design.