After leaving Michael Ryan Architects and prior to entering Graduate School, I operated as an independent contractor and consultant providing Architectural & Interior Design Services to local architects and contractors. With an independent clientele base developing, "studio~inventore" was formed as a multi-discipline design firm and outlet for sales of my Wood Block Prints during my time at Graduate School. As I complete final project, I am still seeking new clientele as well as full-time employment in an architectural firm. Upon full-time employment, studio~inventore will no longer offer architectural and interior design services, but will continue to exist as a sales outlet for my artwork and home for my other projects such as custom furniture and product design. I have been authorized to test for the Architectural Registration Exam and am scheduled to take my first two exams in early February 2013.
studio~inventore, Tucson, AZ, US, Principal; Lead Designer
Architectural & Interior Design and Consulting
Green Material & Building System Selection & Specification
Custom Furniture Design
Construction Administration/ Owner's Representative
Product Design Development
Resin Sculpture & Wood Block prints
New Construction: Private residence, North Carolina
Addition & Renovation: cottage, Pennsylvania; Private residence, New Jersey; Private residence, Texas; 2 unbuilt private residences
Interiors: Chiropractic office suite, NJ; apartment built-in cabinetry, New York City
Art & Sculpture: Wood block prints; resin & sea glass sculpture
Michael Ryan Architects, Loveladies, NJ, US, Project Architect
Project Architect: Under direction of principal, solely responsible for multiple and concurrent projects per year; from design through documentation & construction administration.
Interior Design: Cabinetry/custom furniture - concept through shop drawings & installation for all assigned residences and New York City apartment reconstruction.
Residential project locations ranged from the New Jersey oceanfront, bayfront & countryside to the New York Catskill mountains and New York City.
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US, MArch, Architecture
Emerging Material Technologies Program
Masters Report: “A Methodology and Case Study for the Design of Quantitatively Evaluated Material Lifecycle Architecture.” Comparing the embodied energy of sustainable materials. Case Study: a deployable, lightweight structure with integrated wind & solar renewable energy technologies.
Emerging Materials (semester research & paper): Manipulating color produced by lightwave interference in a thin-film material. Prototype: using color to add a level of user intrigue in sustainable technology (award-winning IGU).
Emerging Materials (semester research & paper): Glass fiber reinforced polymer as a building material. Artifact: high-performance storefront enclosure system: GFRP frame with configurable “solar fins” (thin-film cells/shading).
Collaborative Practice: Integrated Project Delivery class taught by former Morphosis project architect.
Interdisciplinary: Use of Materials in Applied Solar Energy; Materials for Sustainability (Department
of Material Science & Engineering)
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US, BArch, Architecture
Graduate Student Professional Showcase, 2nd Place
Graduate Student Professional Showcase
University of Arizona
2nd Place: Architecture, Planning, Landscape Architecture
High-performance Ar(t)chitecture ~ Creating phenomenal intrigue in an insulated glass window unit (IGU)