I am a self-motivated and creative designer who is greatly interested in both emerging new technologies and time-tested design strategies. I consider myself highly adept at learning and implementing new programs and methods of design. One of my most valuable skills is my ability to communicate and coordinate effectively during times of intense activity or under strenuous workloads. In addition I would also consider flexibility and adaptability to be two other qualities to which I place a high degree of focus and importance on.
I currently attend the Pratt Institute, seeking my Masters of Architecture in Brooklyn, New York where I fully expect to complete my education on time in May 2014.
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, MArch, Architecture
Boston Architectural College (BAC), Boston, MA, US, MArch, Architecture
Washington College, Chestertown, MD, US, BArch, Sociology
AIAS Forum Design Competition, 2nd Place
Each year at the Annual Design Conference Forum, AIAS hosts a design competition for interested students and teams. This particular year's competition had teams visit a nearby local site which was intended for future development. A total of 100+ people participated which were broken down into teams of 2-3 people each.
Teams were tasked with designing a local market where nearby residents could have easy and immediate access to fresher, more sustainable foods. Our team's approach focused on providing adaptive and responsive modular installations and food stands which could be moved and changed for the appropriate season and vendor goods.
d3 Housing of Tomorrow Competition, Honorable Mention
The d3 Competition is a well-known annual competition focused on envisioning housing models for the future in a variety of spaces and manners. There are numerous 'categories' which teams or firms can choose to focus on; my team decided to approach the High-Density Housing category due to our shared interest in problems with adequate housing in developing areas of the world.
Our project focused on devising a new model of housing for residents of Dharavi, one of the world's largest slums located in the heart of Mumbai, India. We choose to make water collection, distribution and conservation a primary driver of our design since we believed it to be one of the most basic collectively-binding properties of the region.