Ann is a designer and freelance writer. She has worked in architectural conservation, competition design, and experimental design in 3D fabrication. As a writer, she has contributed op-eds and news features to Architect's Newspaper, Metropolis Magazine POV, ArchNewsNow, and is a former editor of the Cornell Daily Sun.
She recently completed her undergraduate thesis on the relationship between memory and imagination in architecture. She has worked in research-directed design at Morphosis Architects and on civic and private projects at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill Chicago.
She is currently on hiatus from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and working at firm focused on the confluence of historic preservation and new construction in Boston.
Not twenty years ago, if you wanted to start your own firm, you could do so on a Mayline drafting board in your basement. Sharpen your lead holder, unroll a length of vellum and you were ready to go. There were no promises of your skill or success but the tools were within reach. Today, my ...
Sustainability of Workers' Rights, Mon, May 23 '11
The USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system promotes sustainable construction; however, despite the system’s focus on occupant health and comfort, LEED turns a blind eye to worker safety. The building practice, by the nature of its scale, will always ...
In the beginning of the month, DesignIntelligence released its 2011 America's Best Architecture & Design Schools rankings. Cornell was ranked first again, for the sixth time in seven years. The usual hubbub ensued: critics weighed in, students and alumni tweeted and blogged away, parents and ...
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, US, Masters, History Theory and Criticism of Architecture + Art
Cornell University, BArch, Architecture
For maintaining the highest cumulative average in architectural design during the entire course of studies
Charles Goodwin Sands Memorial Medal, 2nd Place
Awarded for work of exceptional merit in architectural design, painting and composition, or sculpture