I grew up as a student of music and art on the gulf coast of FL. In my childhood, the two things I loved the most were Legos, and science fiction. I spent my time making environments and scenarios, or inventing the characters which filled them; in each case, I was fascinated with the stories both of these mediums told. In my formative years, I leaned toward the depth and holisticity of making a place versus making a person or persons. My early interest in art, images and design led me to graduate with a Master of Architecture from the School of Architecture and Community Design at the University of South Florida.
During the course of my graduate education, my design philosophy developed around a user-based aesthetic, in which design decisions are divergent, and exist to enhance, ameliorate, and influence a user’s interaction with images, products, and space. Major influences include architects Tadao Ando and Lebbeus Woods, and industrial designer Donald Norman, for his work on the psychology of design. While I have grown immensely throughout my life and education, I feel like I haven't changed; I still love to watch sci-fi shows like Fringe and Doctor Who in my free time, and I play with Legos whenever they're in front of me.
JAHarchitects, LLC, Tampa, FL, US, Intern Architect
Production and design architect in schematic design and design development phases. Marketing graphics, website management, and project documentation.
University of South Florida, School of Architecture + Community Design, Tampa, FL, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Graphics instructor of level 1 graduate students in the School of Architecture and Community Design. Teaching assistant to Core Design department head.
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, US, MArch, Architecture
Graduate studies in architecture focusing on community design and architecture in an urban setting, with a focus on tropical passive cooling strategies and urban sustainability.