I am a recent graduate from th College of Design, University of Minnesota with 3 years experience in architectural design, construction documents, and some construction administration.
I am interested finding compelling relationships between urban design and architecture, and my projects always seek ways in which buildings respond to their urban environment and may even contribute towards reshaping them.
I have been described by a former employer as a renaissance man because I do not simply seek to focus on technical details of a building, or just the design phase of architecture, I rigorously seek to be involved in projects from design to construction and believe strongly that every part affects the whole and the whole informs the design of the parts. Consequently, I have adequate knowledge of design and building systems.
I am also 50% through my IDP process.
HOK (formerly Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum), Architectural Intern
Assisted in the preparation of presentation documents for TD Ameritrade
Reviewed 14 story TD Ameritrade office tower for curtain wall conflicts
Worked in a team to study and design facade options for a biomedical research center
Worked in a team to design and construct a garden and trellis for a grade school
Cluts, Obrien, Strother Architects, Designer/Drafter
Assisted in the preparation of construction documents for Windsor Plaza (140,000 SF mixed use project), Park Place Clubhouse (clubhouse addition to an apartment complex), and Lariat Center (addition to a mixed use office building)
Created 3d representations that helped ensure the zoning approval of Windsor Plaza
Reviewed and revised contractor submitted shop drawings
Served as liaison for RFIs originating from the site for Windsor Plaza
Supervised the production of construction documents for Lariat Center
Meyer, Scherer, & Rockastle, Designer/Drafer
Assisted in the preparation of construction documents for Urban Outfitters (historic renovation of buildings in Navy Yard, Philadelphia).
Created 3d representations for client review
Collaborated in a team to produce schematic design for a soccer stadium in Philadelphia
Worked with engineer to design steel connection details for Urban Outfitters
Archnet Companies, Designer/Drafer
Assisted in the preparation of construction documents for various projects
Surveyed, documented, and produced physical model of Downtown Stillwater for a hotel project.
University of Minnesota, Metropolitan Design
Relevant Course work:
Graduate Urban Design Studio, Principles and Theory of Urban Design, Case Studies in Urban Design, Territorial City, Urban Land Use and Planning.
University of Minnesota, MArch, Architecture
Relevant Course work:
Graduate Urban Design Studio, Graduate Design Studio 1&2, Comprehensive Design Studio, Concrete Studio, Materials & Construction, Structures, Principles of Design Theory, Sustainable Design Theory & Practice, Territorial City.
University of Minnesota, Bachelors, Architecture
Undergraduate Design Studio 1, 2, 3, and 4; Building Systems; Architecture and Ecology; Integrated Design Systems; Architecture History (Prehistory to Modern); Structures; Native American Architecture
Thomas F. Ellerbe Schorlaship, 1st Place
Student schorlaship administed by the Minnesota Architectural Foundation.
Selection base on the submission of a portfolio. The basic assessment criteria for judging the architectural portfolios was: rigor of design, general creativity, clarity of presentation, and range of challenges explored
Faculty selection for three best final project from the entire class. Selection is based on clarity of presentaion, rigor of design, clarity of research, and relevance to architecture.
Students Choice Award for Masters' Final Project, 1st Place
Student selection for the best final project from the entire class.
Selection is based on consistency of effort through entire semester, clarity of presentaion, rigor of design, clarity of research, and relevance to architecture.
Design Democracy Fellowship, Award
Fellowships will be awarded based on academic achievement and portfolio
review and presentation. The application should demonstrate thoughtful,
original, dynamic and timeless solutions to common design problems using
forms and materials that represent creative, practical, and cost‐effective use of