Designer / Thinker / Doer
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I am currently looking for a position that allows me to gain experience in the field, where the drawings become built reality. Tackling tough problems and finding solutions in real time. Being a liaison between the architects, contractors and the myriad of other consultants and trades to help catalyze the project construction.
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
Master of Architecture I
School of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design
Studio GPA 3.91
Overall GPA 3.65
Ecole Special d’Architecture
KANSAS CITY, MO
Jan 2017 - Present
DESIGn engineer, IMAGEWALL
Liaison between architects, contractors, and craftsmen throughout the entire research, design, and construction process, from generating shop drawings to ensuring a successful delivery and installation. In this role, communication and the ability to coordinate multiple trades while meeting tight design deadlines is crucial. Other responsibilities include doing takeoffs, creating estimates, preparing bids, and sending proposals to win projects.
I am a creative problem solver with a love for architectural design and fabrication. I have over seven (?) years of professional experience in the architecture profession, and I am currently looking to step outside of the traditional design/fabrication studio to explore design and construction within an entrepreneurial framework.
EL DORADO ARCHITECTS
KANSAS CITY, MO
Aug 2015 - Sept 2016
DESIGNER II, MULTI USE PROJECTS
Emphasis in collaboration with every piece of the puzzle required for the development of retail, residential and commercial buildings. Contributing to El Dorado's two largest projects they've ever taken on and helping lead the integration of BIM via Revit and Design Computation via Grasshopper.
Introduced design computation into eldo's design language for a large development in Downtown Denver through the generation of highly complex custom brick facades that articulate the color and either the rotation or extrusion of each individual brick through definitions designed in Grasshopper.
- Helped in overcoming the challenges of a small firm taking on big projects.
- Expanded experience into construction documents, building systems & details.
- Well rounded, collaborative professional with great communication skills, always up for the task at hand and can be counted on to deliver every time.
- Link to 2016 Employee Review
WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK REDEVELOPMENT Concept Design
Grand Street, KC, Missouri, Proposal for replanning and redesign of the existing and under utilitzed Washington Square Park 2016
METHODS OF ASSEMBLY
NEW YORK, NY
2010 - 2015
Independent UX Researcher
Investigative projects in research, analysis and design that looks at the way we interface, experience and activate utility within the digital and physical environments we inhabit.
NEW YORK, NY
11/2011 - 02/2013
Designer, Commercial Practice Group
Emphasis in design computation development, project integration.and delivery.
- Design computation resulting in reduction of redesign effort.
- Small teams with tight deadlines.
- Collaboration with China and India.
AETHER SQUARE Schematic Design, Design Development
CBD, Beijing, China, Class A Office Towers, Under Construction 2013
HONGQIAO CBD PLOT 3 SOUTH Design Development, Facade Design Team
Shanghai, China, Vanke Corporation, Class A Office Development 2013
SHOUZOU DESIGN COMPETITION Concept Design, Competition Entry
Shouzou, China, Competition Entry for Master Plan and Overall Design 2012
XIAMEN ETON CENTER Design Development
Xiamen, China, Eton Properties Ltd., Mixed Use - Hotel, SOHO, Retail 2012
12/2010 - 11/2011
Junior Designer, Hospitality/ Retail/ COMMERCIAL Sectors
Working across the discipline to gain experience working on projects located throughout the world, at different phases of development and several different team roles.
- Worked on early phase design for client needs requirements.
- Developed client presentations working with lead project design team.
- Exposure to clients in Central America, Middle East and China.
2929 WESLAYAN Concept Design, Design Computation
Houston, TX, PMRG, Residential Tower 2011
HEREDIA RETAIL CENTER STUDY Concept Design
Heredia, Costa Rica, Retail Development 2011
MITIKAH Concept Design & Development
Mexico City, Mixed Retail + Entertainment Center, Prudential 2011
CHENGDU HOTEL Chengdu, China, Design Development
Chengdu China, Four Star Hote, IHG 2011
BARWA AL BARAHA Doha, Qatar, Furniture Design, Design Development
Doha, Qatar Indoor Mall, Tamdeen Properties 2011
POLY DEYANG MASTER PLAN Concept Design, Presentation Design
Poly Deyang International City, China, Commercial District, Poly Deyang Group 2010
TIANJIN BINHAI ART CENTER Concept Design thru Design Development
Tianjin, China, Community Art Gallery, Jiaming Investment Group 2011
STUDIO OF ODILE DECQ
August - December 2009
Co-designer on two competition projects. Contributed throughout the project’s development from initial concepts to final submission.
- Worked on design competitions in groups of three. Daily tasks included design, representation and final submission of the project.
- Responsibilities included 3D modeling, floor plan development, design process development, presentation drawings, form design development and preparation of competition boards.
CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS FOR GROUPE ROLLIN Concept Design & Development
St. Malo, France, Groupe Rollin, Corporate Headquarters Fall 2009
SINGLE FAMILY HOUSES Concept Design & Development
Lille, France, Competition Entry, Single Family Housing, 2009
APARTMENTS Concept Design & Development
Lille, France, Competition Entry, Government Sponsored Collective Apartments, 2009
DUKE TIP PROGRAM
2007 - 2009
Responsible for creating and delivering a challenging and stimulating course in a design studio of 18 gifted students for Duke University’s TIP Summer Studies Program.
- Created a studio environment leading students to critically think and respond to their environments.
- Structured a design process that allowed each individual to drive the direction and development of their projects.
- Facilitated students as they manipulated 3D space and time to design new environments and experiences.
Architecture (4 Terms)
Product Design (2 Terms)
PRIVATE SWIM LESSON INSTRUCTOR
SWIM TEAM COACH
Computational/Parametric Design Grasshopper, Rhino, Revit/BIM, Vasari, AutoCAD, Vray, 3D Studio Max, Excel, Python
Digital Fabrication Arduino Platform, Laser Cutting, CNC Routing, 3D Printing
Digital Publishing Adobe Creative Suite, 3D Studio Max, iWork, MS Office, HTML5
Communication French, English
Design Strategies/Thinking User-Centered Design, Adaptive Reuse, Design Research, Context, Cognitive Ergonomics, Rule-Based Systems, Sustainable Design, Space Planning
Cognitive Tools Critical Reasoning, Understanding Systems, Metacognition, Mental Models, Design Process
Methods Contextual Inquiry, Quantitative Research, Strategic Planning
Interactive Systems Interactive Architecture, Systems, Experience Design, Physical Computing, Internet of Things, Interfaces
Interests Human Systems, Ambient Intelligence Roles Creative Leadership and Process Direction
My interests are based on a much more holistic view of design to include how people interface and activate engagement with the world around them. I approach design with passionate rigor to help realize great projects.
I believe the future of design is highly collaborative, open source and focused more on method and process than a single final outcome. It's about working from 100 possible solutions than the first solution that comes to mind.
I seek open ended opportunities that do not have a defined path or solution and hold the possibility of achieving unexpected greatness where others might only reach for completion.
Over the past couple of years I've spent most of my time developing my skills within computational design to quickly iterate through complex facade designs, validate designs with data and automate repetitive tasks.
I'm a designer first, but I thoroughly enjoy engaging with the world through making.
My experience in design computation has provided a foundation to build from and help further my interests in creating new methods for how people interface with the world and the experiences they have when interacting with their physical and digital worlds.