Currently a Senior Architect and Urban Designer at WXY Architecture and Urban Design, I manage projects from cultural renovations to zoning and masterplan studies. My work is based around designing and constructing systems that work at and across all scales, responding to environmental, social, and cultural dimensions. A graduate of Yale Architecture (M.Arch 1, 2011) and the University of Michigan (BS in Architecture, 2006), I have been developing my projects around interfaces, systems, infrastructures, and how feedback changes our conventionally static interpretation of the urban realm. I am a Registered Architect in New York (2012) and a LEED Accredited Professional (2006).
My understanding of culture in space is architectural, urbanistic, and ethnographic, reflecting through drawing, mapping, and photography. Biking to work in Dublin, Ireland (Paul Arnold Architects, 2005) I explored transects of development, perimeter cities, and the comingling of past and present. With a borrowed bike in Barcelona, Spain (AV62 Arquitectos, 2008) I documented public space elements and their development in the post-dictatorship city. Strapping only a key in my shoelaces, I have run thousands of miles in search of the hidden corners of cities where I travel and dwell from my hometown of Lansing, Michigan to Ann Arbor (BS in Architecture, University of Michigan, 2006) and around the world from Rome to Shanghai.
In my projects I think at multiple scales simultaneously from region to detail, designing systems that work at and across all levels. During my two year internship with KieranTimberlake my projects ranged from working with the research team on post-occupancy monitoring of an active curtain wall system on the Yale University Sculpture Building to a master plan investigation at the University of Calgary. On the renovation and addition to Morse and Stiles Colleges at Yale, I was an active part of every project phase from the feasibility study to construction documentation in Revit. At Yale, I was the project manager and executed all trades for the Yale Building Project, chosen for the Rome Drawing Studio, the recipient of the James Gamble Rogers Memorial Fellowship for my exemplary work as a second-year student, and a H.I. Feldman Nominee for the top project in my advanced studio based in China.