Resume

Education

University at Buffalo | The State University of New York | Buffalo . NY | 08.2008 – 12.2012

  • Masters of Architecture | Masters of Urban Planning Degree
  • Material Culture + Ecological Practices Architectural Research Groups
  • Urban Design Planning Specialization
  • Department of Architecture's High Academic Achievement List
  • Recipient of Architect and Planning Merit Scholarships 
  • GPA : 3.744 / 4.0 | Design Studios GPA : 3.89 / 4.0

University at Buffalo | The State University of New York | Buffalo . NY | 08.2004 – 06.2008

  • Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design | Minor in Architecture
  • Magna Cum Laude | Dean’s List : 4 semesters
  • GPA : 3.66 / 4.0 | Design Workshops GPA : 3.67 / 4.0 | Minor GPA: 3.92 / 4.0

Study abroad

Comparative Urban Sustainability | London . UK | 08.2010

  • Conducted site visits and interviews in Buffalo and London to complement research on net-zero energy projects

Awards + Competitions

Inside 2013: Emerging Talents Jury Winner | The Morpholio Project | 2013

AZ Awards: A+ Award for Best Student Work Azure | 2013

A+ Awards: Student Design/Build Project FinalistArchitizer | 2013

Pro Bono Publico Award in Design Excellence | Buffalo Architecture Foundation | 2012

First Place | Hive City Design Competition | Buffalo, NY | 2012   

Skills

Operating Systems

Mac OS X  | Windows

Applications

Adobe: AfterEffects, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, PremierPro | Autodesk: 3ds Max, AutoCad, MotionBuilder | Grasshopper | Rhino | SketchUp | V-Ray

Web Design

Adobe Dreamweaver | Squarespace | Wordpress

Manual

Physical model building | Welding | Plaster casting | Digital fabrication (Laser cutter, CNC router, 3D printer + Plasma cutter)

Experience

Architect 1 | Urban Design Group | Baltimore . MD | 01.2013 – Present

Teaching Assistant | University at Buffalo | Buffalo . NY | 08.2011 – 01.2013

  • Teaching Assistant for Structures I + II

Designer | Blue Sky Design Supply | Buffalo . NY | 06.2010 – 01.2013

  • Assist in the preparation of LEED Certification documentation
  • Manage company’s web + social networking presence
  • Research sustainable products and their applications
  • Consult clients based on specific project goals
  • Design marketing materials and showroom displays

Intern | IDeA Center | Buffalo . NY | 05.2011 – 02.2012

  • Created and manipulated 3D models  for visualizations using Rhino
  • Animated motion capture data for simulations using MotionBuilder and 3ds Max

Fabrication Assistant | Digital Media Group | Buffalo . NY | 09.2010 – 08.2011

  • Operated digital fabrication equipment including the laser cutter, CNC router, 3D printer + plasma cutter
  • Maintained computers, plotters + printers
  • Provided technical assistance to students

Carpenter | Danaby Construction | Buffalo . NY | 06.2004 – 08.2010

  • Performed various construction tasks from remodeling to new construction
  • Assisted owner with preparation for daily company operations
  • Offered feedback and creative solutions for projects
  • Supervised ten workers

Graduate Assistant | Urban Design Project | Buffalo . NY | 10.2008 – 05.2010

  • Created and maintained 3D models for real-time visualizations and videos
  • Coordinated 3D modeling efforts among consultants for the UB2020 Physical Plan
  • Trained incoming interns to model in the Creator modeling environment
  • Assisted with the execution of public forums
  • Designed graphics and layouts for reports

 

Community Service

Volunteer Designer | Neighborhood Design Center | Baltimore . MD | 04.2013 - Present

Committee Member | Butcher's Hill Community Association Landuse Review | Baltimore . MD | 06.2013 - Present

Volunteer | Fillmore Corridor Neighborhood  Coalition | Buffalo . NY | 02.2012 - 02.2013

Volunteer | National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference | Buffalo . NY | 10.2011

  • Prepared Buffalo's historic grain elevators for tours
  • Conducted tours for conference attendees

Volunteer | Habitat for Humanity | Buffalo . NY | 05.2006 – 07.2006

  • Assisted with the rehabilitation and construction of residences
  • Taught carpentry skills to volunteers with no prior construction experience

Activities

Treasurer | Architecture Graduate Student Association | University at Buffalo | 05.2011 – 08.2012

  • Maintained association’s yearly budget
  • Directed requests for funding to University Graduate Student Association
  • Managed association’s web + social networking presence
  • Designed marketing material for events and activities
  • Addressed concerns of the student body to administrators

Senator | Architecture Graduate Student Association | University at Buffalo | 08.2010 – 05.2011

  • Represented Association at University level meetings

Exhibitions | Publications

interSight | V14.11 | Resurrecting Broadway Fillmore

interSight | V15.12 | Comprehensive Studio

interSight | V15.12 | PUBLIC_private