Resume

Education

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

  • Masters of Architecture |  Inclusive Design and Ecological Practices Research Group
    • Honors: Department of Architecture - High Academic Achievement List // Merit Scholarship

    • Activities: Architecture Graduate Association Treasurer

    • Assistantships: Structures TA (3 Semesters), IDeA Center (2 Semesters), Urban Design Project (4 Semesters)

  • Masters of Urban Planning | Urban Design Specialization

    • Study Abroad: Comparative Urban Sustainability | London, UK

    • Honors: Merit Scholarship

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

  • Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design | Minor in Architecture
    • Honors: Magna Cum Laude 

Awards + Competitions

The Helicopter Factory // Best Condo Project // Washingtonian 2016

Fallsway Spring // Adaptive Reuse and Compatible Design Award // Baltimore Heritage 2015

Elevator B

  • Emerging Talents Jury Winner // Morpholio Inside 2013 2013
  • A+ Award for Best Student Built Work // AZ Awards 2013
  • Student Design/Build Category // Jury Award Winner // Architizer A+ Awards 2013
  • Pro Bono Publico Award in Design Excellence // Buffalo Architecture Foundation 2012 
  • First Place // Hive City Habitat Design Competition 2012

Experience

Project Manager | Urban Design Group | Baltimore . MD | 06.2015 – Present

  • Manage teams of up to 5 people per project, determining staffing assignments required to meet milestones
  • Produce, coordinate and deliver fulls sets of construction documents and specifications for projects up to $17 million dollars
  • Knowledgeable of Baltimore City and District of Columbia codes and able to check for building, green construction, and zoning code compliance
  • Understand the constructability of design details in context with building systems, codes, and materials
  • Develop relationships and coordinate design decisions with consultants, engineers, and contractors
  • Conduct research and meet vendors to understand evolving materials
  • Lead client and consultant meetings
  • Developed and implemented office digital file organization standards
  • Organize and lead site visits and surveys
  • Assist Principal with generating design services schedules, budgets, and proposals
  • Provide construction administration to resolve problems which arise on the jobsite, and consult client on all issues related to the project
  • Process, review and answer Requests for Information
  • Review shop drawings and submittals for document compliance
  • Have successfully taken on many operational roles, gaining experience in managing information technology research and development, project marketing, and branding
  • Selected Projects
    • 2018 | Mercer Lofts | Washington, DC | Brick Lane Real Estate | Mixed-Use | $6.5 Million
    • 2018 | Merritt Canton Garage and Fitness Center | Baltimore, MD | Merritt Properties | Commercial | $17 Million
    • 2017 | The Helicopter Factory | Washington, DC | Brick Lane Real Estate | Multi-Family | $6.3 Million

Architect I | Urban Design Group | Baltimore . MD | 01.2013 – 06.2015

  • Led permitting process including jurisdictional research, applications, and permit tracking
  • Produced conceptual designs and construction documents for small to medium scale commercial and residential projects
  • Oversaw Federal and State Historic Tax Credit applications

Volunteer Designer | Neighborhood Design Center | Baltimore . MD | 04.2013 - 04.2016

  • Conducted outreach and engagement with core stakeholders and area residents
  • Facilitated public visioning workshops
  • Observed and documented current intersections designs and use patterns
  • Collaborated with volunteers and core stakeholders to develop The West North Avenue Streetscape Conceptual Master Plan

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

  • Taught under the supervision of Professor Peter Grace for Structures 1 and 2
  • Prepared and instructed weekly lab sessions to twenty-five undergraduate students
  • Graded assignments and provided assistance to students outside of class as needed

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

Designer | Rigidized Metals + UB School of Architecture | Buffalo . NY | 08.2012 - 12.2012

  • Selected from a pool of students to participate in a research project funded by Rigidized Metals of Buffalo
  • Conducted research based on the environmental, structural and visual properties of textured stainless steel panels
  • Developed innovative schemes to test and showcase the product in a self-supporting thin gauge facade system
  • Produced construction documents, shop drawings, diagrams, digital models and full-scale mockups 

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

  • Provided digital representations for the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Accessible Public Transportation
  • Created highly detailed 3D computer models of public transportation buses 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 residential remodeling to new construction
  • Assisted owner with preparation for daily company operations
  • Proposed and executed solutions to resolve conflicts in the field
  • 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 for the Richardson Olmsted Complex Master Plan and the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Restoration Plan
  • Managed 3D modeling efforts among consultants for the University at Buffalo’s Comprehensive Plan for 2020
  • Trained incoming interns to model in the Creator modeling environment
  • Assisted with the execution of public forums
  • Designed graphics and layouts for reports and presentations

Community Service

Butcher's Hill Land Use Committee | Baltimore . MD | 07.2013 - 04.2016

  • Reviewed and critiqued proposed developments based on established community design standards

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

  • Collaborated with stakeholders to establish a new community organization focused on neighborhood regeneration

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

Skills

Operating Systems

Mac OS X| Windows

Applications

AutoCAD | Bluebeam | Illustrator | InDesign | Photoshop | Revit | Rhino 

Familiar with: 3ds Max | ArcGIS | Grasshopper | SketchUP 

Manual

Small and Large Scale Model Building | Residential Construction | Welding | Plaster Casting | Digital Fabrication

Professional Development

Architect Registration Examination | 3 Divisions Completed | Anticipated Completion Early 2018

Urban Land Institute Young Leaders Partnership Forum | 2015

Intern Development Program | Completed 2014

LEED AP BD+C | 2014

Published Work

Joachim, Mitchell and Silver, Mike, XXL-XS New Directions in Ecological Design, Actar Publishers, 2017

Kushner, Marc, Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings, Simon & Schuster, 2015

Ghisoli, Andrea, A4A: Architecture for Animals, Siracusa, Italy, LetteraVentidue, 2014

interSight, V16.13, University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning Journal, Hive City, 2013

interSight, V15.12, University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning Journal, PUBLIC_private, 2012

interSight, V15.12, University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning Journal, Comprehensive Studio, 2012

interSight, V14.11, University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning Journal, Resurrecting Broadway Fillmore, 2011