I am an architect living and working in philadelphia. I have an interest in making things at all scales, from large buildings to small pieces of art.
das architects - architect
August 2016 - present
DAS Architects is a Philadelphia-based architecture firm specializing in boutique hospitality projects. DAS approaches projects holistically, designing everything from the architecture and interiors to the furniture selection and branding. I work as a designer and architect on a variety of projects.
My current work includes a 300-room hotel in Rittenhouse Square, the renovation of an historic hotel in West Philadelphia, and a 500 sf boutique retail kiosk in Center City (these are not on the website due to client confidentiality). I work closely with clients and consultants through all phases of the projects.
o-x studio, inc - designer/architect
November 2011 - June 2016
O-X Studio is a growing firm in Ann Arbor, MI that works in nearly all fields, including health care, residential, adaptive reuse and hospitality. When I began there, we were only 3 people; when I moved out of Michigan the firm had grown to 15. I worked on a variety of projects there, including boutique restaurants, residential renovations, health clinics, and large-scale offices for local automotive manufacturers. In addition, I was able to exercise my interest in digital fabrication to design and build custom lighting for select projects.
HOK Architecture - model fabricator
February 2011 - May 2011
For a short time after graduating, I worked as a model fabricator at HOK's flagship model shop in St. Louis. I assisted in constructing architectural models for client meetings and international competitions, working closely with designers to ensure that their vision came across. I used both hand-fabrication and digital techniques, including programming and operating the CNC router for site models.
amie gross architects - architectural intern
May 2008 - August 2008
Amie Gross Architects is a small architecture firm in New York City that works mainly with non-profit and community projects. While there I worked mainly on construction drawings and zoning studies, navigating the complex array of property regulations in New York City.
HOK Architecture - draftsman
June 2005 - August 2007
Prior to my enrollment in architecture school, I worked as an architectural draftsman at HOK Architecture in Washington, DC, a 130 person office that specializes in government buildings. While there, I worked extensively on construction documents for several high-profile projects, including the NOAA headquarters and the renovation for the Walter Reed Navy Hospital.
Washington University in St. Louis
Master of Architecture
August 2007 - January 2011
bachelors of science - major in fine arts
august 2000 - june 2004
states of pennsylvania & michigan
artprize 2015 / maker-faire ann arbor
portable lab - a science experience
design and fabrication in collaboration with michigan state university
Publications & Exhibitions
maxim magazine: the future of awesome
above/below mine reclamation project
role: designer of entry in evolo skyscraper competition
Tomukun BBQ Lamps
Role: designer and fabricator
"TheVeryMany" by marc fornes- Pompidou Center Exhibition
role: cnc fabrication
COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN (PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE):
- Revit, AutoCAD
- Rhino 3D, Sketchup
- Maxwell Render, Artlantis
- Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign
- Laser-cutter and CNC router programming
- Metalsmithing and silversmithing