Education and Early Career

I began my formal architectural studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1995, completing introductory design studios and general education requirements while employed part-time at the Chicago office of Perkins & Will. In 2007, I moved to New York to enroll in the summer architecture studio at Columbia University and worked on a number of transit, civic, and corporate projects at Dattner Architects over the following years.

In 2010 I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree at DePaul University‘s School for New Learning, a self-directed program for nontraditional adult students, before beginning my professional Masters of Architecture (MArch) degree at the University of Cincinnati.

I earned my MArch degree in 2014 from UC’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning while alternating semesters between full-time studies on campus and full-time co-op placements at Moore Ruble Yudell, STUDIOS Architecture, and local firms in Cincinnati. Consistently ranked as one of the world’s top design schools, the University of Cincinnati embraces a hands-on “learn by doing” ethos that I have practiced throughout my career.