- A lifelong passion for architecture deeply rooted in principles of humanistic modernism, social justice and equity, and environmental sustainability.
- Over 20 years of full-time professional experience on a diverse range of project types in a wide variety of challenging settings, gained via a nontraditional career track with increasing levels of responsibility.
- NCARB-certified Registered Architect in Illinois, Washington, and Ohio.
Project Architect, 2016 – Present
- Oversaw daily client relations, design, coordination, documentation, and construction administration for multiple Northwest Kidney Centers facilities throughout the Puget Sound region, including a $28.5M / 63,000 sf central campus with a 36-seat dialysis clinic, administrative offices, and logistics center.
- Collaborated on design and coordination for multiple K-12 and higher education projects throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Intern Architect, 2013 – 2015
- Responsible for daily design coordination and construction administration for a $60M base building renovation of a historic art deco skyscraper for a 300,000 sf headquarters for Sony USA.
Moore Ruble Yudell
Architecture Co-op, 2012
- Collaborated on design, Revit modeling, renderings, client presentations, and construction documents for a new $100M student center complex at the University of California, Berkeley.
Project Designer, 2007 – 2010
- Oversaw the development and production of transit-related feasibility studies for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
- Responsible for daily design and documentation for a 250,000 sf adaptive re-use of a historic industrial building at the Brooklyn Navy Yard into television and film studios.
- Collaborated on design and construction documents for the renovation of the Peter Rodino Federal Building in downtown Newark, New Jersey.
Project Designer, 2005 – 2007
- Responsible for daily design, documentation, and construction administration for corporate workplace and tenant improvement projects for ComEd and Motorola USA.
Perkins & Will
Student Intern, 1995 – 1999
- Involved from schematic design through construction documents on a wide variety of healthcare, laboratory, and education projects.
University of Cincinnati
Master of Architecture, 2014
- Alternated academic semesters with full-time co-op placements at STUDIOS Architecture, Moore Ruble Yudell, and local firms in Cincinnati.
- Completed a year-long research and design thesis involving the human experience of arrival and the renewal of New York’s Pennsylvania Station.
- Enrolled in electives with a strong emphasis on tectonics, phenomenology, and design-build.
Bachelor of Arts, 2010
- Completed undergraduate studies in a self-directed degree program for nontraditional adult students, under the guidance of academic and professional mentors.
University of Illinois at Chicago
Architectural Studies, 1995 – 1999
- Completed general education requirements and foundation studios while working part-time at Perkins & Will.
Freelance Contributor, 2010 to Present
- Author of occasional news articles and commentary regarding architecture, urbanism, and transportation issues.
Mahlum Architects Employee Awards
Northwest Kidney Centers: project team award, 2017
Madrona K-8 School: project team award, 2018
AIA Project Awards
Northwest Kidney Centers, Rainier Beach Clinic: AAH Design Award, COTE Top Ten Award, 2017
UC Berkeley Student Community Center: East Bay Berkeley Design Advocates, 2017
US Bankruptcy Courthouse and General Post Office: Committee on Architecture for Justice, 2014
Rennebohm Hall, University of Wisconsin: AIA Wisconsin Honor Award, 2004
Public Advocacy and Outreach, 2016 – 2018
- Involved in volunteer efforts, graphic design, and social media outreach in support of a successful $54B regional transit initiative in the November 2016 election.
Illinois Railway Museum
Electric Car Division, 2000 – 2002
- Involved in the restoration and maintenance of the museum’s historic transit fleet.