• A lifelong passion for architecture deeply rooted in principles of humanistic modernism, social justice and equity, and environmental sustainability.
  • Over 25 years of professional experience on a diverse range of project types, gained via a nontraditional career track with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • NCARB-certified Registered Architect in Washington and Ohio.

Professional Experience

Environmental Works
Project Architect, 2022 – Present
Standards Manager, 2023 – Present

  • Oversaw design and documentation for a 100-unit permanent supportive housing facility in Kenmore, Washington.
  • Responsible for exterior envelope detailing for a 56-unit nonprofit senior housing complex in Bellingham, Washington.
  • Responsible for updating and maintaining project graphic standards and Revit templates.

Mahlum Architects
Project Architect, 2016 – 2022

  • 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.

STUDIOS Architecture
New York
Architecture Co-Op, 2013
Intern Architect, 2014 – 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
Santa Monica
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.

Dattner Architects
New York
Design Staff, 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.

Mekus Tanager
Design Staff, 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 – 1998

  • 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.

DePaul University
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.


The Stranger
Streetsblog Chicago
Freelance Contributor, 2010 to Present

  • Author of occasional news articles and commentary regarding architecture, urbanism, and transportation issues.


AIA Project Awards
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

Project Team Awards
Northwest Kidney Centers, Mahlum Architects, 2017
Madrona K-8 School, Mahlum Architects, 2018
Samsung Central Research Headquarters, Perskins & Will, 1996


Seattle Subway
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.