2017 Bandirma International Architecture Competition - Third Prize 2016 UF School of Architecture Adjunct Professor 2014 Dubai Closed Confidential International Architecture Competition - First Prize 2013 eVolo International Skyscraper Competition First Place Winner: The Polar Umbrella 2013 Architecture Staff @ Oppenheim Architects: Miami, FL 2013 Olson Kundig Architects 6 Month Internship: Seattle, WA 2012 USF School of Architecture Thesis Award Recipient
I believe in a holistic and poetic approach to architecture. It is not about style, a cultural fad or following a popular idiosyncrasy, but instead a vessel which enhances the dialogue between man and environment. There exists a benevolent union, created through sacrifice, diligence and the love for producing a useful, meaningful object. Great contemporary architecture acts like a sailboat capturing the wind, creating a magnanimous relationship between the natural and man made. Our environment becomes the precedent.
I believe in the act of making. I recently spent time with visiting lecturer Juhani Pallasmaa. He said, “all great architects continue to work with their hands throughout their lives,” and he encouraged me to continue to do so as well. There is great joy in this. I have continued to produce projects since graduation last spring through wood working, metal working and welding, as well as using contemporary methods of production with the Laser Cutter, CNC Router, 3D Printer, and Water Jet.
I am excited about the future. Having recently graduated with my Master’s degree in Architecture, I wish to begin working in an environment that is dedicated to exploring a sophisticated understanding of the practice of architecture.