ARCHITECT IN TRAINING
Born in Melbourne, Florida, I recently graduated from the University of Florida Graduate School of Architecture(G|SoA), with a Masters in Architecture. I also earned my Bachelor of Design in Architecture, cum laude from the University of Florida in 2011. During my final semester in undergrad, I studied abroad at the Vicenza Institute of Architecture in Vicenza, Italy where I traveled extensively throughout Western Europe.
During the graduate admissions process, I was appointed a Graduate Teaching position at the G|SoA. There, I taught first-year design students, developed project proposals and coordinated lectures on iterative model-making, drafting, analytical spatial thinking as well as free-hand sketching. I was most recently awarded the Academic Achievement Award, AIA Henry Adams Medal, Architectural Design Honor Award and Graduate Teaching Award from the University of Florida Graduate School of Architecture. Notably, I received an Honorable Mention from Arquine No. 16 International Architecture Competition. My proposal, “Culinary Coyotes”, co-authored with Michael Garcia and advised by Professor Nancy Clark, focuses on Cultivating a Sense of Place through Agri-Tourism at the Tijuana Borderland. The competition attracted 410 teams from 22 countries. Earlier this year Culinary Coyotes was featured in several exhibitions and publications – including AIA Annual Emerging Professionals Exhibition (2015), Arquine No. 16 International Architecture Competition and Publication (2014), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO 2014), and International Union of Architects World Congress Exhibition (2014).