Resume

I am an accomplished designer with 10 years experience in planning, mixed-use, commercial, student housing, and institutional projects. An experienced public speaker and educator, you will find me to be a collaborative and thoughtful person with a single-minded passion for developing technically sound, innovative, and compelling solutions to difficult problems.

 

I believe a fruitful creative process is fueled by the crosspollination of inter-disciplinary dialog&knowledge and introspective thought. Great architecture is founded on singular vision but realized through considerable collective effort. Great architects must be able to suss the depths of both group and individual consciousness to look beyond program for purpose. Architecture should create mechanisms to strengthen healthy human activities and inspire creativity and life.

 

A successful architecture provides an environment from which people derive regeneration, nourishment, inspiration, and growth through a synthesis of the science of building and art of human condition.

 

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Employment

Senior Design Architect

WDG Architecture
2005-2015

2012-2015 – SENIOR DESIGN ARCHITECT
2007-2012 – PROJECT DESIGNER
2005-2007 – JUNIOR DESIGNER

Associate Faculty - Visiting Lecturer / Critic

The Catholic University of America - School of Architecture
2012-2015

Fall 2012 – Fall 2013 – Spring 2015

M. Arch Design Studio in Real Estate Development concentration.

Spring 2013

Internship Design Studio for M.Arch Real Estate Development, Emerging Technologies, and Sustainability concentration students to design a Net-Zero Energy home in Washington DC.

Fall 2014

Coordinator / Student Advocate – Graduate Internship Studio Program

Selected Projects

2014 - Mixed Use Project Proposal

CAPITAL VISTA
2ND AND H STREET, WASHINGTON DC

CapitalVista-CoverViewResponse to District of Columbia RFEI. 800k sf provided in three building, mixed-use development. Includes 170 key hotel, 296 unit apartment, and 255 unit condo/apt building with 24,000sf of retail. Sites span I-395 requiring extensive coordination with structural consultant at early phase of design.

 

ROLE: As the Senior Designer, under principal supervision, I functioned as client contact, coordinated with consultant team, and led 3 junior design staff in generating planning and aesthetic concepts for a proposal for a District RFP.

2012 - Residential / Institutional Project

JANELIA RESEARCH CAMPUS APARTMENT B
HOWARD HUGHES MEDICAL INSTITUTE - ASHBURN, VA

HHMIB_20150115_032994,787-sf, 5-story, 86-unit apartment building for visiting research scientists and lab directors.

 

ROLE: As Senior Designer I was responsible for the design, presentation, and documentation of building program/layout and architectural character of the project. In effort to keep team and fees small, PA duties were shared with the Project Manager. Although there was no dedicated staff I managed a varying number of designers/staff architects through all phases of project including documentation and CA.

2013 - Residential / Sustainable Project

NET-ZERO ROWHOME
PRIVATE CLIENT - WASHINGTON DC

NZHome_NetZero-Exterior Front5,700-sf, 4-story, 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath rowhome at 1912 35th Street NW, Washington DC. LEED for Homes Platinum demonstration project with net zero energy usage design basis. Pro-bono project started in concert with a 2013 Spring internship design studio through Catholic University’s M.Arch program. Currently in permit review and scheduled to start construction in early 2015.

 

ROLE: To start the project I led a four student internship studio generating research and design concepts for the project in Spring 2013. Following the end of the studio I produced construction documents and carried the project through permitting, bidding, and various entitlement hearings. To date, I have presented this work before DC AIA Committee on the Environment and moderated a panel discussion at DesignDC 2014 in relation to project.

2009 - Residential / Institutional Project

JANELIA RESEARCH CAMPUS APARTMENT A
HOWARD HUGHES MEDICAL INSTITUTE - ASHBURN, VA

HHMIA-MACKENZIE-WDG-HHMI-6 copy4-story, 82,000-sf, 60-unit apartment building for visiting research scientists. LEED for Homes Platinum Certified. Received 2012 Washingtonian Residential Design Award and 2012 VSAIA Residential Award of Honor.

 

ROLE: This project was my most formative to date. I started as junior designer during initial competition entry creating concepts and our proposal. After winning the project I took on PA duties during design development and assumed a role as Senior Designer partway through construction documentation. I ended the project as primary point of contact for client and contractor.

Competitions & Awards

Competition

2011 AIA YAF IDEAS COMPETITION - 1ST PLACE
VIA AEQUALITAS

TokyoOlympic_Plan_BuildingPlanTypA proposal for a Tokyo Olympic Village developing a framework for multiscalar architecture responsive to the myriad characteristics of the human condition with an emphasis on Universal Design and sustainable legacy use.

Competition

2014 DC & MD AIA UNBUILT AWARD
IMMINENT BLOOM - 2014 METROPOLIS LIVING CITIES ENTRY

ImminentBloom_000-PARTYAn innovative residential site and building design directly responding to the pressures of environmental challenges and increasing populations; providing architecture that is restorative, flexible, and unifying.

Volunteer and Charitable work

Volunteer

NAIOP Capital Challenge
2014 / 2015

Architectural advisor to winning Johns Hopkins team 2014. Working with Georgetown team in 2015.

Volunteer

Canstruction
2013 & 2014

Participated with WDG Architecture’s Canstruction teams in both 2013 and 2014.

Skills and Strengths

2005-2015

Firm Culture and Involvement
WDG Architecture

While at WDG Architecture I have been a crucial member of a number of design and technology groups and am currently involved with the Design Leadership Group, Revit/Technology Leaders, and Sustainability Committee.

 

From curating and maintaining a digital design library to participation in WDG’s design leadership group I have participated in the development of design process, tools, and staff throughout my tenure at WDG. I am most proud of the establishment of a competitions group in 2011 which, in addition to producing award winning design entries, also catalyzed a more engaged design culture amongst younger and non-design oriented staff at the firm. Successes with this group and my own projects helped to establish a roadmap for the development of young staff by encouraging and demonstrating benefits of staffing continuity on projects with a recognized improvement to delivered quality of built projects.

 

In 2011-2012 I helped lead an effort to revitalize WDG’s brand by updating the web site. As the author of our RFP and coordinating member of website committee I helped guide the firm in making key decisions about firm selection, technological requirements, and aesthetic guidelines leading to current website (http://www.wdgarch.com).

 

A strong believer in the possibilities presented by BIM technologies I have been a member of the firm’s advisory and leadership group on Revit, technology, and IT since 2007. Early in my career at WDG I introduced the firm to Sketchup and developed in house training sessions and materials still in use today. In addition to my work at WDG with Sketchup I have also written plugins for Sketchup to enable more seamless SU to 3DSMax workflow for rendering.

 

Currently I am a leader in WDG’s sustainability culture where I participate in firm committees, lead seminars, help write the firm’s sustainability newsletter, and have given public presentations on our Net-Zero Energy Home project at DC|AIA’s COTE and DesignDC.

Software

Proficient with Revit, AutoCAD, Bluebeam, Newforma, Adobe Creative Suite, 3DS Max, Sketchup, and Microsoft Office Suite applications.

Experience with both Windows and Mac OS