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architecture student. engineering graduate. minimalist psuedo-Colorado native dichromatic deuteranopia

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EXPERIENCE research assistant UCD College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) Jan. 2012 – Present

Developing collaboration protocols and platforms for communication between parties involved in international development projects at the CAP.

teaching assistant Colorado School of Mines May 2011 – Jun. 2011

Supervised and managed student survey teams, equipment inventories, grading and helping with surveying tasks and problems during an intensive 3 week course.

engineering intern Applied Technical Services, Inc. Apr. 2010 – Jan. 2011

Prepared subsurface investigation drawings, maps, construction plans, and consultant proposals.

EDUCATION architecture University of Colorado, Denver

Master of Architecture - Expected: May 2014 GPA: 3.7

engineering Colorado School of Mines

Bachelor of Science Engineering - Civil - 2011 (E.I.T.) GPA: 3.1

SKILLS ACTIVITIES Adobe Creative Suite AutoCAD AutoCAD Civil3D RISA 3D SketchUp SolidWorks

American Institute of Architects Students American Society of Civil Engineers CSM EPICS Engineering Design Program Summer 2009 Teaching Assistant Spring 2012 Client to Team Waste Solutions DBIA Student Design Competition Fall 2010 Team Captain (2nd Place) National Student Steel Bridge Competition Spring 2011 Team Captain (11th Place) Order of the Engineer Study Abroad Design-build Guatemala Winter 2011-2012


tower

basswood (12” x 6” x 4”)


Cadence manifests through the development and repitition of a module. Simultaneously, an overlap move nests within the grid to provide contrast and varied readings throughout the piece.

tower

basswood (12” x 6” x 4”)


The sculptural construct is

transformed into a tower structure. The language of the overlap move becomes marker for entry; the grid opens to allow for ascension and circulation; varying views are achieved, privleging the vista on the top.


tower


basswood (12” x 6” x 4”)

gathering space


grid

rotated grid

solid volume on grid

puncture on rotated grid

hybrid grid fills void

shear in elevation

gathering space

The abstract art object is developed through a concise morphology. Grids in opposition are superimposed to create a broken grid. The punctured volume creates opportunity to achieve integration through additive and subtractive design methods.


The sculpture is transitioned into a which exists as a bridge.

gathering space

The axis perpindicular to the canyon provides for circulation, while the axis parallel allows for viewing through the filter of the broken grid screen. A gathering takes place when the view switches axis creating new experiences and alternating views throughout.


creative works

graphite on paper (12” x 10”)


graphite on paper (24” x 18”)

graphite on paper (24” x 18”)

creative works


graphite on paper (4” x 10”)

sanguine charcoal on bristol (24” x 18”)


creative works


Sandstone arch at Big Bend boulders near Moab, UT Arch spans 8 feet and was constructed, photographed and disassembled in one day in August 2010. The full moon provides the back lighting, a headlamp the forelighting, and a passing car illuminates the trees in the background. ISO 200

APERTURE f/2.1

EXPOSURE 0.5

FOCAL LENGTH 50mm


guatemala


A design-build study abroad trip to San Juan, Comalapa, Guatemala in December-January 2012. Working with Long Way Home, an earthbag dome classroom was designed and constructed for a vocational school campus. The construction utilized, recycled materials and natural earth excavated, mixed and rammed by hand.

guatemala


A tire and gravel foundation was hand dug and compacted. The completed dome will be plastered by local craftsmen on both the interior and exterior.


The design for the dome is based on a lancet arch, which utilizes the arc of two offset circles to produce a “beehive� look that effectively maximizes interior space and headroom but needs no shoring or formwork to construct. A pole compass was constructed to measure the corbelling of the dome as the constructed portion rose after each course. The dome required approximately 30 courses of earthbag tubes.

guatemala


The group spent 16 days in Guatemala, 12 of which were spent designing and building in Comalapa. We took a side trip to Antigua for an afternoon and another to the lowland region of Coatepque. Here we represented the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Center for Global Health in a tour and consultation regarding the development of a health clinic in the town of Chiquirines. Experiencing the poverty and desperation of the communities there was eye-opening and inspiring. The relationships and meetings there have spurred a series of studios and continuing international collaboration in which I am involved in developing platforms for communication and coworking across Denver and in Guatemala.

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