Professional Experience

Associate, Campus Planner  |  November 2015 - Present
Ayers Saint Gross, Tempe, Arizona
Working on the creation of design concepts and the development of technical solutions for both architectural and campus planning projects.  Responsibilities include developing key illustrative graphics, writing project reports, collaborating with consultants and client presentations.  Major Projects include:

 

Architectural Planner  |  January 2012 - November 2015
State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Involved in the planning and programming of large and small-scale capital projects that support the university’s comprehensive physical master plan. This includes preparing scope documents for large and small-scale rehab projects, auditing space use within campus buildings and developing corresponding space utilization studies, developing master plan and planning studies for various academic and administrative decanal units, preliminary programming and space concepts for both new buildings and major renovations, development of the five year capital plan proposal, preliminary test fits and concept drawings/diagrams, graphics and presentations for various campus initiatives, assisting with departmental moves, and accessing information and producing resultant graphic reports using the university’s physical space inventory database.  Major Projects include:

  • Athletics Master Plan: Spearheaded master planning efforts, working directly with the UB Athletics Department to develop site plans and corresponding renderings of several athletic facilities, both new construction and major renovations;
  • Infrastructure Task Force: Working with Senior Leadership, the Infrastructure Task Force investigated the policies and processes that affect UB’s campus environment, including improved utilization and space standards, development of design standards for UB’s three campuses, and a revival of UB’s planning board;
  • Five-Year Capital Plan: Utilizing the University’s Facilities Master Plan and UB’s Comprehensive Plan, worked collaboratively with senior leadership to develop the five-year capital plan which includes re-branding UB’s three campuses and works to deal with the effects on both North and South Campuses as the School of Medicine moves to UB’s downtown Campus;
  • Teaching Assistant and Adjunct Professor Common Spaces: Adapting the ‘Common Space’ approach to provide office space for Teaching Assistants and Adjunct Professors allow for a new space standards to be applied to these groups which will allow for less physical space to be assigned to them and will thus create available offices for both immediate and future space needs for many undersized academic units;
  • South Campus Revitalization Study: Investigating multiple scenarios for revitalizing UB’s historic South Campus once the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences vacates the campus for a new structure on UB’s Downtown Campus.  The goal of this study is to investigate ways to repopulate South Campus, demolish unsightly temporary structures, and accommodate service and classroom needs for administrative and academic units that will be housed on South Campus.

 

Intern Architect  |  April 2011 - January 2012
Lauer-Manguso & Associates Architects, Buffalo, NY
Involved in production for various types of programs including retail, commercial, senior housing, student housing, and health care; producing technical and presentation drawings for schematic designs to design development including plans, sections, elevations, site plans, diagrams, 3-D models and renderings; graphics for marketing and proposal packages; selecting interior finishes; resource library maintenance; plotting and scanning, and site measurements.


Education

Master of Architecture  |  Graduated June 2010
State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Research Group: Inclusive Design
Study Abroad Participant: Sustainable Futures 2009, Monteverde, Costa Rica
Special Project Topic: Provided a contemporary library program and wayfinding solutions around and within an existing University Library
Cumulative G.P.A- 3.4

Bachelor of Arts: Interior Design/Pre-Architecture  |  Graduated May 2007
University of New Haven, West Haven, CT
ASID/IIDA Student Chapter President; ASID Connecticut Student Representative to the Board
Cumulative G.P.A- 3.8 (Cum Laude)


Software Knowledge

AutoCAD
Revit
Trimble SketchUp
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Dreamweaver
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Access