About

Designer, fabricator, thinker, and maker. Architectural design experience gained working on competitions, and positions in award-winning design and engineering firms. Specializing in computational architecture, digital fabrication, as well as advanced visualization techniques.

Employment
Oct 2016 - Current Autodesk Build Space, Boston, MA
Responsible for CNC operation, Waterjet Operation, maintaining a clean operational working environment, and machine safety.
Aug 2015 - Current FabLab | Harvard Graduate School of Design
Responsible for CNC operation, MasterCAM file check, maintaining a clean operational working environment, and machine safety.
May 2016 - Current Certain Measures | Cambridge, MA - Designer
Responsible for design and development of an installation for a research grant looking at
Medial Surfaces and Kerfing Techniques.
May 2015 - Aug 2015 SIFT Studio, Ann Arbor, MI - Designer
Responsible for design and fabrication testing for a small micro-brewery.
Jun 2014 - Aug 2014 Gensler, Detroit, MI - Professional Intern Designer
Responsible for developing large and small-scale projects locally and regionally through various project phases.
Participated in the Chicago Intern Research Program developing a master-planning scheme for Fulton Market, Chicago.
Wrote grasshopper scripts to streamline architectural design concepts and executions.
Sep 2013 - Aug 2015 FabLab | Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Ann Arbor, MI - Digital Fabrication Laboratory Technician
Responsible for CNC operation, MasterCAM file translation,
maintaining a clean operational working environment and student safety.
Oct 2011 - Sep 2012 Buro Happold, Culver City, CA - Technical Designer
Responsible for solving complex geometry problems, 3D modeling, and delivering construction documents
for stadiums, train stations, bridges and large scale canopy and art installations.
Aug 2010 - May 2011 Woodbury University, Burbank, CA - Digital Fabrication Lab Technician
Assisted students and faculty in operating 3-axis CNC, 3D printers and laser cutters and helped fabricate
faculty installations. Responsible for maintaining a clean and safe working lab and
gave demonstrations on proper digital fabrication techniques.
Aug 2010 - May 2011 Woodbury University, Burbank, CA - Teaching Assistant
Assisted faculty in Design Communication courses for undergraduate students and graduate students.
Challenged students to explore novel representation techniques using digital means and
gave demonstrations and lectures on digital methods.
Jan 2009 - Aug 2010 Kaplan Chen Kaplan Architects & Planners, Santa Monica, CA - Designer
Responsible for 3D modeling residential projects and delivering schematic design packages in AutoCAD.
Jan 2007 - Jan 2009 utopiad.org, Santa Monica, CA - Intern
Responsible for 3D modeling, design and rendering. Delivered mixed use, commercial, and
hopitality projects in AutoCAD. Verified project measurements on site.
Education
Aug 2015 - May 2017 Harvard University, Cambridge, MA - Master of Design: Technology
Thesis: 3D Robotic Deposition and Material Extrusion
Aug 2016 - Dec 2016 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA - Class: How to Make Almost Anything
Project: Brew-Net
Sep 2013 - May 2015 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI - Master of Architecture
Thesis: High Contrast
Aug 2009 - May 2011 Woodbury University, Burbank, CA - Bachelor of Architecture
Thesis: Digital Athenaeum
Aug 2006 - May 2008 Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA - Pre-Bachelor of Architecture
Aug 2004 - May 2006 California State University Long Beach, CA - Art/ Art History
Awards
2013 Taubman Scholar, Scholarship
2011 Published in FORM Magazine
2010 Outstanding Service and Leadership to the School of Architecture
2010 First Place AIA 2x8 Competition
2010 Second Place ACSA National Steel Competition
2010 Published ACSA News Magazine Cover, October 2010 Vol 40, #2
2008 Woodbury Portfolio Prize, Scholarship
2008 High GPA Transfer Scholarship
2009 Most Outstanding Student, Award
Installations / Collaborations
2016 "Knot Surfaces" - Andrew Witt | Certain Measures
2016 "Mine the Scrap" - Andrew Witt | Certain Measures
2015 "Microtherme" - Brandon Clifford | Wes McGee
2015 "AltBrew" - Adam Fure | SIFT Studio
2015 "Texture Techtonics" - Adam Fure | SIFT Studio
2015 "Migrant Garden - Flights o' Fancy" - Perry Kulper
2014 UM Digifab - Ben Fortunado
2014 "In The Gardern Grows a Lump" - Andrew Holder
2014 "Our Vodka Detroit" - Gensler
2011 "Gio Ponti's Love Child" - Heather Scott Peterson
2010 "Cabin Fever Wallpaper" - Jennifer Bonner
2010 "Disco Silencio" - Barbara Bestor
Areas of Specialization
Architecture
Engineering
Photography
Interactive Design
Graphic Design
Furniture Design
Computer Programming
CNC/ Robot Programming
Skills
( yrs) Autodesk Revit
( yrs) AutoCad
( yrs) Rhinoceros 3D
( yrs) Grasshopper
( yrs) Autodesk Maya
( yrs) 3D StudioMax
Computer Programming
( yrs) Digital Project
( yrs) CNC Digital Fabrication
( yrs) Photoshop
( yrs) Illustrator
( yrs) InDesign
( yrs) 3D Printing
( yrs) Laser Cutting
( yrs) Construction Documentation
( yrs) Art Installation experience
( yrs) Electronics Design