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Work experience

May 2010Present

Intern / Architect 1


Work at SmithGroup began as an internship through the award of a scholarship during the final year of graduate school from the company. The internship focused on providing a wide range of experiences. Some of the work included schematic design reports, preparation for interviews with potential clients, construction documents, AIA award submissions, and documentation of existing buildings to be renovated.

After the formal completion of the internship, work became focused mainly on a large project in China which is being taken through the design development phase. The entire project is being completed in Revit. 

May 2008Aug 2008



This summer internship focused on providing experience with the design of a local community group's updated facility. They were using an old bank building as an office, and it needed to become a community center as well as function as private office space. The building was located in a rough neighborhood, and needed to be a welcoming environment for the community as well as provide security for the office. The main focus of the building's renovation was the interior design. The project was designed and modeled using Revit, and renderings for the client were created using a combination of Adobe products.

The design was presented with an award later in the fall, and the group is working on funding the project.


Structures Teaching Assistant

Lawrence Technological University
May 2006Sep 2006


Designs Unlimited

Designed custom kitchens as well as computer and hand rendered kitchen designs.


Aug 2008May 2010

Master's of Architecture

University of Michigan
Aug 2004May 2008

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Lawrence Technological University


3D Modeling
Experience with Rhino, SketchUp, AutoCad, Viz, 3D Studio Max
Experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign




2009:Architecture Study Abroad Program in Florence, Italy

2007 - 2008:trAce (architectural think tank)

Active team member in collaborative design

2006 - 2007:Solar Decathlon Team ALOeTERRA

Public Relations Coordinator

Business management team

Construction team member

2007:Architecture Study Abroad Program in Venezuela

Studied vernacular architecture in Merida and Barquisimeto

2004 - 2006:Habitat for Humanity

2004 - 2006:American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)

Class Representative


2010:Thesis project kept for University of Michigan accreditation

Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society

Annual invitations limited to top ten percent of graduate and upper-class students

2008:Jefferson East Business Association Design Award

Award for redesigning their facility with Gensler

2004 - 2010:Scholarships

SmithGroup Scholarship

AIA Scholarship

Booth Fellows Study Abroad Scholarship

Architecture Alumni Scholarship

International Scholarship Foundation

University Honors Scholarship

Freimann Scholarship

Perke Scholarship

Dioszegi Scholarship

Michigan Competitive Scholarship

2007 - 2008:Structures Achievement Award

Tau Sigma Delta Honors Society

Lambda Iota Tau University Honors Society

Annual invitations limited to top forty students within the university