This is strictly a portfolio of my work from graduate school. In these projects the overarching idea that ties them, and other independent projects, together is the value I place on fostering human connection around a shared space and activity, especially the ways private space can include and extend the contextual public space. In these designs a new common ground is created which supports the life of the architecture, the community and the people who participate.
During the summer of 2007 I worked with a group of architectural students designing and building a house for a Biloxi, MS resident who lost her house to Hurricane Katrina. It has achieved LEED certification and won an AIA award in Mississippi. After graduation I spent May - July 2009 traveling to Spain, Italy and Turkey on the Kohn Pedersen Fox Traveling Fellowship. From 2009-2012 I worked at KlingStubbins and KPF.
In 2012 I moved to the Caribbean to document the final year of a pioneer Eco-resort, a place where I had originally been inspired by the climate and sustainable design and decided to pursue my architecture degree. I designed a website/blog recording the typical experiences and physical structures for posterity. In 2014 I returned to traditional architecture practice, my interest is on working on sustainable residential and commercial designs.
AIA Henry Adams Medal, 2009 (Graduation award for demonstration of high scholastic achievement, character and promise of professional ability.) ||
NCSU Faculty Award for Design Achievement , 2009 (Graduation award for student exhibiting greatest achievement in design.) ||
NCSU Academic Achievement Award, 2009 (Graduate student with the highest GPA) ||
AIA Eastern NC Section Scholarship, 2008 ||
KPF 2008 Traveling Fellowship, 2008 ($10,000 merit award for the purpose of broadening education through travel) ||
Henry L. Kamphoefner Honor Fellowship, 1st Place, 2008 (faculty selection of outstanding graduating M.Arch student based on total academic achievement) ||
Representative - Hunt Library Design Charette, Nov 2007 ||
Freeman-White Fellowship 07-08 ||
J.A. Jones Architecture Scholarship 07-08