Master of Architecture – University of Oregon (Eugene, Oregon, USA) 2006-2008
Studio Emphasis: environmentally sustainable design strategies.
My thesis dealt with the relationship and influence of sustainability - environmental and social - on religious architecture. I used the process of designing a synagogue for a site in Eugene, Oregon to explore the rituals of judaism, while interviewing members of the local congregations, and surveying contacts across north america, to delve into contemporary issues facing the creation of religious architecture.
Course Concentration: teaching media techniques and design studio
Awards: Betty Peting Traveling Award and Fletcher, Farr, Ayotte Scholarship
Bachelor of Science (Architecture) – McGill University (Montreal, Canada) 1999-2003
Study Abroad: Greece – 2001. Studied ancient architecture, Greek mythology, and field sketching techniques
Glenn Murcutt Master Class – (Sydney, Australia) 2008
An intensive design exploration under the guidance of Australian Architects Glenn Murcutt, Peter Stutchbury, Richard Leplastrier and Brit Andresen. Collaborated with architects from around the world on a design that addressed local climatic and cultural conditions while seamlessly integrating architecture into the greater landscape.