Throughout my career I have focused on international architecture while living and practicing in various cities around the world. This includes spending a year in Bangkok, Thailand and two in Shanghai, China where I collaborated on competition entries for Brearely Architects and Urbanists. After my time in Asia I returned to school, earning a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon, while designing various retail environments as a freelance designer. I now live in Berlin where I have recently won an architectural design competition for extending and renovating an historic gymnasium. I also have been collaborating with various firms on the design and renovation of residential properties around the city as well as developing international competition entries. Along with architectural design projects I have curated an art and architecture exhibition - www.saveberlin.com, and work as a freelance writer for various design magazines and websites. I also created, write for and edit the online architecture magazine, www.talkitect.com
My architectural interest delves into the study of materiality, tectonics and how to bring natural light into a building in innovative ways while being sensitive to the surrounding environment. This interest leads to a phenomenological approach to design, focusing on the experience of each user being a unique act in an everchanging temporal existence. By using design to reveal seasonal and climactic change I strive to create an experience where people are aware of the unique aspects of each moment in the existence of a building. Like the artist Ned Kahn, I use the natural phenomena of wind, water and light to make dynamic architecture where a static building becomes alive with movement. Incorporating plant life further visualizes temporal change as well as merges the architecture with the surrounding landscape.