The Mattress Factory | Museum of Contemporary Art
Pittsburgh, PA | '15 - '16
Designed and fabricated “Living Things” installation demonstrating the novel concept of architectural symbiosis between people and photosynthetic algae grown for food and fuel of the future.
Pittsburgh, PA | '13-'15
Launched waste-to-energy venture. Recruited and managed engineers, raised seed funding. Designed and built bench scale apparatus and protocol. Designed pilot system.
Bio_Logic Design Group
Pittsburgh, PA | '13 - '14
Worked with faculty from Architecture and Mechanical Engineering designing, testing, patenting and marketing architectual applications of phase change materials and NiTanol. Improved sketch-to-protoype work flow in the office.
Skidmore Owings and Merrill
New York City, NY | '12
3D modeling, drawing, and rendering for two Middle Eastern master plan competitions. Independently developed design concepts and drawings for the rennovation of two NYC commercial lobbies.
Kohn Pederson Fox
New York City, NY | '10
Assisted concept design, 3D modeling, digital visualization for master plan on large educational campus design competition. Edited construction drawings for mid-rise residential project.
Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture Wood Shop
Pittsburgh, PA | '11 - '13
Maintained and repaired wood shop machines and hand tools. Instructed freshman shop class students in proper carpentry techniques, and maintained shop cleanliness.
Carnegie Mellon University | Bachelor's of Architecture 2013
Fast Company "This Photosynthetic Furniture Can Grow Your Dinner"
Vice "Is Spirulina Furniture the Future of Interior Decor"
Wired "In This Furniture Lives Edible Seaweed"
Domus "Living Things"
Food and Wine "New Furniture can Grow You a Snack in Your Living Room"
Tree Hugger "Algal Infused, Living Furniture Generates Heat, Food, and Light"
Inhabitat "These Living Algae Lamps Produce Light, Heat, and a Protein Packed Snack"
Mattress Factory "Living Things"
Woodworking Network "Could a Furniture Farm Grow Your Next Meal?"
Web Urbanist "Photosynthetic Furniture: Living Fixtures Produce Light & Heat"
Upstarter Incubator "Bio-Goop Mentoring"
Next Pittsburgh "DigestOmat Eats Into Our 36 Million Ton Food Waste Problem"
"On Biogenous Systems"
University of Vienna
European Meetings on Cybernetics and Systems Research
"System and Method for Synthesizing Biogas"
Provisional Patent Application
Application Number US 62/022.274
"Algal Architecture: Integrating Biological Symbiosis"
Published by Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture
in "[En]Coding Architecture"
Grants and Awards
National Science Foundation I-CORPs
Carnegie Mellon University
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Spark Grant
Sprout Fund Catalytic Seed
Idea Foundry InterSector (Social Enterprise)
John Knox Shear Memorial Design Award
3-axis CNC Mill
Strategy & Management:
Rhino 3D (Expert)
Adobe Photoshop (Expert)