Professional  Work

The Mattress Factory | Museum of Contemporary Art
Pittsburgh, PA | '15 - '16
Commissioned Artist-in-Residence
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

Design Intern
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
Design Intern
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
Shop Monitor
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

Published Work

"On Biogenous Systems"
University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria
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"
ISBN: 0-9762941-4-1

Grants and Awards

'14 Recipient
National Science Foundation I-CORPs

'14 Recipient
Carnegie Mellon University
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Spark Grant

'14 Recipient
Sprout Fund Catalytic Seed

'14 Recipient
Idea Foundry InterSector (Social Enterprise)

'12 Recipient
John Knox Shear Memorial Design Award


Sketch-to-model prototyping
Systems thinking
Architectural Design
Graphic Design

Physical Prototyping:
Rapid Prototyping
Experienced Woodworker
Architectural Model-maker

Digital Fabrication:
Laser Cutting
3-axis CNC Mill
3D Printing

Strategy & Management:
Grant Writing
Project Management

Rhino 3D (Expert)
Adobe Photoshop (Expert)
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe AfterEffects
3DS Max
AutoCad Architecture