What I've Done:
I'm an architectural designer currently living in Brooklyn, NY. In 2005, I left my home town of Cambridge, MA and moved to Chicago where I attended the Illinois Institute of Technology to study architecture. After graduating with honors in 2010, I took a job at Alt Architecture + Research Associates where I worked for nearly four years and contributed to a number of projects - most notably the Veterans Memorial Building in Cedar Rapids, and the Department of Veterans Affairs' new Healing Environment Design Guideline (to be released in 2015).
In April of 2014, I left Chicago and returned to Cambridge where I worked for Peter James Builders, a small company specializing in residential construction. While I prepared drawings and contributed design ideas, the real fun there came from getting my hands dirty (See Image 2). Working on site was enlightening, but as of October 2014 I've been back in the office, working at HTO Architect in NYC.
What I Care About:
I care about good design, and urban spaces that benefit everyone. Some people like watching movies; I like cool neighborhoods and parks. I read about transit stytems in my spare time, and spend far too much of my life on Google Maps. I believe that the best professional environments are collaborative and transparent, and are filled with people who always seek the best solution, even if it isn't theirs. I'm always interested in new ideas, and am happy to share my own.
Wanna talk about maps some time? Let me know.