Education 


Master of Architecture with distinction / 2005
University of Michigan 3.65/4.00

Bachelor of Science in Architecture / 2003
University of Michigan 3.52/4.00

Associates in Applied Science Architectural
Technology with distinction / 2001
Ferris State University 3.38/4.00
 

Affiliations 


ASLA Member / 2015 to present  

IIDA Member / 2014 to present  

NCIDQ Certificate / 2014

Licensed Architect / State of Indiana / 2013

Licensed Architect / State of Michigan / 2013

Spark Mentor Program / 2012 to present

NCARB Certificate / 2012

Licensed Architect / State of Illinois / 2012

CSI Construction Document Technologist / 2012

AIA Member / 2012 to present

Chicago ACE Mentor Program / 2006-2017
          Team leader since 2011-2014
          Associate Board Member 2012-2017

LEED AP BD&C / 2006

AIAS Member / 1999-2003


Technical Skills 


Bluebeam / Newforma / BIM360 / 4+ years 
Experienced at using a variety of management and coordination tools to aide in the documentation, coordination, and construction process  

Revit / 10+ years 
Experienced developing projects from conceptual design through construction documents and knowledgeable in family creation and manipulation.  I have served team roles as model manager and BIM coordinator. 

Auto CAD / 19+ years 
Experienced developing projects in both 2d and 3d at all phases using Auto CAD and ADT

SketchUp / 6+ years
Experienced in utilizing SketchUp as a design tool to quickly explore ideas and facilitate a design discussion.  Knowledgeable in utilizing plug-ins to increase efficiency and maximize presentation quality   

Rhinoceros / Grasshopper 
Experienced using Rhino during conceptual design to rapidly manage and manipulate multiple concepts and to develop 3d imagery

Adobe Suite / 15+ years 
Have used tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Flash to translate concepts and communicate project information

Physical Modeling / 17+ years 
Experienced in creating models to accurately represent a project, and diagrammatic models to facilitate workshops and illustrate concepts utilizing many types of materials, technology, and integration of 3D printed components  

 

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Publications 


2017 - “Maintaining Design Intent Through Construction" 
            DLRGroup.com/Insights   
2014 - “Booker T. Washington STEM Academy:
            2013 James D. MacConnell Award" 
            CEFPI Educational Facility Planner  
2013 - “MacConnell Award Winner" 
            School Planning & Management  
2010 - “School on the Prairie” 
            The-Third-Teacher.com
2010 - “Imagine Like a Child: Carrie Busey
            Elementary School Student Design Workshop” 
            The-Third-Teacher.com
2010 - “Viva La Food Revolution!” 
            The-Third-Teacher.com
2009 - “Designing the New STEM Academy at
            Booker T. Washington Elementary School” 
            The-Third-Teacher.com
2007 - “A New High School: Natrona County
            School District, Wyoming” 
            Architectural Record, original renderings
2006 - Northwest Community Hospital renderings
            featured in internal NCH publication 


Honors 


2017 - Co-Chair of the 2018 Tours Committee for the
            USGBC Greenbuild International Conference and Expo
2013 - NanaWall Photo Story Contest - Best Education
            Carrie Busey Elementary School
2013 - CEFPI - Dr. James D. MacConnell Award Winner
            Booker T. Washington STEM Academy
2013 - Learning by Design - Citation of Excellence Award
            Carrie Busey Elementary School
2012 - Illinois Association of School Boards - Award of Distinction
            Carrie Busey Elementary School
2012 - William W. Caudill Citation for Design Excellence
            Booker T. Washington STEM Academy
2011 - Illinois Association of School Boards - Award of Distinction
            Booker T. Washington STEM Academy
2009 - Learning by Design - Citation of Excellence Award
            Clifton Hunter High School
2005 - Student Merit Award
            Association of Licensed Architects
2005 - Ghana Spring Studio, Ghana, West Africa
            Prof. James Chaffers FAIA
2005 - Thesis Show 2005
            “Urban Ripples of the Green Network”
2005 - Annual Student Show 2005
            “A Hospital in Bombay”
2004 - Oslo Spring Studio, Oslo, Norway
            Prof. Kristine Synnes
2004 - Annual Student Show 2004
            “A Rest Stop on M-14”
2003 - Annual Student Show 2003
            “University of Michigan Fine Arts Museum”
2003 - Best Presentation, First Annual Design Charette
            University of Michigan, “Aperture” 
2002 - Honorable Mention, Annual Student Show 2002
            “Law Library Scholar Space” 

 

Experience 


DLR Group
November 2014 to present
Chicago, Illinois

During my first year at DLR Group I have worked as lead designer and lead project architect with a multi-office team to develop a new 1,200 student middle school for Dickinson Public Schools in North Dakota.  I have become a K-12 design resource for the region and helped win projects locally to expand the K-12 market in the Chicago area.  The success of those projects has lead to my elevation to senior associate.  


OWP/P | Cannon Design
January 2006 to October 2014
Chicago, Illinois

At OWP/P | Cannon Design I have had the opportunity to work in the healthcare, and retail markets, but I have spent the majority of the last seven years working on K-12 and higher education projects.  My role has evolved from intern to associate architect with responsibilities as a project architect and project designer. 


Henry Kowalewski and Associates AIA
May 2002 to December 2005
Ann Arbor, Michigan

During this three year period I worked full time during the summer and part time during the school year while I was completing my undergraduate and master of architecture degrees.  I had the opportunity to work on a variety of single family residential, commercial, and light industrial projects.  


FSU: Ed Neill, University Architect
May 2001 to August 2001
Big Rapids, Michigan

While completing my education at Ferris State I had the opportunity to work for the university architect.  I helped coordinate the final phases of the new library by Gwathmey Siegel, and I was responsible for the site development of paths and stairways throughout campus completing the campus master plan to integrate the new library.