My life-long aspiration is to become an Architect with specialization in high-rise, large scale architectural projects which vary from commercial, residential and civic functions. This equally matches my desire to become an Urban Planner/Designer with a goal to redevelop urban zones that raise quality of urban life and reinforce sustainable redevelopment and civic identity.
Project Designer - LWDMR Architects
March 2016 - Ongoing
As Project Designer I am assigned the tasks of aiding my employer with the design of large scale residential projects. These include surveying existing site-conditions pre and post construction, aiding with zoning and code studies, planning of programmatic layouts, preparation of construction documents and helping with the development of building forms, materiality, and tectonics in the context of site, location and urban suitability.
Drafter - SEVAN Multi-Site Solutions
October 2015 - November 2015
My responsibilities as drafter entail the production of documentation of existing commercial projects for later redevelopment and renovation by corporate clients. I document as-built elevations through survey measurements to produce two-dimensional drawings of buildings in AutoCAD which are placed on document templates. My responsibilities also entails the labelling of various as-built elements on the elevation so as to identify fenestrations, access points, utilities, and significant architectural features.
Research and Publications Assistant - NJIT
July 2013 – October 2013
I was hired by the School of Architecture to design school publications oriented towards the display of school-wide projects and individual student designs. I also helped modify print publications to digital format and for graphic re-design of civic and institutional research project prints.
Student - NJIT/Habitat for Humanity
September 2012 – December 2012
My fall 2012 semester was oriented towards an architectural competition to design an environmentally responsible home as part of a Habitat for Humanity initiative to build popular housing for an underprivileged neighborhood in East Orange, NJ. I was one of the finalists in the competition.
Student - NJIT SAH Archipedia
July 2012 – October 2012
I was part of a database development program for the Society of ArchitecturalHistorians. It was spearheaded by a professor at the New Jersey School of Architecture and we were responsible for filtering searchable content and addressing any database search errors. (SAH Archipedia)
October 2011 – April 2012
Went to Brazil in order to research Bus-Rapid Transit systems from the IPPUC (Institute of urban planning and research for Curitiba) for an independent project on the development of a Bus-Rapid Transit system for the city of Newark.
2010 - present
2010 - present
2014 - 2015 M.A. Housing and Urbanism
New Jersey Institute of Technology
2010 - 2014 B.Arch
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
2009 - 2010 B.Arch