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REGISTERED ARCHITECT

Alabama #7881   3/22/2017

 

EDUCATION:

Master of Architecture Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012

Bachelor of Environmental Design University of Colorado, 2005

EXPERIENCE:

Architectural Coordinator

BL Harbert International

June 2019 - Present   Birmingham, Alabama

Coordinating architectural components of complex projects with MEP engineers. BIM modeling for coordination between trades, material estimates & documentation.

Architect

David Baker Architects

March 2019 - June 2019   Birmingham, Alabama

Architect, specializing in automation of BIM documentation workflows & modular construction.

Architect & Digital Fabrication Manager

GA Studio + BLOX

January 2017 - February 2019    Bessemer, Alabama

Researched & implemented automated roll forming with a HOWICK machine. Collaborated with Lithuanian software developer AGA-CAD to create an automated workflow from REVIT design to manufacturing documentation & machine code. An error-prone, multi-week, manual process for metal framed walls was transformed into a lean digital fabrication workflow.

Intern Architect

ArchitectureWorks, LLC

October 2012 – December 2016 (4 years 3 months) Birmingham, Alabama

Graduate Research Assistant

Georgia Tech Research Institute

April 2012 – September 2012 (6 months) Atlanta, Georgia

Department of Energy funded research focused on the development of Photovoltaic Balance of Systems designs, in particular mounting and racking systems. Design tasks included illustration and documentation, prototype fabrication, lab testing, as well as structural analysis and optimization.

Intern Architect

Fuller & Thompson Architects

August 2008 – June 2009 (11 months) Birmingham, Alabama

Project Coordinator for new K-8 Birmingham City School.

Design Development, Contract Documents, 3D Modeling, presentation graphics, etc.

BIM Coordinator / Graphic Designer / Intern Architect

Davis Architects

September 2005 – August 2008 (3 years) Birmingham, Alabama

Intern Architect and Graphic Designer. Implemented firm with REVIT Architecture.

Lead REVIT designer & technical assistant to Davis Architects as well as structural & mechanical consultants.

HONORARIUMS:

First Place

          National Concrete Masonry Association Unit Design Competition, 2010

Exhibition at Museum of Design Atlanta 

          Geometer at Atlanta Beltline Trail, 2011

Exhibition at Advances in Architectural Geometry - Centre Pompidou

          Geometer at Atlanta Beltline Trail, 2012

PATENT:

Solar Panel Truss Mounting Systems and Methods

United States US9163861 B2

Issued June 28, 2016

The goal of this design is to provide the most cost-effective racking system for utility scale PV arrays. This system, called the Quad Pod, is predicated on the principles of preassembly to minimize labor cost and ultra-efficient, long-span truss design to minimize material cost. Additionally, both approaches yield significant improvements in installation time and worker safety and comfort.

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