• Harvard University, Graduate School of Design. Cambridge, MA
    M. Arch, June 1995
  • Cambridge University, Department of Architecture. Cambridge, England
    Exchange Program, January-June 1994
  • Cornell University, College of Human Ecology. Ithaca, NY
    B.S. (Interior Design), May 1991

Work Experience 

Charles T. Young Architects, P.C. New York, NY
Architect, May 1999 – Present

Southampton Residence, Southampton, NY, 1999-2003, 16,000 gsf
Developed conceptual and schematic designs. Worked on casework, barbecue, grand stair, railing and kitchen details. Constructed 3D CAD models for design study and client presentation.

Palm Beach Opera Center, West Palm Beach, Florida, 2000-2001, 170,000 gsf 1600 seat opera hall with rehearsal and support spaces, and parking facilities for 800 cars.
Developed conceptual design and presentation drawings (including color perpectival hand renderings) for winning competition entry. Worked in collaboration with Pei Partnership on drawings into schematic design phase. Constructed 3D CAD models for renderings.

Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland, Ohio, 2004-2008, 30,000 gsf 250 seat recital hall and support, administrative offices and classrooms 
Worked on all phases of documentation from conceptual design to construction documents. Constructed 3D CAD models for design studies and renderings. Developed working drawings set for music library renovation. Developed details for architectural concrete walls, lobby stairs, public support spaces (box office, bathrooms, coat check), acoustical wood walls for recital hall, music classrooms and studios, signage.

Ritz-Carlton Penthouse, New York, NY, 2005-2008, 7,250 gsf 
Renovation of floor-through apartment for an art collector and her family. Worked on all phases of documentation from conceptual design to working drawings. Constructed 3D models for design study and presentation. Created color perspectival renderings of every room for presentation to client. Worked closely with client on selection and placement of major pieces of art.

Naples Residence, Naples, FL, 2003-Present, 19,300 gsf 
Developed conceptual design and worked on all phases of documentation, into construction documents. Constructed 3D CAD models for client presentations and renderings. Created working drawing packages for pool, Jacuzzi, entry colonnade and wine cellar. Worked on all aspects of design and detailing, including development of glass & aluminum skylights, grand entry stairs, casework, pantry & butler’s pantry.

Haverford College Music Department, Haverford, PA, 2009, 33,000 gsf new, 17,000 gsf renovated 
Prepared plans, sections and elevations for feasibility study regarding additions to existing Haverford music schools. New proposed construction includes 250 seat recital hall, new music & electronic music studios and classrooms, practice rooms, large rehearsal hall, lobby and support spaces. Proposed renovated spaces include administrative/ faculty offices and computer labs.

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, Architects, LLP. New York, NY
Junior Architect, April 1996 – May 1999

Roman L. Hruska United States Courthouse, Omaha, Nebraska, 1996 
Worked on 95% Design Development drawings. Worked on design of public spaces and interiors of courtrooms. Designed security desk, benches and podium for Main Lobby. Specified lighting and furniture. Developed paint and finish schedules.

MID Kyoto Office Development, Kyoto, Japan, 1997 
Worked on winning competition entry for urban masterplan of a major office/retail/hotel/entertainment complex with Harry Cobb.

The Washington Opera, Washington, D.C., 1997 2,000 seat Opera Hall, 400 seat Lecture Hall 
Worked on conceptual & schematic design phases. Developed color plans, massing and presentation models.

Christopher Newport University Performing Arts Center, Newport News, Virginia, 1998 180,000 sf,1,750 seat performance hall, 500 seat music and theatre hall, 200 seat studio theatre 
Worked on design development package for theatre interior, lobby, colonnade and building envelope. Created and rendered 3D CAD model. Developed design for theatre trusswork, balconies, proscenium and columns.

California Institute of Technology Broad Center for the Biological Sciences, Pasadena, Californi, 1998 120,000 sf Research laboratories and support spaces plus four specialized facilities for experimental MRI, electronic diffraction, high-resolution X-ray diffraction, and vivarium; 97-seat auditorium/lecture hall; seminar room, lobby lounges, café 
Worked closely with Jim Freed on developing winning competition entry.

Israel Museum Entrance Complex, Jerusalem, Israel, 1999 8,400m2 Entry Pavilion with ground level visitor reception hall and 500-seat auditorium 
Worked closely with Jim Freed on conceptual and schematic design of tilted arc-shaped concrete lobby and circulation spaces surrounding central skylit atrium. Developed details for skylight, stonework and stair design.

Swanke, Hayden & Connell, Architects. New York, NY
Junior Architect, December 1995 – February 1996
Worked on details of interior support spaces (bathrooms, lounges, meeting rooms) for IBM Headquarters, Armonk, NY.

Harvard University Planning Group. Cambridge, MA
Assistant Planner, June – September 1993
Assisted in designing proposals for renovation of and addition to Kennedy School of Government and reprogramming of Radcliffe campus. Designed and rendered presentation drawings. Assisted in conducting feasibility studies.

Pollard, Thomas & Edwards, Architects. London, England
Architectural Intern, June – August 1992
Worked on renovation and extension of a surgery in north London. Developed construction document package. Specified lights, fixtures, materials and finishes for interior. Assisted in designing courtyard space.

Awards / Honors

  • Awarded $5000 Xeric grant for publishing graphic novel, 2003.
  • Work published in Studio Works, a Graduate School of Design Publication, Fall 1995.
  • Reconstructed and exhibited Eileen Grey chair as part of traveling exhibition sponsored by the Graduate School of Design. Shown at Harvard University, Fall 1995, and Columbia University, Spring 1996.
  • Work published in Cambridge University Department of Architecture Student Catalogue, Spring 1994.
  • Awarded travel grant to study Hans Scharoun’s Berlin Philharmonie and to present an analysis for a traveling exhibition sponsored by the Graduate School of Design, November 1993.