About Me

I am currently a working as contract architectural designer and drafter in Denver, CO and pursuing my Master's of Architecture at CU Denver. I recently graduated with my Bachelor's of Architecture from UCD in May 2015. 

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PHILOSOPHY

Living on the edge of the current paradigm shift allows us as designers a unique opportunity.

We have the chance to be the driving force behind redefining social responsibility. Standing alone, each of us is capable of making a difference. But with the increasingly collaborative nature of architecture as a profession, we can now achieve so much more, together. As we take a holistic approach, not just with the design of one building, but with our  communities, we have the chance to redefine the boundaries of design. To innovate where we, as a global community, are sorely hurting the most.

 Photo Credit:  Evan Leinbach

Photo Credit: Evan Leinbach

Instead of focusing solely on beauty or function, design should embrace the possibility of becoming something so much greater. Learning to infuse courage and idealism into a design brings an optimistic facet to a project. One that can transcend beauty and function alone, bringing new purpose and direction to a design problem that can benefit the community at large.

Realizing the potential of design to not only mitigate the current issues, but to provide a better world for future generations is how we will move the profession forward. Together, we can move past the “cradle to grave” approach, further incorporate the “cradle to cradle” approach and strive to create the potential for future stewards to “reincarnate” the world we leave behind as something greater than our generation can ever imagine.

 

Volunteer Work

CAL PROJECT - SPRING 2013

Bradley Elementary

Meg Cypress/MartinMartin - Charles Keyes and team

Design/Build golf course project with 3rd graders at Bradley Elementary

DOORS OPEN DENVER - SPRING 2013

Zen Center of Denver

CAL PROJECT - SPRING 2012

Bradley Elementary

Meg Cypress/MartinMartin - Charles Keyes and team

Design/Build zoo project with 3rd graders at Bradley Elementary

 

Education

 

BACHELOR'S OF SCIENCE ARCHITECTURE

Completed May 2015, University of Colorado Denver

 

ASSOCIATES OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY

Completed May 2013, Arapahoe Community College

AIAS ACC Chapter Founding President, Fall 2011-Spring 2013

President's List Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012

President's Student Advisory Council, Fall 2011-Spring 2012

Biology Faculty Selection Committee, Spring 2012

 

CERTIFICATES

Computer Aided Drafting 2D Certificate

Residential Drafting Certificate

Estimating Certificate

 

SPECIALIZED CLASSES

Revit Architecture

AutoCAD

International Building Codes

Contracts and the Legal Environment

Sustainable Building Systems

Construction Estimating

Construction Scheduling