About

It is in a designer’s best interest
to provide value to architecture—value created with better design through increased collaboration, new techniques and time for reflection. Future designers will need all three if they are to create a better world.” ~Ryan Cameron

Education

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Master’s Degree, Architecture
2006 – 2008

Drawing, design, 3D modeling, Revit, BIM, 3D printing and architecture studio projects. Activities and Societies: American Institute of Architects – Students (AIAS)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Bachelor’s Degree, Bachelor of Science
2002 – 2006

Activities and Societies: AIAS

Southeast Community College

Associate of Applied Science, Architectural Engineering
2000 – 2001

Architectural Engineering program trains students a particular skillset dealing with building systems, structural systems and construction documentation. An Associates degree that provides a unique understanding of how the many facets of architecture come together. Activities and Societies: Tecumseh Art Gallery project Lighting Design Coordination Mechanical and Structural engineering

Honors // Awards // Presentations

2014

  • Central States BIM Workshops | Omaha, NE
  • Autodesk University | Las Vegas, NV

2013

  • Licensed Architect
  • Healthcare Design Conference | Orlando, FL
  • Central States BIM Workshops | Omaha, NE
  • Autodesk University | Las Vegas, NV

2010

  • Herman Miller Intern Professional Scholarship for HCD Conference ($1500)
  • EDAC Certification

2009

  • LEED AP Certification

2007

  • ACSA/MCA Nature Center on Chicago’s Northerly Island Competition ($1500)
    1st place
  • AIAS Transportation Hub Competition ($750)
    3rd place

2006

  • Gary Spring Memorial Scholarship Recipient ($5000)
  • AIAS Boston Kiosk Competition ($1500)
    Co-winner, 1st place

Skills

skills

Experience

Project Architect

DLR Group

October 2013 – Present

Lincoln, Nebraska Area

Responsible for architectural projects. Selects, evaluates, and implements architectural procedures and techniques to use to complete projects. Prepares reports and specifications as requested. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Help other utilize new BIM workflows as well as several Adobe and Autodesk softwares.

Architectural Designer

Freelance Architectural Consultant

January 2011 – Present

As a freelance design consultant, I coordinate drawings (either CAD or Revit) and document buildings for construction processes. My roles include integrating BIM, construction documents, design, high end rendering and construction scheduling.

Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art

June 2008 – Present

David City, NE

I coordinate new project development for a Non-Profit organization. One of my many roles is acting as architectural liaison to the board. Currently performing work for expansion of existing facility.

Sinclair Hille Architects

October 2011 – September 2013

Responsible for architectural projects. Selects, evaluates, and implements architectural procedures and techniques to use to complete projects. Prepares reports and specifications as requested. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Help other utilize new BIM workflows as well as several Adobe and Autodesk softwares.

Architectural Designer

March 2008 – December 2010

Healthcare Design is the focus. Connected with experienced leaders in this field, I projected myself in a new direction. With state-of-the art software along with a amazing vision of the future, Visions allowed me to move beyond the view of not just seeing architecture as an art form, but as a platform. By establishing evidence based design as a goal of the project, we have real confirmation that the design works the way it was intended. For more information about the value VIA brings, please visit the website, www.viarchitecture.com

Asst. Mechanical Engineer

The Clark Enersen Partners

December 2001 – March 2008

During my time at Clark Enersen Partners, I performed the role of Intern Engineer for the Mechanical Dept. It coincided with my degree in Engineering as well as my Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Design and Architecture. My goals were to develop a set of engineering skills, coordination between disciples and collaborate in the overall design process. The colleagues I met while working there are exceptional individuals with a keen eye for design.

Certifications

LEED Accredited Professional

USGBC

June 2009 – Present

EDAC – Evidence Based Design

November 2010 – Present

American Institute of Architects – Nebraska Licensee

The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

March 2013 – Present

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Board Member

Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art

November 2008
Arts and Culture

I coordinate new project development for a Non-Profit organization. One of my many roles is acting as architectural liaison to the board. Currently performing work for expansion of existing facility.

Interests:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Education
  • Science and Technology

Publications

Effects of Proportion on Personalized Patient Rooms

Healthcare Design

November 20, 2013

This ongoing research study is conducted at several physical and virtual patient rooms at several major hospitals to gain a better understanding of the psychological effects of the patient room environment on patients. A number of environmental factors were varied and the human cognitive responses were assessed. Presenters will share results of this study and attendees will learn to describe,…more

Volumetric Modeling for your BIM Workflow

Autodesk University 2013

December 3, 2013

In this roundtable session, you learn about generating a powerful data-oriented volume model for Building Information Modeling (BIM) guidelines. The session follows a portion of a well-known national BIM guideline and with the group, discusses the steps to develop a model. As the model evolves, the design authoring/volumetric model grows to include building function and occupancy; building…more

Showcasing your Revit Model

Central States Revit Workshop

August 22, 2013

If you’ve ever wondered what to do now that you’ve created a Revit model, but need fast presentation images and animations, look no further. During this session at CSRW (Now BIM Workshops) I step through the workflow between Autodesk Revit and Showcase to get your client the images they deserve. Useful for project managment, client presentation or just in-house critiques, Showcase can take your…more

Goodbye 2D – Hello 4D Models!

Central States Revit Workshops

August 22, 2013

Tired of 2D black and white drawings to convey your 3D design? Seems a bit old fashioned right? We all know Revit can produce wonderful paper construction documents if tuned properly, but we still have issues. Design intent is only getting architects and engineers so far in the design process. One way to push past the errors, RFI’s and change orders is to better understand the use of the space you…more

Revit+3dsMax: Utilizing Rendering Techniques

Central States BIM Workshops 2014

August 21, 2014

At BIM workshops this year I thought I’d take one small section out of my session from last year dealing solely on Revit to 3dsMax and rendering. In this demonstration I will use the 2013 versions of Revit and 3dsMax without the workflow manager suite installed. While it is not necessary to have the BDS (Building Design Suite), it does require use of two sophisticated software’s, 3dsMax Design and…more

Architectural Designer & BIM Consultant