Curriculum Vitae

I am an architect, design strategist, and product and technology leader with an extensive track record of being a catalyst for high achievement and innovation. In a little over a decade, I have built a broad portfolio of award-winning work and cultivated highly effective teams, operating at the leading edge of the AEC industry. From the onset of my career, I have intuitively seized opportunities at the forefront of architecture and design, and I've dedicated my talents and energy toward expanding that frontier.


9/2020 - Present
Head of Technical Computing
San Francisco
Juno is a product-based real estate development startup, rethinking how housing is developed in cities across America. There, I lead our technology and computation strategy within the Product team.
3/2018 - 6/2020
Architecture Discipline Manager
New York
I led the architecture discipline as part of a cross-functional design leadership team focused on Enterprise businesses. In this role, I recruited, managed, and nurtured exceptional talent while delivering transformative design solutions for leading global institutions. Based on my track record as a functional manager and leader in the organization, I worked with executives at the highest levels of the organization to inform recruitment practices, company culture, and support and lead sensitive, high-risk ventures.
9/2013 - 2/2018
Ennead Architects
New York

Served as a design technology leader - facilitating the improvement of colleague’s capabilities, firm-wide, with digital design methodologies. I worked on numerous institutional projects across all project phases. My project roles were broad -operating at the intersection of design, computational expertise, and strategic acuity - including the design and development of specialty systems, building enclosures, space planning, and programming.
3/2016 - 6/2016
Adjaye Associates
New York
Served as a Project Architect for the 130 William project, primarily focused on the detailed development of the tower's facade systems. Among a team of three architects, I led our documentation and coordination efforts - rationalizing and systemizing our approach to the nuances and details of the tower's features.
3/2013 - 9/2013
Intermediate Designer
Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects
New York
Led several fast-paced, high-pressure projects during my tenure with JGA. My responsibilities ranged from design leadership for the (unbuilt) New York Flagship location of Marc Jacobs -the firm’s largest client-, to construction administration on the renovation of a historic Hudson Valley residence for the CEO of Marc Jacobs. In this role, dealt extensively with demanding clients and their teams, contractors, and sub-contractors.
6/2011 - 3/2013
Junior Designer
Studio V Architecture
New York

Led the winning competition team for the Empire Stores RFP. Managed a group of 3 designers and was responsible for the conceptual development of the project and management of submission deliverables. Spearheaded several employee development programs to bolster the educational facet of the studio’s culture.

8/2009 - 5/2012
Independent Architectural Designer
Dubai, UAE
Geneva, CH
New York
In 2009, while teaching full-time at the American University of Sharjah in the UAE, I took on several projects as an independent contractor. I continued this type of work for several years, across three countries, working on an award-winning installation, commercial, hospitality, and stadium projects.

significant projects
Yas Viceroy Hotel Abu Dhabi, Unite,Unire Rome, Karle Hubs 1&2 Bangalore
6/2008 - 2/2009
Junior Designer
ARX / Archen
New York | Dubai

With ARX, I worked as part of a lean design team, developing several mixed-use projects in the gulf region. In 2008, several projects were moving forward and I moved to the UAE to further the project’s development under the associate architect, Archen. 


Highly-effective team leader, having built accomplished teams and coached top talent into effective leaders in their own right. Highly-skilled communicator, comfortably navigating engagements with executive leaders and clients, challenging discussions with managers, peers, and subordinates, or sensitive community engagement discussions.

Systems thinker with a robust command of architectural and design technology subject matter expertise. Certified Design Thinking practitioner, having successfully leveraged the methodology across an array of high-risk ventures and initiatives.


2003 - 2008
Pratt Institute, School of Architecture
Brooklyn, New York


Design Thinking
Certified Design Thinking Practitioner 
LUMA Institute, CDTP
Architecture Registrations
New York
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
Accredited Profession in Building Design + Construction 


Urban Design Forum
American Institute of Architects, NY
Civic Leadership Program Fellow
Museum of Modern Art
Exhibition - Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter - Rethinking Refugee Communities (Ennead)
American Institute of Architects, NY
Design Honor Award - Rethinking Refugee Communities (Ennead)
Museum of Twenty-First Century Art, Rome
1st Prize , 2012 MAXXI Young Architects Program - Unite,Unire (UMD)

Academic Appointments

8/2021 - 5/2022
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Columbia Universaity, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
Housing design studio critic, focused on emerging business models for scalable housing solutions.

8/2017 - 5/2021
Visiting Assistant Professor
Pratt Institute, School of Architecture
Seminar instructor of architectural representation.
8/2009 - 5/2010
Adjunct Professor
American University of Sharjah, College of Art, Architecture, and Design
Studio instructor of second year undergraduate design studio.

Seminar instructor of courses in digital fabrication, design computation, and parametric design.

Assistant design studio instructor for fifth year thesis design studio.

Professional Affiliations

2019 - Present
Urban Design Forum
Fellow, 2019
2015 - Present
American Institute of Architects
Inaugural Civic Leadership Fellow, 2017
2013 - Present
National Organization of Minority Architects - New York Chapter
Executive Board Member - Treasurer, 2016
2012 - 2016
ACE (Architecture, Construction, and Engineering) Mentor Program
ACE mentoring coordinator at Ennead Architects
Michael Caton, RA, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CDTP